2021 Watches & Wonders Preview

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Overview

April 7, 2021, marked the start of the 2021 edition of Watches and Wonders Geneva — an industry bellwether — where the latest updates and complications take center stage in a category that has been resilient throughout the pandemic.

From This Issue

Cartier's Watch Encounters site

Watches

Cartier Beefs Up Digital Platform for New Watch Models

The site will feature the Tank Must with a photovoltaic movement and a non-leather strap made from apple scraps.

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A Breitling women's watch photographed by Wempe.

Watches

Wempe to Launch First E-commerce Site in the U.S.

“Wempe is sometimes late to the party but when we show up, we dance the longest,” the company’s U.S. president said of the push into e-commerce.

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The Louis Vuitton Tambour Carpe Diem watch has four complications

Watches

Louis Vuitton Pushes Watchmaking Credentials With Tambour Carpe Diem

The watch features a skull with a jaw that drops open to reveal its message in Latin — “seize the day.”

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SIHH watch fair in 2019

Watches

Luxury Watch Houses Rally Around Watches and Wonders

A year of pandemic has highlighted the relevance of trade shows, noted Emmanuel Perrin, FHH president.

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Montblancs Heritage Monopusher Chronograph watch

Watches

Happy Hour: Watches and Cocktails at the Butterfly

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People

Cocktail Recipes From New York City’s Butterfly

New York mixologist Fausto Gonzalez pours out his inspiration.

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Inside the Watches of Switzerland SoHo flagship.

Watches

Watches of Switzerland Launches ‘See Now, Buy Now’ as Geneva Event Starts

On April 8, Kelly Yoch will discuss novelties from the fair with her longtime client Bethenny Frankel.

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2021 Men's Watch Trends: Dive In Glashütte’s Original SeaQ watch and Montblanc’s 1858 Geosphere limited-edition watch calibre MB 29.25

Accessory Trends

2021 Men’s Watch Trends: Dive In

While the latest and greatest in tech continues to infiltrate the world of timepieces, it hasn’t managed to sink the popularity of the classic dive watch. Much like the “go anywhere” attitude they exude, dive watches are clean and symmetrical, while offering a lot of functionality. This has watch manufacturers searching for the perfect blend […]

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The UFO by Ulysse Nardin.

Watches

Ulysse Nardin Woos Chinese With Historical Anchor Plus Futuristic Bent

Chinese consumers are showing interest in both disruptive and historic watchmaking sides of Ulysse Nardin, says CEO Patrick Pruniaux.

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Reverso One Precious Flowers

Watches

Jaeger-LeCoultre Throws Spotlight on 90-Year-Old Reverso Watch

The Reverso’s famously swiveling case was developed for polo players and patented 90 years ago.

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Zenith Defy Spectrum watch in purple

Watches

Zenith Pushes Color With Defy 21 Spectrum Series

Watches feature brilliant-cut diamonds in a stainless-steel case, while the bezel is ringed with baguette-cut sapphires.

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2021 Women's Watch Trends: Blue and Green Evening Bulgari and Cartier

Accessory Trends

2021 Women’s Watch Trends: Blue and Green Evening

Ladies timepieces with diamonds, sapphires and emeralds create jewelry like creations. Decidedly meant to be paired with evening dress, they will be statement makers as the world opens back up, and event dressing makes a splashy return.

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The Hermès H08 titanium watch.

Watches

Hermès Launches H08 Watch With No Leather Straps

Hermès men’s designer Véronique Nichanian was very involved in the new watch project, noted executive vice president Guillaume de Seynes.

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Montblanc Geosphere 1858

Watches

Montblanc Doubles Down on Lifestyle Message With 1858 Geosphere

Montblanc’s 1858 Geosphere watch in sandy colors evokes Reinhold Messner’s solo trek across the Gobi desert.

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