Watches & Wonders Miami Brings Cars, Watches And More (Photo Gallery)


Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome in Palm Court, Miami Design District

Buckminster Fuller Fly’s Eye Dome in Palm Court, Miami Design District

We’ve been very busy this month with so many different watch events across the country that it has been difficult to keep up the writing pace. So this weekend, we recap a little about the month of February and the incredible watch world.   Easily the highlight event of the month was the Watches & Wonders Miami show that took place at the Miami Design District (MDD) and that was sponsored by the Fondation Haute Horlogerie (FHH), in cooperation with the Miami Design District (MDD) Associates. Held concurrently with the Concours car show and the Miami Yacht Show—it was a fun, exhilarating four days of cars, yachts and – best of all, of course – watches.

The opening night party for Watches & Wonders Miami featured flame swallowers, dancers and more.

The opening night party for Watches & Wonders Miami featured flame swallowers, dancers and more.

A total of 21 top watch brands, including some with pop-up shops, participated in the event, bringing new watches, never-before-seen-in-the-USA watches, cool exhibits and interactive installations to the Palm Court area of MDD. Even Phillips auction house was present with a display of watches that will be coming up for auction in spring, including a watch once owned by Elvis Presley.

Watch brands brought out their best for Watches & Wonders Miami.TAG Heuer had a Museum in Motion exhibit with great vintage timepieces on display.

Watch brands brought out their best for Watches & Wonders Miami.TAG Heuer had a Museum in Motion exhibit with great vintage timepieces on display.

The four-day event was kicked off with a huge opening night event, a concert and a private Watches & Wonders Miami cocktail party. Approximately 1,000 collectors and watch lovers attended. During the ensuing days, visitors could partake in a host of events sponsored by the FHH and individual brands. In the art-deco style Moore Building with central atrium and four floors, the FHH hosted watchmaking workshops, virtual reality, an artistic, cultural film display and a series of panel discussions and lectures. While post-show reports say that 20,000 visited MDD that weekend, the more important indicator of success for the watch brands is sales. From what I heard from brands, there were some important sales made during the weekend, and a lot of new client relationships started. Rest assured, Watches & Wonders Miami will be held again next year.

 

Kari Voutilainen at Watches & Wonders Miami

Kari Voutilainen at Watches & Wonders Miami

Hublot Ferrari TechFrame at Watches & Wonders Miami

Hublot Ferrari TechFrame at Watches & Wonders Miami

Romain Jerome Spiderman watch, Watches & Wonders Miami.

Romain Jerome Spiderman watch, Watches & Wonders Miami.

F.P. Journe Elegante Ladies watches at Watches & Wonders Miami.

F.P. Journe Elegante Ladies watches at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Piaget Possession Cuff jewelry watch, Watches & Wonders Miami.

Piaget Possession Cuff jewelry watch, Watches & Wonders Miami.

Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas at Watches & Wonders Miami

Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas at Watches & Wonders Miami

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Skeleton, Watches & Wonders Miami 2018.

Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda Skeleton, Watches & Wonders Miami 2018.

Hermes Cape Cod GM Milanais Double Tour at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Hermes Cape Cod GM Milanais Double Tour at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Van Cleef & Arples Lady Arpels Planetarium at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Van Cleef & Arples Lady Arpels Planetarium at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Vacheron Constantin FiftySix collection at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Vacheron Constantin FiftySix collection at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Cartier Crash at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Cartier Crash at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Lady watch in rose gold seen at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Lady watch in rose gold seen at Watches & Wonders Miami.

 

Armin Strom Pure Resonance Fire watch, powered by the ARF 16 caliber, was unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Armin Strom Pure Resonance Fire watch, powered by the ARF 16 caliber, was unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio watches with patented interchangeable strap system shown at SIHH 2018

Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio watches with patented interchangeable strap system shown at SIHH 2018

Photo Opp at Watches & Wonders Miami

Photo Opp at Watches & Wonders Miami

MDD Concours

MDD Concours

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split as seen at Watches & Wonders Miami

A. Lange & Sohne Triple Split as seen at Watches & Wonders Miami

Watches & Wonders Miami

Watches & Wonders Miami

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph, seen for the first time in the USA during Watches & Wonders Miami.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Chronograph, seen for the first time in the USA during Watches & Wonders Miami.

New Audemars PIguet Millenary watches, seen for the first time in the USA during Watches & Wonders Miami.

New Audemars PIguet Millenary watches, seen for the first time in the USA during Watches & Wonders Miami.

IWC Jubliee Tribute to Pallweber watches as seen at Watches & Wonders Miami.

IWC Jubliee Tribute to Pallweber watches as seen at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Ralph Lauren Automotive 45mm Skeleton Steel bracelet watch unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

Ralph Lauren Automotive 45mm Skeleton Steel bracelet watch unveiled at Watches & Wonders Miami.

 

Damien Hirst art piece for Panerai

Damien Hirst art piece for Panerai

Close-up of Damien Hirst, Panerai art on display at Watches & Wonders Miami

Close-up of Damien Hirst, Panerai art on display at Watches & Wonders Miami

IWC boutique at Miami Design District during Watches & Wonders Miami.

IWC boutique at Miami Design District during Watches & Wonders Miami.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon shown for the first time in the USA during Watches & Wonders Miami.

Louis Vuitton Tambour Moon Mystérieuse Flying Tourbillon shown for the first time in the USA during Watches & Wonders Miami.

Miami Design District during Watches & Wonders Miami

Miami Design District during Watches & Wonders Miami


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