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Watches and Wonders Geneva | Nearly 40 watchmaking Maisons to exhibit at the physical Salon in 2022

Watches and Wonders Geneva | 

Nearly 40 watchmaking Maisons to exhibit at the physical Salon in 2022

After two entirely digital editions, the key watchmaking industry event is confirmed to take place in Geneva both in a physical format – in the halls of Palexpo – and digitally, via the watchandwonders.com platform. Nearly 40 watch and jewellery brands will gather at this watchmaking summit for the first time over 7 days – from 30 March to 5 April 2022.

The next Watches and Wonders Geneva, which is eagerly awaited after two years of being entirely online, is already shaping up for 2022. More than a trade show, this watchmaking summit will bring together the main industry players, with the arrival of new brands such as Hublot, TAG Heuer and Zenith from the LVMH Group, Grand
Seiko, Oris and the jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels who is making its return to the Salon.

Reputed brands such as Chanel, Chopard, Patek Philippe, Rolex and Tudor will also be exhibiting for the first time in Geneva. Not to mention other major Maisons, such as Cartier, Hermès, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget, Ulysse Nardin and Vacheron Constantin, who have been regulars for many years.

All these players will vibrate to the rhythm of a thrilling watch-industry week and will be showcased in one single setting at Palexpo. The Carré des Horlogers will welcome fifteen independent designer-craftsmen and women at the centre of the exhibition.

A hybrid, flexible concept.

After proving its agility over the last two events, Watches and Wonders Geneva is moving to a hybrid format so that visitors can above all have a face-to-face experience but also participate on line, depending on the changing context of the pandemic.

Everything has been thought through and organised to ensure that the product presentations, new product launches, keynotes, panel discussions and conferences can be followed in Geneva by visitors onsite, but also, for those who are unable to travel, remotely, via the www.watchesandwonders.com platform. All the content will be available online, live or in replay.

But nothing can ever replace in-person experience. Industry players have clearly stated their desire to get together around the products. They want their guests to be able to see and touch the exceptional pieces, to discuss, debate and interact on site.

Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022 promises once again to be a great success but also a wonderful reunion. Whether in Geneva or elsewhere in the world, make a date for this leading watchmaking summit, from 30 March to 5 April 2022!

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 | MOSER & CIE. | LAURENT FERRIER | LOUIS MOINET REBELLION TIMEPIECES | RESSENCE | RUDIS SYLVA | SPEAKE-MARIN | TRILOBE

More information at watchesandwonders.com

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HUBLOT WELCOMES THREE MICHELIN STAR CHEF CLARE SMYTH AS FRIEND OF THE BRAND

HUBLOT WELCOMES THREE MICHELIN STAR CHEF CLARE SMYTH AS FRIEND OF THE BRAND

“At Hublot we work and think according to our motto ‘to be first, be unique, be different’, and we are proud to welcome Clare who so strongly embodies this ethos in her work in the UK and beyond. Cooking for and sharing meals with my loved ones is a source of great enjoyment, and I am delighted to celebrate a new Friend of the Brand from the world of gastronomy.” – Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot


London, UK Hublot is delighted to welcome Clare as a new Friend of the Brand, furthering our links with visionaries in the world of gastronomy.

Pioneering chef Clare Smyth has attracted world-renowned accolades and admiration for her ability to transform the finest local produce into globally acclaimed cuisine. Smyth’s restaurant, Core by Clare Smyth, which she opened in the heart of Notting Hill in August 2017, exemplifies the spirit of innovation and excellence championed by Hublot. While offering a relaxed dining experience, Core by Clare Smyth has attracted the most prestigious accolades in fine dining by reinventing the best British produce and delivering a new, world-renowned experience. Core by Clare Smyth was the first restaurant to enter the Good Food Guide with a perfect 10 score, and in just three years was awarded three Michelin stars, with Clare becoming only the fourth British chef ever to achieve this honour in 2021.

