Following the successful holding of the first “Watches and Wonders” Geneva Haute Horlogerie Exhibition in 2022 , Rolex, Richemont Group and Patek Philippe have decided to join forces to establish a non-profit organization “Watches and Wonders Geneva Foundation” ( WWGF ). The foundation’s headquarters was established in Geneva and officially started operations today.
The “Watch and Miracle Geneva Foundation” was established in September 2022 to promote the brilliant achievements of the fine watchmaking industry to the world, and to organize online and offline watch and jewelry exhibitions in Geneva and around the world.
The Foundation will be governed by the Foundation Council, with Jean-Frédéric Dufour as Chairman and Emmanuel Perrin as Vice-Chairman. Together with the other founding members, they will develop the foundation’s main strategic direction. On the other hand, the exhibition committee is composed of representatives of participating brands and will continue to discuss and decide on issues related to the exhibition to ensure the smooth holding of the exhibition. Matthieu Humair, the current CEO of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), will be the CEO of the Foundation for Watches and Wonders Geneva. The foundation is headquartered in Geneva, which is known as the capital of watchmaking in the world.
The next edition of the “Watches and Wonders” Geneva Haute Horlogerie exhibition will take place from March 27 to April 2, 2023 at the Palexpo exhibition center in Geneva. The exhibition will welcome nearly 50 exhibiting brands and will be open to the public for the first time on weekends (April 1-2, 2023), where haute horlogerie collectors and enthusiasts can explore new models of the year and fashion. Tickets for the show will be available exclusively on the official online platform watchesandwonders.com in early February 2023 for CHF 70. The first five days of the show are only open to media, retailers and special guests from the 49 participating brands. More about this edition of the Watch Fair will be announced in the coming weeks.
“Watches and Miracles Geneva Foundation” will present more exciting, let us witness Geneva further demonstrate its important position in the global watchmaking industry.
Exhibiting Brand List
A. LANGE & SÖHNE | ALPINA | angelus | ARNOLD & SON |
BAUME & MERCIER | BEAUREGARD | BELL & Ross |
CARTIER | CHANEL | CHARLES ZUBER | CHARRIOL |
Chopard | CHRONOSWISS | cyrus GENÈVE | czapek & CIE |
FERDINAND BERTHOUD | FREDERIQUE CONSTANT |
GRAND SEIKO | GRÖNEFELD | Hautlence | HERMÈS |
HUBLOT | HYSEK | IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN |
JAEGER-LECOULTRE | KERBEDANZ | laurent ferrier |
LOUIS MOINET | MONTBLANC | ORIS | PANERAI |
PARMIGIANI FLEURIER | PATEK PHILIPPE | PEQUIGNET |
PIAGET | REBELLION TIMEPIECES | RESSENCE |
ROGER DUBUIS | ROLEX | rudis sylva | SPEAKE-MARIN | TAG HEUER | trilobe | TUDOR | U-BOAT | ULYSSE NARDIN) | Vacheron Constantin (VACHERON CONSTANTIn) | VAN CLEEF & ARPELS (VAN CLEEF & ARPELS) |