Watches and Wonders fair opens its doors to the public after private meetings with buyers and stars. With its 48 exhibiting brand this is the largest watchmaking event of the year, with surprisingly few watch models exhibited.
The stars came and left one by one, including Julia Roberts, Roger Federer, Ronaldinho, David Beckham and Asian superstars. From today the Watches and Wonders fair is open to the public - but there are not that many watches to see either. There are also 5,000 tickets for the main exhibition available to the public on the final two days of the show.
Hermès H08 Chronograph
Combining sporty spirit and urban allure, the plural nature of the Hermès H08 watch is expressed in a new chronograph with contrasting shades and materials. Sculpted from a block of multi-layer composite combining carbon fibre and graphene powder, the cushion-shaped case is adorned with a black dial enhanced by two counters. A single pusher controls the start, stop and zero-reset functions of the swiftly moving hands. (c)Scheltens-and-Abbenes
The public can buy access to see new watch models, but this year the brands present modest collections and there are not that many patented mechanisms or other wonders to see, with each brand presenting 5-6 new models on average, often in limited editions of a dozen or 20 pieces the year 2023 may not be another record year for the industry. The 2023 Geneva edition began on March 27 at 8.30 a.m. CET and will last until April 2.
While the first two days were reserved for professionals, the Salon is now available to the general public on April 1 and 2. Additionally, it is occupying Geneva's streets all throughout the week with a unique In the City program that is watchmaking's biggest event of the year in Geneva.
J12 DIAMOND TOURBILLON WATCH CALIBER 5, 38MM
A bespoke solitaire diamond that rotates to the rhythm of the Flying Tourbillon movement developed by the CHANEL Manufacture. The subtle contrast between the smooth finish of the ceramic and the sparkle of the diamonds.