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The Art of Fusion
Hublot’s mastery of ‘The Art of Fusion’ is most evident in our tradition of innovation. From the first use of rubber in fine watchmaking, to creating new precious alloys such as scratch-proof Magic Gold. Hublot has consistently pioneered by discovering new purposes for materials and boldly combining them. In Clare’s reinvention of the British potato in her signature dish, ‘Potato and Roe’, she elevates a humble staple of British produce to the pinnacle of haute cuisine with imagination and ingenious care. In this bold reinvention we are proud to see an affinity with both ethos and approach to watchmaking tradition.


Meticulous expertise and a passion for fine artistry, blended together with time, are the ingredients of both gourmet cuisine and Haute Horlogerie. Precise timing is essential for chefs and patrons alike from the moment of ordering, plating up on the pass, and through to service. On entering the dining room, guests at Core by Clare Smyth will see proudly displayed in the centre of the kitchen a Hublot Classic Fusion wall clock; the heart of the restaurant beats to Hublot time.

“Having been a fan of Hublot for some time, I am delighted to join the family.  I admire the bold forward thinking and creativity underpinned with precision and expertise that makes Hublot so extraordinary.” – Clare Smyth MBE, Three Michelin-starred British chef

Clare joins Hublot’s growing family of culinary partners, with three Michelin star chefs Yannick Alléno, Andreas Caminada and Paul Pairet partnering with the Swiss luxury watchmaker. Clare Smyth was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013 for services to the hospitality industry, and has been honoured to cook for some highly prestigious guests and at events including the Royal Wedding reception of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, in 2018.

Her soaring reputation has also attracted many television appearances including MasterChef, Netflix’s The Final Table, BBC’s Great British Menu, and The Late Show. Clare was also awarded World’s Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, as well as the Chef of the Year Award at the National Restaurant Awards in 2019. In 2020, Clare announced her plans to open a new restaurant at a stunning location in Sydney in 2021. OnCore by Clare Smyth will overlook one of the most beautiful sites in the world, with a continued emphasis on sustainable food by harnessing the extraordinary local produce Australia has to offer.


Hublot continues to champion British excellence
Hublot is also delighted to form a connection with another leading light in the UK, joining Brand Ambassadors, Friends of the Brand and partners such as Dina Asher-Smith in the world of athletics, cricketer Kevin Pietersen, designer Samuel Ross and Chelsea Football Club.

Celebration of a new partnership
To mark the occasion, Clare hosted some of Hublot’s VIP clients and a selection of British press at Core by Clare Smyth in Notting Hill on Monday 21st June. Clare plated up a four-course menu consisting of consisting of Scottish langoustine, English wasabi and rose geranium, poached Cornish seabass, “Beef and Oyster” and a special golden Hublot edition of the Core-teser, while wearing the Hublot Classic Fusion King Gold Blue, which she recently chose at Hublot’s flagship boutique on New Bond Street.

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The finest watchmaking X- RAY – CHANEL Haute Horlogerie

Manufacture Movement Watches

The finest watchmaking movements dedicated to elegance.

 

J12 X-RAY ELECTRO CALIBER 3.1

Inspired by the energy of electronic music, this creation in sapphire crystal and white gold is set with a gradient of 58 sapphire gemstones. Accents of vibrant colors illuminate the bezel. A limited edition of 12 numbered pieces.

J12 X-RAY CALIBER 3.1

A creative and technical feat, the J12 X-RAY watch, featuring the Caliber 3.1 movement, is made entirely of sapphire crystal and set with baguette-cut diamonds. A fully transparent creation, available in a limited edition of 12 numbered pieces.

J12 WHITE CALIBER 3.1

This new interpretation is set with 58 baguette-cut diamonds and fitted with a white bracelet in highly resistant ceramic, a signature material of the J12 watch.

