High fashion houses have their “fashion week” – commercial events while the watch industry organizes its “watch trade shows” through the International Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva and Baselworld in his eponymous city. Recently, the rise of these fashion houses in the rarefied field of haute horlogerie has provoked some introspection on our part.
The 2018 edition of WOW Singapore Festive looks at the year of the watches and strives to give a perspective to these new developments. For example: What do we do with provenance if fashion houses like Chanel can produce timepieces awarded by the GPHG? How did a jeweler (and a newcomer to watchmaking), like Bulgari, get 5 unprecedented GPHG nominations in an industry that’s brimming with some of the best (and oldest) brains in 300 years ?
WOW SG Festive 2018 – The Year of the Watch
With this December issue, we are launching our first edition of the WOW Awards, a celebration of the year 2018 watches from the point of view of consumer decision making. Over the last few months, we’ve been through an endless gallery of timepieces in our mobile phones, browsing our previous pages and browsing a mountain of press releases to offer our readers what we consider to be the best-in-show for timepiece this year.
“One brand manager once said that” World of Watches is still quite important, “which I would like to add,” for good reason, “to our brand partners and readers who have supported us and as we enter in 2019. continue to deepen the understanding of these brands, the legacy and the intrinsic value of their offers for our readers. “- Jonathan Ho, Editor-in-Chief
Do not miss our work of love, now on the shelves in time for the end of the year holidays. Thank you for all the support!