With the rapid growth of the Asian watch market, Swiss watch companies are paying more and more attention to their investment in Asia. Recently, the Exhibitor Committee of the Haute Horlogerie Salon in Geneva announced that it will host the first Haute Horlogerie exhibition entitled “Clocks and Miracles” at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 25th to 28th, 2013-a perfect presentation of fine watchmaking for the Asian market The industry’s unique traditions and innovations. ‘Watches and Miracles’ was jointly created by 13 authoritative brands representing fine watchmaking, and it was the first time to hold such a high-profile event in the Asian region.
This year’s Asian High-end Watch & Clock Fair will be based on the rich and fascinating history and culture of the horological industry, and will especially showcase the new masterpieces from the high-end watch world. ‘Watches and Miracles’ aims to meet and serve tens of thousands of watch collectors and enthusiasts in Asia, and to provide a wonderful feast for those who are passionate about complex mechanical movements and superb manufacturing processes.
Ms. Fabienne Lupo, Chairman of the Swiss Watchmaking Foundation
‘We are extremely honored that Audemars Piguet will be able to participate in the inaugural ‘Clocks and Miracles’ Asia Haute Horlogerie Show,’ said François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet. For a close relationship, at the same time, we have brought Audemars Piguet from the hinterland of Vallée de Joux in the Swiss Jurassic Valley. It has a history of more than 130 years. I hope to share Audemars Piguet’s fine watchmaking industry with more people in the world. Deep roots and superb craftsmanship. This watch industry event is destined to create legends and write a new chapter in history for Audemars Piguet. ‘
Ms. Li Li, General Manager of Audemars Piguet China
As an excellent platform for cultural display and cultural exploration, ‘Watches and Miracles’ will welcome special guests, journalists and retailers from all watch brands in Asia, as well as all the authoritative representatives of the high-end watch industry in Asia. Bernard Fornas, Co-CEO of Richemont Group, said: ‘This event invites industry insiders and established a new and colorful communication link between the Eurasian market: only for the love of time.’
Mr. Alain Li, CEO of Richemont Asia Pacific Limited
As a highlight of this exhibition, ‘Watches and Miracles’ will provide a display area for professionals and artists who are active in the fine watchmaking industry and have rich skills and talents. A high-end watch can cover more than 40 complex production processes, and this exhibition provides these skilled watch experts with the opportunity to perform their superb skills and rich knowledge on the spot. Richard Mille, the founder and CEO of the Richard Mille brand, said: ‘Richard Mille is very honored to participate in this exhibition. We will seize this opportunity to exchange and show Richard Mille’s application, use and design of advanced watch technology to the Asian market. Cutting-edge technology and independent innovation. ‘
Another unique element of this year’s watch exhibition is an original exhibition called ‘Conquering Time’, which traces the birth of the timepiece to its contemporary development. From the imprint from the sky to today’s mature roots, this original exhibition will shuttle between the sundial and the watch, leading people to the charm of exploring time.
At this exhibition, participating brands will show their new high-end watches, share the brand’s history and unique ideas with the public; at the same time, they will fully show their little-known humanistic charm-this is also the process of the brand in manufacturing high-end watches The key to victory. And each exhibiting brand’s technical innovation, inspiration and ingenuity, and its persistent pursuit of excellence will also be reflected one by one. In such a simple yet luxurious atmosphere, participating brands and high-end customers will have the opportunity to have in-depth exchanges and talk about their understanding and feelings about the fine craftsmanship of fine watchmaking.