Watches and Wonders Hainan, which will be held from 2 December 2022 to 28 February 2023 at the new cdf Mall in Haikou, aims to create a timeless interlude… all the better to create an immersive experience. Three months of exhibitions and encounters, spanning two calendar years, with the Chinese New Year Festivities on 22 January 2023 serving as the high point.
Thanks to its original format of one event, two destinations and three months of exhibition, Watches and Wonders Hainan will deliver a panoramic view of watchmaking history, its complications and its most spectacular designs.
The new cdf Mall in Haikou will be the stage for a unique event combining the boutiques of the exhibiting Maisons with a cultural exhibition which will be held in an exclusive dedicated space of 800 square metres. A truly interactive and immersive village in four parts has been entirely created for the occasion. It will include an exhibition retracing the history of watchmaking from its earliest origins to today, an educational area to learn about the most famous complications, a practical workshop supervised by a trainer and finally, the digital Time Design exhibition focusing on the development of the wristwatch over the eras.
Thirteen Maisons will be participating – A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Girard-Perregaux, Hermès, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin and Vacheron Constantin – and unveil their watch collections in the two malls, providing a unique opportunity for the general public to discover exceptional pieces.
Each Maisons is also planning in-store events to showcase their new models. A. Lange & Söhne will offer a retrospective of its history as seen through the prism of its new Grand Lange 1; IWC will concentrate on photo opps, with four corners where one can pose with the new Portofino collection; Cartier has opted for an animation table designed to give visitors a deep dive into its Coussin, Pasha and Panthère creations. Baume & Mercier, which is fully committed to sustainable watchmaking, has developed an innovative concept of a Seed Vending Machine, to be harvested alongside its new Riviera watches. Finally, Montblanc will invite their guests to express themselves with an Ink Bar where they can write than post a card featuring the latest models of the 1858 collection.
Next stop Hainan island to discover a different side of watchmaking. The two destinations of Haikou and Sanya are only three-hours’ apart by road. All watch lovers and enthusiasts take note!
A. LANGE & SÖHNE | BAUME & MERCIER | CARTIER | GIRARD-PERREGAUX | HERMÈS | IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN | JAEGER-LECOULTRE | MONTBLANC | PANERAI | PIAGET | ROGER DUBUIS | ULYSSE NARDIN | VACHERON CONSTANTIN