After five action-packed days in Shanghai, Watches & Wonders has set course for the city of Sanya on China’s Hainan Island. For the very first time, Watches & Wonders will travel to the tropical city, where eleven of the foremost watch brands will once again showcase their collection at the prestigious CDF Mall (The showcase will run for one month from September 29 to October 31, 2020).
The first three days will be reserved for the media and VIP customers, before opening to a wider public of watch lovers and collectors. A varied programme will give visitors engaging opportunities to learn more about watchmaking, with full safety measures in place:
- An introduction to watchmaking in 90-minute workshops, where participants take apart then rebuild a mechanical movement.
- “World of Watches”, an immersive augmented reality experience that explains the workings of a mechanical movement thanks to four interactive games.
- A series of talks on topics including 2020 Trends and New Models, Iconic Watches and their Story, the Different Families of Complications, Vintage Watches, and Auctions and Collector’s Watches.
“We are honored by Watches & Wonders decision in selecting CDFG as their partner for the event, and also grateful for the tremendous support we have received from Hainan and Sanya authorities. CDFG (The China Duty Free Group) is a reference for luxury shopping and has always maintained a strong partnership with the Richemont Group. This exclusive collaboration further exemplifies a collective vision and strength shared by the parties. Watches & Wonders will unequivocally become a benchmark platform not only for the Duty Free channel in China, but also serve as a best practice for the Hainan Free Trade Port initiative in helping to promote and upgrade the local tourism sector ” comments Mr. Chen (Charles) Guoqiang, President of China Tourism Group Duty Free Cooperation Limited
“We are thrilled by this partnership with CDF Mall which will welcome Watches & Wonders for the first time in Sanya. It is a true privilege to exhibit inside this magnificent location, and to show a knowledgeable audience the exceptional timepieces and expertise of our prestigious Maisons” says Emmanuel Perrin, President of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie.
WATCHES & WONDERS SANYA – EXHIBITING BRANDS
A. Lange & Söhne, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Piaget, Hermès, Montblanc, Roger Dubuis, Vacheron Constantin