The show is about to open its doors in Shanghai and for the first time two days will be dedicated to the public. Visitors will have access to the collections and novelties of the 14 exhibiting brands, as well as numerous workshops and conferences.
It will be a packed schedule and five days will be just enough to immerse yourself in Watches and Wonders Shanghai. The show, which will be held from 13 to 17 September 2023, presents a novelty; for the first time it will be open to the public for both days of the weekend. The tickets, available through the Watches and Wonders WeChat account and on the Damai ticketing platform at the price of 150 RMB, will allow visitors to discover the whole show, the 14 exhibiting brands, the news, the program of conferences, exhibitions and workshops . The first three days will remain, as usual, reserved, by invitation only, to sector operators – retailers and the press. In order not to miss anything, the Auditorium program – conferences and panels – will be broadcast in full online on the WeChat platform, both live and in replay!
With the intention of offering the best welcome to all types of public, the salon will host visitors on two levels. The 14 exhibiting brands will be grouped together on the ground floor. The first floor will be a cultural and educational space, with an auditorium that can accommodate almost 100 people. Visitors will thus be able to attend thematic conferences, some of which are held directly by the CEOs of the exhibiting brands, on various topics such as “the evolution of the art of watchmaking”, “iconic watches”, “complications” or even “the history of time measurement”. The official program of Watches and Wonders Shanghai will consist of five days with introductory watchmaking workshops, around 15 thematic conferences, technical demonstrations and an exhibition of 40 photos entitled “What Time Is It ?” by Karine Bauzin, who questions us about our relationship with time.
For the younger generations, it will be an opportunity to discover know-how, artistic crafts, artisans, exceptional pieces and to enter this community of enthusiasts and lovers of haute horlogerie.
The shopping platform www.lazada.com will also allow potential buyers from Southeast Asia to purchase online some of the pieces that will be unveiled here for the first time.
Combining an offline and online approach, for professionals and for the general public, open conferences and small group workshops, guided tours and free walking, Watches and Wonders Shanghai offers an all-round experience, a busy schedule from 9 to 19 in close contact with the watchmaking Maisons