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Watches and Wonders 2024: Will Bold Designs, and Wild Collaborations usurp the classics?

Watches and Wonders, the premier watchmaking rendezvous where craftsmanship meets innovation, is getting ready to bedazzle watch lovers. The event, scheduled from April 9 to 15,will welcome 54 prestigious global watch brands in the historic city of Geneva.
Watches & Wonder 2024
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Look Back in Wonder

The Year 2023 ushered in a significant year for Watches and Wonders Geneva with the excitinginnovations and trends it presented. Across the watchmaking landscape, 2023 marked amomentous occasion for Rolex.
Last year, while fans awaited Rolex’s signature releases, the traditional brand threw in a wild twist by launching the playful Emoji Puzzle Day-Date. This was a way of emphasising that it wasembracing the changing aesthetics in the watch world. The legendary brand celebrated three significant anniversaries in W&W: 60 years of the iconic Daytona, and 70 years for both the Submariner and Explorer models.
A definite crowd-puller, Tudor reimagined one of its most-loved watches. In 2012, the brand came up with a new Black Bay, the heir apparent to their iconic dive watch legacy. The brand released the third iteration of its iconic Black Bay, featuring a modern design and a 60-minute unidirectional bezel; it captured the essence of the original while offering contemporary upgrades.
Likewise, in their “Rare Handcrafts” series, Patek Philippe unveiled a pocket watch featuring a stunning leopard design created through intricate marquetry. This masterpiece turned heads with its meticulous assembly of 363 tiny veneer parts and 50 inlays, showcasing a palette of 21 different species of wood. The brand had even more surprises in store to captivate watch enthusiasts.
At Watches & Wonders 2023, Cartier showcased a formidable lineup, introducing significantadditions to their iconic Tank collection alongside highly anticipated releases from their Cartier Privé line. The event also saw leading luxury fashion brand Chanel elevating the couture experience with their exquisite timepieces, showing off meticulous hand finishing, skeletonized or ultra-thin movements, and lavish gemsettings.
Watches & Wonder Geneva
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What to expect in W&W Geneva 2024?

Inclusivity is a cornerstone of Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024. No longer reserved for theelite, this event welcomes enthusiasts from all walks of life. The vibrant Watchmaking Village is a portal to a diverse range of experiences. Visitors can witness the iconic Pont de la Machine transform into a pulsating cultural enclave, humming with the energy of the newly established Watchmaking Village.

Looking forward to crazy mixology

Speculations are rife among experts and enthusiasts, as to what would be the vibe of Watches and Wonders 2024. As the dates draw closer, horologists are getting into guessing games, trying to predict bold designs, wild collaborations, and a continued emphasis on sustainability. Lastyear, Rolex had the ball rolling for a hip, trendy and colorful shift in its heritage by releasing its Emoji dial Day-Dates. This year we can expect even more unconventional looks as brands addcolours and take cues from these bold models of 2023.
We won’t be surprised if even the most orthodox brands add youthful spunk by doing wild mixology. With surprising collaborations, we can hope to witness technology partying with the classic, and heritage timepieces getting a makeover with trendy features. Sustainability could beanother hot topic, with more brands supporting vital environmental causes.

Watches and Wonders beckons

Despite being an expensive affair, Watches and Wonders is worth all the hype. The huge turnout in 2023 validates the fact that this event is making all the right moves in the watch world.
Cooke and Kelvey, the official retailer for Rolex and Tudor, located in Delhi, is super excited to attend this mega event. And why not? After all, we are gearing up to get into the time machine for a wild-wild ride!