A Won­drous Af­fair

For its third sea­son in Hong Kong, Asia’s finest an­nual haute hor­logerie ex­hi­bi­tion ‘Watches and Won­ders’ goes be­yond the phe­nom­e­nal.

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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

The Ja­panese-in­spired

Koino­bori Se­cret watch, adorned with 16 bright oval ru­bies

from Mozam­bique

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