And it’s back! The rebranded edition of what most of us would recall as SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie). The beautiful city of Geneva will yet again be the epicenter of watchmaking with the first ever physical event of Watches and Wonders. From 30 March to 5 April 2022, the city will be buzzing with the reunion of watch industry professionals, hobbiest, collectors, watchmakers and a plethora of brands from this fascinating world of watches.
After two years of entirely digital events, it was essential to return to the face-to-face format. Maintaining the event over these last two years has confirmed just how important a watch industry gathering can be in facilitating business and dialogue. However, Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022 will have a hybrid format, with both a physical event, for those attending in Geneva, and a digital version, via the watchesandwonders.com platform. New product presentations, new launches, keynotes, panel discussions and talks can therefore be followed on site, but also remotely, via the online platform, either live or in replay.
For this first event at Palexpo under its new name, Watches and Wonders, the salon has attracted a high number of exhibitors with almost forty watch and jewelry Maisons representing the main industry players. Alongside the prestigious brands and leading Maisons, the Carré des Horlogers will play host to fifteen independent artisan-creators as well. You will have an opportunity to discover or rediscover each brand, by literally putting a finger on the exceptional pieces in a show for the very first time. With the aim of encouraging and amplifying these reunions focused on sharing, Watches and Wonders Geneva has revamped its architecture with more open booths, for greater interaction.
This meeting in Geneva will also let you enjoy a rich and exciting program that has been completely overhauled. Indeed, managing to keep a major watchmaking industry event going over these last two years, has enabled this event to evolve and adapt to bigger audiences and meet the challenges of tomorrow. The exhibiting Maisons will provide information, hear your opinions and feedbacks and compare points of view.
So, what can we expect from Watches & Wonders 2022?
The week will include a number of highlights. Among these, the Auditorium, where the brands and especially their leaders, will have a special stage for their announcements and presentations. Conferences, panels and keynotes will also be livestreamed for the general public both on the watchesandwonders.com platform and on social media.
The Morning Show television program, another feature of the innovative and dynamic format, will stream the key news from a studio set up at the heart of the exhibition. Broadcast live each morning, it will give comments and analysis on the day’s launches, while bringing a fresh perspective through interviews with business leaders and discussions hosted by industry experts.
Watches and Wonders Geneva, designed as a ‘Fashion Week’, where the world’s industry professionals can meet to discover the latest products from exhibiting Maisons, sniff out new trends and meet the movers and shakers of today’s watchmaking world, is now preparing to host the biggest watchmaking summit ever organized in Geneva. We are surely looking forward to this reunion, are you?
EXHIBITING BRANDS | A. LANGE & SÖHNE | BAUME & MERCIER | CARTIER | CHANEL | CHOPARD | GRAND SEIKO | HERMÈS | HUBLOT | IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN | JAEGER-LECOULTRE | MONTBLANC | ORIS | PANERAI | PARMIGIANI FLEURIER | PATEK PHILIPPE | PIAGET | ROGER DUBUIS | ROLEX | TAG HEUER | TUDOR | ULYSSE NARDIN | VACHERON CONSTANTIN | VAN CLEEF & ARPELS | ZENITH
CARRÉ DES HORLOGERS | ANGELUS | ARMIN STROM | ARNOLD & SON | CYRUS | CZAPEK | FERDINAND BERTHOUD | GRÖNEFELD | H. MOSER & CIE. | LAURENT FERRIER | LOUIS MOINET | REBELLION TIMEPIECES | RESSENCE | RUDIS SYLVA | SPEAKE-MARIN | TRILOBE