 

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Parmigiani Fleurier Launches New Tonda Reine de Mai

Parmigiani Fleurier Launches New Tonda Reine de Mai

Parmigiani Fleurier Launches New Tonda Reine de Mai

The new watch expertly marries mechanical watchmaking and métiers d’art

Parmigiani Fleurier continues to showcase its dedication to métiers d’art and high watchmaking with the launch of the Tonda Reine de Mai collection. Inspired by the bucolic landscape in Switzerland surrounding its manufactures and the flowers found there, it combines Parmigiani Fleurier’s commitment to in-house manufacturing, fine finishing, and artistry. Nature and the beauty of the golden ratio are enduring sources of inspiration, and the Manufacture uses a wide array of artistic techniques to bring them to life in this release, including hand-chiseling, hand-diamond-setting, hand-polishing, hand-sandblasting, and marquetry.

The Tonda Reine de Mai features a beautiful bouquet of mother-of-pearl, rose gold, and diamond-set flowers, akin to the snow-white Daisy May buds often seen into late Summer. Machined to achieve their perfect shape, they are finished by hand before being placed atop a white mother-of-pearl dial comprised of 23 different marquetry elements. The six mother-of-pearl flowers are particularly challenging to decorate, as the material is quite delicate and fragile. The base of each flower is sandblasted by hand; then, each petal is polished and engraved by expert artisan hands resulting in varied matte and polished finishing that give more depth and dimension. The dial features an additional six Daisy May flowers, three in rose gold with alternating polished and engraved petals, and three in white gold and handset with 117 diamonds. This brilliance and texture give subtle depth to the unique dial making it seems as if the flowers overlapped like they would in nature.   Each dial takes 24 hours to craft and requires the work of many artisans skilled in different métiers d’art.   This version is limited to five pieces, and each dial is slightly different as the bouquet is placed at different angles on each one.

The Tonda Reine de Mai is powered by the PF310 automatic movement, which Parmigiani Fleurier created in 2014 in its vertically integrated manufacture.  It adheres to the strict codes of craftsmanship and finishing that the atelier is revered for, as well as Michel Parmigiani’s penchant for creating a secret for the wearer. The movement is impeccably finished, and features signatures like Côtes de Genève stripes, perlage and beveled bridges. For the first time, it features a 22K gold rotor that is as highly decorated as the dial and, with 20 hours of work required for each one, it takes nearly as long to create.   It is hand-chiseled in a delicate motif that accentuates four mother- of-pearl Daisy May flowers, a precise, time-consuming technique that is rarely seen on a rotor.   The flowers are crafted with the same methods as those on the dial, featuring sandblasted and polished surfaces, as well as engraved details, all done by hand.   It is a true secret for the wearer and it illustrates Parmigiani Fleurier’s dedication to excellence and the level of attention to detail paid to every element of a timepiece, even those rarely seen.  This stunning rotor means the entire watch is like a jewel, and it is clear that each component was designed to be beautiful from every angle.  While beautiful, the movement is still robust, revered for its accuracy.  The watch is also water resistant to 30 meters and has a power reserve of 50 hours, expertly uniting mechanical watchmaking and métiers d’art.

The bezel, lugs, and bracelet are fully diamond set with the highest-quality F-G near colorless, and internally flawless and VVS- stones, not often seen in watchmaking.  The 36mm rose gold case features a crown with a white opal cabochon; it is polished and set with 70 diamonds totaling 2.09 carats, while the bracelet is meticulously set with 906 diamonds totaling 9.22 carats.  The bracelet is beautifully integrated to the case thanks to its teardrop- shaped lugs, a Parmigiani Fleurier trademark, and was carefully designed to ensure great comfort.

PARMIGIANI FLEURIER

Taking its name from its founder, watchmaker and restorer Michel Parmigiani, the fine watchmaking brand was founded in 1996 in Fleurier, in the Swiss valley of Val-de-Travers. With its own watchmaking centre ensuring its independence, the brand has both full control over the production process and unique creative freedom. For over twenty years, the Parmigiani Fleurier signature has resided within timepieces that command the utmost respect, in harmony with watchmaking traditions. They are the labour of a lifetime – that of Michel Parmigiani, the talented individuals who assist him, and the special relationship between the Manufacture and the masterpieces of the past, enabling it to invent a bold future.

