World’s Biggest Display Of Luxury Watches Returns To Hong Kong
September 4, 2018 | BY Benjamin Fitzgerald
Consider yourself a horologist of sorts? Or have a major thing for luxury watches? Perhaps you’re a collector of antiques and the idea of owning a classic timepiece seems, well, timely? If so, keep reading...
The HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair is gearing up for its 37th edition. From September 4 to 8, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre will transfer into the world’s largest watch fair and host quality timepieces from 830 exhibitors.
And with so much to see over the five-day schedule, be sure to mark your diary now to capture the perfect moment for sourcing watches, wearable tech and everything in between—before time’s up.
The fair's special highlight, Salon de TE, also returns in 2018. The space dedicated to luxury will be divided into five major sections: World Brand Piazza, Renaissance Moment, Chic & Trendy, Craft Treasure and Wearable Tech.
Designer watch enthusiasts should head to the World Brand Piazza. This year, the area will host 13 brands and designers including—in alphabetical order—Blancpain, Breguet, Chopard, CORUM, FRANCK MULLER, Glashütte Original, Jacob & Co., Jaquet Droz, Juvenia, PARMIGIANI FLEURIER, Piaget, SARCAR Genève and Zenith.
The Renaissance Moment is for fans of European watches, some of the most expensive and elegant in the world. Within this area, be sure to check out the Swiss Independent Watchmaking Pavilion. The SIWP features ten brands from Switzerland including Greco Geneve, Adriatica, WatchE, Carl Suchy & Söhne, L. Kendall, Vincent Calabrese, Meccanica Grezza, Pilo & Co, Mathey Tissot and David Van Heim.
Chic & Trendy is the contemporary watches, showcasing the latest and greatest models from watch brands, all of whom have spent their effort creating stylishly modern wristwatches and accessories.
An ode to heritage horology, the Craft Treasure contingent digs deep into the craftsmanship found in functional mechanical watches. More specifically, those with fine movements, as well as jewellery watches. The most buzzing area would have to be the Wearable Tech domain. Here, the future of the humble watch is showcased, as the industry continues to evolve into smart watches.
Outside the Salon de TE arena, check out the Pageant of Eternity section for more high-end complete watches, as well as the Clocks section, for standalone clocks and timekeepers. Moreover, there are the industrious segments such as Packaging, Parts and Components, and Trade Services—providing a one-stop sourcing platform.
The HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair runs from September 4 to 8, 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre and is open to trade buyers aged 18 or above. To attend, register online or by mobile now for your free admission badge.
Finally, the Salon de TE will open its doors, to the public aged 12 and above too, on September 8 with watch parades on the cards and a lucky draw staged.
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