After a successful but low-key debut last year, Watches and Wonders Geneva returned this year with a bang. A record number of 43,000 visitors, nearly double the figure from the previous event, attended in 2023. Harper’s Bazaar Singapore was among the 1,400 international press that were invited to cover the fair which was held from 27 to 31 March. And what was probably the biggest watch event in the industry this year did not disappoint, with a whole slew of exciting novelties and offerings from the biggest names in the industry and niche players alike.
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From the unexpected whimsy surrounding a new Rolex watch to the exquisite detailing and design behind some of the most covetable jewellery watches, there was truly something for every watch aficionado. In the first part of our Watches and Wonders report, we highlight eight creations which caught our eye. Although thematically and stylistically, these eight watches wildly differ, what they have in common is how the watchmakers look to the past when it comes to design inspiration, understand the present as they tap the zeitgeist of what the watch world is after today, and harness the future when it comes to technical innovation. Read on for our picks.
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