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El Tourbillon antimagnético de OMEGA es un avance en la alta relojería

The OMEGA De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition

A lo largo de la icónica historia de OMEGA, el famoso relojero suizo se ha ganado una reputación especial por sus avances en el arte de la artesanía de Tourbillon. Hoy, se presenta el siguiente capítulo de la historia, a través del lanzamiento de la nueva edición numerada de De Ville Tourbillon.

El Tourbillon antimagnético de OMEGA es un avance en la alta relojería

Empujando los límites de la innovación a cada paso

 
El reloj excepcional es el primer Tourbillon central de cuerda manual certificado por OMEGA Master Chronometer. Esta certificación no solo garantiza el más alto nivel de precisión y rendimiento de la industria suiza, sino que también sirve como testimonio de los relojeros expertos de OMEGA, que han creado una jaula de tourbillon que puede seguir girando incluso bajo un campo magnético de 15,000 gauss. Los expertos relojeros también establecen la velocidad del Tourbillon en una revolución por minuto, lo que permite la visualización de segundos, lo cual es esencial para lograr la certificación. ¡Dos hazañas extraordinarias en la creación de Tourbillon!

The OMEGA De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition

The OMEGA De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition

Los clientes pueden ver el impresionante calibre OMEGA Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 2640 a través del fondo de la caja de cristal de zafiro, y también observar su indicador de reserva de energía de 3 días. Para agregar una belleza lujosa, los puentes y la placa principal están hechos de oro Sedna ™ de 18 quilates y han sido biselados a mano para un acabado decorativo.

Más allá de la excelente precisión está el diseño, que incorpora la experiencia en relojería de la marca y los materiales avanzados, incluidas dos aleaciones preciosas que OMEGA hizo famosas. Presentado en una correa de cuero negro, el cuerpo central de 43.00 mm, el logotipo de la hebilla y el logotipo de la corona están hechos de oro Canopus ™ de 18 quilates, una exclusiva aleación de oro blanco, distintiva por su alto brillo, blancura y longevidad. Mientras tanto, las orejetas, el bisel y el fondo de la caja del reloj están formados en oro Sedna ™ de 18 quilates, la propia aleación de oro rosa de OMEGA.

La esfera cepillada al sol también está en oro Sedna ™ de 18 quilates, pero se le ha dado un tono oscuro cautivador, gracias a su tratamiento PVD negro. También inconfundible en el centro de la esfera es la jaula de tourbillon con biseles pulidos a mano en titanio ceramised negro. Este ingenioso dispositivo impulsa los movimientos de las manos únicas y misteriosas, que le dan al reloj su incomparable estilo OMEGA.

Lens Position: 4065

Cada reloj ha sido hecho a mano por un grupo selecto de horólogos en el Atelier Tourbillon de OMEGA, lo que lleva alrededor de un mes completo de trabajo dedicado para completar.

Lens Position: 4065

Este último reloj de pulsera que cambia la industria es el próximo gran logro en la historia de Tourbillon de OMEGA. Otros aspectos históricos destacados incluyen el primer reloj de pulsera calibre Tourbillon, creado por OMEGA en 1947 y que participó en las competiciones de precisión en tres importantes Observatorios europeos.

 

Estos calibres obtuvieron excelentes resultados, incluso estableciendo un récord en Ginebra en 1950. Casi 50 años después, en 1994, OMEGA presentó el primer reloj de pulsera automático Central Tourbillon, con el carro Tourbillon colocado en el centro del reloj. Una década después, en 2004, OMEGA produciría el primer reloj de pulsera Tourbillon con certificación Chronometer.

El nuevo De Ville Tourbillon Numbered Edition viene con la garantía completa de 5 años de OMEGA, y se entrega en una caja especial con una bolsa de viaje y un enrollador de reloj. También hay un certificado que menciona el número específico de cada reloj.