Watch lovers gear up for Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024


As the much-touted annual Watches and Wonders Geneva (WWG) 2024 event draws near, horology aficionados worldwide are gearing up for an unforgettable experience. Taking place, as always, in Geneva, this year’s event promises an extravaganza of innovation, craftsmanship, conferences, and so much more. This year, there are three days open to the public, from April 13th to 15th, where can immerse themselves in the world of watchmaking.
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The beginning of the exhibition, from April 9-12, is by invitation only to members of the watch industry, including brands, retailers and journalists. But when the open days start, collectors, watch lovers and others can indulge.

With 54 esteemed brands showcasing their latest creations, from the renowned brands like Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Rolex, Patek Philippe and more to the independents, visitors can expect an inclusive and exclusive experience. Guided tours offer an intimate exploration of each exhibitor’s booth and creations, providing insights into the artistry and craftsmanship behind every timepiece.

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The three public days of Watches & Wonders Geneva 2024 are filled with panel discussions, key note speakers and special exhibitions.

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One of the highlights of the event is the immersive experience offered by “The LAB,” an interactive space dedicated to the future of watchmaking where innovation and education converge.

There is also a dedicated photo exhibit this year called Timekeepers by Luc Debraine, which offers a journey through frozen moments in time. For this event, Debraine focuses on clocks that have stopped so their silence can be conveyed.

To create the exhibit, he draws inspiration from his 20-year-long tour around the world to photograph time in nature. In his photographs, he captures the essence of timepieces preserved amidst natural and man-made disasters. These pictures are designed to evoke a sense of reverence for the past.

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Plan ahead for Watches & Wonders Geneva 2024 because it is packed with things to do.

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Also, within the halls of the Pal Expo center, where elaborate booths are established and newest watches are on display, the fair organizers are offering guided tours to help streamline a visit. Via these tours in groups of 10 to 15 people, watch lovers can garner technical information and interesting stories about the brand and the new watches. These tours require on-site registration.

Complementing the exhibition are a series of conferences aimed at enriching understanding of the watchmaking world. Discussion topics vary from insight into emerging trends to the rise of independent watchmakers, insights into starting a watch collection, understanding the human aspect of watchmaking and more. Panerai is even bringing renowned explorer Mike Horn in as a keynote speaker to discuss his arctic adventures and his work with Panerai.

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The Jet d’Eau, a large fountain in Geneva, Switzerland, as seen from Lake Geneva, circa 1965. (Photo by Harvey Meston/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

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This year, too, in collaboration with WWG, Geneva itself becomes a canvas for celebrating the art of watchmaking. From April 9th to 13th, the city center comes alive with a myriad of events and activities open to all. Whether it is exploring the Watchmaking Village, attending city tours, or engaging in in-store activities. There are even watchmaking sessions for children and informational sessions about becoming a watchmaker. The city portion of the event culminates in a grand evening on April 11th when the Quai Général Guisan sets the stage for a musical event.

For the comprehensive program and to make your plan and buy tickets, visit the Watches & Wonders Geneva 2024 platform.