A Wondrous Affair
For its third season in Hong Kong, Asia’s finest annual haute horlogerie exhibition ‘Watches and Wonders’ goes beyond the phenomenal.
Four days, 12 maisons, and more than 700 press representatives, the third ‘Watches and Wonders’ installment delivered on all counts. To add to the excitement, China’s Golden Week was in full effect, with visitors arriving from mainland China, Japan, and even Australia, taking full advantage of the event in Hong Kong. “Fine watchmaking expresses itself as exceptional timepieces,” says Fabienne Lupo, president and managing director of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. “[And it is] equally a unique experience [that takes us] on a journey through the centuries, and through art and expertise.” Ironically, it seemed as if there wasn’t enough time to discover all the wonders that were to be seen, as the exhibition kept all of its visitors wanting more. However, in its place, was a newfound admiration for the great artisans and watchmakers, and insightssight of what it means to be an exceptionalnal maison in the world of haute horlogerie.e.
As clear as water,
the Cartier Crystallin watch holds the mystery of time within its translucent casing
Cartier’s Inca watch pays homage to the historical city that evokes ancient geometry
and optical illusions
An artist’s impression of the watch’s enchanting design
Koinobori Secret watch, adorned with 16 bright oval rubies