News: Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Announces 'Watches & Wonders Miami' Coming Up in February 2018

The Miami Design District Associates in partnership with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie —FHH—, have just announced the debut of 'Watches & Wonders Miami' to take place next year from February 16th thru the 19th. This event will bring together 21 of the world’s leading luxury timepiece manufacturers including: A. Lange & Sohne, Armin Strom, Audemars Piguet, Bvlgari, Cartier, F.P. Journe, Hermès, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Kari Voutilainen, Louis Vuitton, Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ralph Lauren, Romain Jerome, Romain Gauthier, Tag Heuer, Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels. Each of the brands will unveil their newest creations for the very first time in the U.S. right after their official release at the SIHH 2018.

Additionally, the event will coincide with the Miami Design District Concours —showcasing 100+ cars including iconic examples from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls Royce— and the 30th Annual Miami Yacht Show which features the world’s most extraordinary and uniquely designed yachts from top custom boat builders and brokers.

Fabienne Lupo, Chairwoman and Managing Director of the Fondation Haute Horlogerie states: “The Miami Design District is recognized around the world as a destination for art, culture and
luxury. Thus, it is the perfect partner to help us create a truly world class watch and jewelry experience where we can not only give enthusiasts a ‘first look’ at the newest products, but also offer them dynamic exhibitions and learning opportunities, as well as interaction with the
industry’s leading authorities."

Watches & Wonders Miami will kick-off President’s Day weekend with a full Friday evening
program in Paradise Plaza. The evening will feature the Miami Design District Performance
Series presented by Knight-Foundation and produced by Emilio Estefan, followed by an
exclusive gala cocktail celebration in the Palm Court.

Throughout the weekend, guests will have access to ‘Telling Time,’ a special exhibition comprised of nine films, creative installations and dramatic performance works by international contemporary artists. WWM will also feature immersive virtual reality experiences, each designed to bring the world of fine watchmaking to a new dimension. As part of WWM, the FHH is developing a robust conference line-up and educational workshops that will be accessible to anyone from amateurs to connoisseurs and collectors.

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) was established in 2005 by Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux and the Richemont Group. Headquartered, in Geneva, Switzerland, the FHH strives to promote awareness, understanding and interest in Fine Watchmaking around the world through education, training and specialized events. The FHH works in conjunction with 41
partner brands that provide financial support and assistance with project implementation.

For more info on the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie click here.