On December 5-7 in New York City, the Initiatives in Art and Culture will host its 15th conference – this year entitled Extraordinary: Icons, Iconoclasm, and Innovation. Throughout the cultural conference, icons, innovators and extraordinary individuals and brands will give presentations on today’s arts, fashions, cultures and – for the first time ever—watches.
On December 6 (from 3:15-4:15), a watch panel discussion – moderated by Roberta Naas, watch industry expert and watch editor for Niche Media – will take a look at the relevance of watchmaking toady. The watch panel, entitled Perfect Timing: Masterpieces of Contemporary Horology will feature key speakers:
MB&F — Maximillian Büsser, Founder, MB&F Horological Lab
Movado Group – Efraim Grinberg, Global Chairman, CEO, Movado Group Inc.
TAG Heuer — Ulrich Wohn, President, CEO TAG Heuer NA & LVMH Watch Jewelry
Wempe USA — Ruediger Albers, President, General Manager Wempe USA
Understanding the historical context of watchmaking and the newly emphasized visionary look ahead is a key element that makes timepieces extraordinary. These highly notable watch executives and conference panelists will discuss the viability of timepieces in today’s digital world, as well as influences such as design, materials and technology that drive the newest developments in wristwatches.
It is a rare occasion to have so many leading watch brand authorities assembled in one room to discuss watches, watchmaking and the future of timing.
For complete details on the conference, visit http://artinitiatives.com/ to download the event brochure. For those wishing to attend the conference, as readers of ATimelyPerspective, you are invited to purchase significantly discounted tickets. Please visit extraordinaryiac.eventbrite.com and enter the code WATCH.