With SIHH now behind us, it’s time to start looking forward to the next watch show on the calendar: Watches & Wonders Miami. This is the rare consumer-facing watch show, which means that you’re all encouraged to make the trek to South Florida for a full weekend of programming, parties, and, of course, watches. Watches & Wonders Miami runs February 15-17 and we’ll be on site the entire time, sometimes playing host and other times just enjoying conversations with fellow collectors and enthusiasts. And we’d love to see you there.
This year there are a total of 29 watch brands exhibiting their wares (eight more than last year), and the mix covers just about every style, price point, and perspective you can imagine. It’s a fantastic survey of what the modern watch market has to offer. Here is a full list of the participating brands: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Bvlgari, Cartier, De Bethune, Dior, F.P. Journe, Girard-Perregaux, H. Moser, Hublot, HYT, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Kari Voutilainen, Louis Vuitton, Omega, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Romain Gauthier, Romain Jerome, Sevan Biçakçi, Speake-Marin, TAG Heuer, Tiffany & Co., Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Zenith.
“We are continuously looking at ways to expand and evolve our signature events around the world, always with a focus on building understanding, awareness and interest in fine watchmaking,” says Fabienne Lupo, Chairwoman and Managing Director of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH). “Watches and Wonders Miami has quickly become a must attend, and the premier event for maisons to connect directly with the end consumer.”
Each day offers a full lineup of programming, some put on by the FHH itself and some put on by individual brands, including watchmaking workshops, talks about how to collect, panel discussions about the state of the industry, and opportunities to learn about the future of mechanical watchmaking. You can see a list of programming here – we recommend you sign up sooner rather than later, as many events have limited space. There will also be new product launches, never-before-seen unique pieces, and plenty more to enjoy.