‘Clocks and Miracles-The First Asian High-end Watch and Clock Fair’ was staged at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 25th to 28th, 2013. This is a watch exhibition created by thirteen authoritative brands representing fine watchmaking. It presents a wonderful feast for people who are passionate about complex mechanical movements and superb manufacturing techniques.
Fabienne Lupo, Chairman and Executive Director of the FHH, speaks on watches and miracles
In order to better cope with the booming and optimistic development trend of the Asian market, ‘Clocks and Miracles’ brings together 13 high-end watchmaking brands and for the first time held such a high-profile event in the watch industry in Asia. This unveiling exhibition has been carefully designed and prepared by tens of thousands of watch collectors and enthusiasts in Asia, showing off a variety of new high-end watches from participating brands, and sharing brand history and unique ideas with the public. At the same time, participating brands and high-end customers will have the opportunity to have in-depth exchanges and talk about their understanding and feelings about the wonderful craftsmanship of fine watchmaking.
Hong Kong Tourism Board Chairman Dr. Lin Jianyue Addresses Watches and Miracles
As one of the organizers of the show, Ms. Fabienne Lupo, Chairman and Executive Director of the FHH (Geneva), said: ”Watches and Miracles’ will provide visitors with a rare and precious timepiece adventure. Communicate face-to-face with the designers and artisans who made these exquisite timepieces, and experience first-hand the fine watchmaking history that has been dating from centuries in Europe and has exquisite craftsmanship. ‘
Watches and Miracles-Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the First Asian Haute Horlogerie
The advent of a high-end watch encompasses more than 40 complex production processes. ‘Watches and Miracles’ is a special exhibition area for professionals and artists who are active in the fine watchmaking industry and have rich skills and talents. Professional watchmakers from the participating brand watch factories: watchmakers, engravers, enamel painters and gem inlayers will fully perform their superb skills and knowledge here, leading visitors to glimpse the world of fine watchmaking Expertise.
Watches and Miracles-Grand Opening of the First Asian High-end Watch & Clock Fair
As another highlight of this exhibition, ‘Clocks and Miracles’ has more carefully planned an original exhibition that traces timepieces from their original birth to contemporary development-‘Conquering Time’. This exhibition will show more than a hundred arts and crafts and timepieces and clocks of great historical value, fully embodying the outstanding talents of mankind for controlling the space-time environment for centuries.
Watches and Miracles-Lion Dance Ceremony
Today, the Asian region has become the primary export market for Swiss watches. In 2012, the total value of Swiss watches and clocks exported to mainland China reached 1.6 billion Swiss francs, 4.1 billion Swiss francs in Hong Kong and 2.4 billion Swiss francs in Southeast Asia. The purchasing power of Asian tourists traveling abroad is also increasing, and it cannot be underestimated. The glorious history of haute horlogeries, which has lasted for centuries, will finally converge on ‘clocks and miracles’, perfectly presenting the unique traditions and innovations of the fine watchmaking industry for the Asian market.
Chairman and Executive Director of FHH, Fabienne Lupo, and Dr. Lin Jianyue, Chairman of Hong Kong Tourism Board, preview watches and miracles