Watch Video Recaps Of All Watches & Wonders 2019 Discussion Panels
Thanks to the FHH, we are able to regroup all Watches & Wonders discussion panels in one place for your viewing pleasure.
The 2019 edition of Watches & Wonders was one for the record books. With a huge uptick in attendance and brand participation, this was a can't miss watch fair. For those of you unable to attend, we've assembled videos from all panel discussions.
Panel: The watch that survived the break-up of Columbia
The fascinating story behind the watch that survived the break-up of Columbia.
Moderated by Ann M. Micklos, Mission Assurance Engineer, NASA
Panel: Getting your super-collector all-access pass
The worlds of vintage watch collecting and modern watch appreciation are miles apart. Some modern watch collectors try for years to master the landscape of vintage watches but never quite escape its various pitfalls. What are the essential lessons to learn, the best path to take, and how can you avoid getting burned?
Moderator: Roger Ruegger, Watch Time
Speaker(s): Paul Boutros, Phillips Watches / William Massena / Matthew Bain / Pascal Ravessoud, Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie / Alexander Friedman, Watchonista
What’s the point of records and complications ?
It seems like every watch we see in magazines and online has some new record-breaking feature. Or else it's a new function that's never been seen before. Do records and complications really make a watch better? More specifically, how do records and complications make a watch better for the buyer?
Moderator: Suzanne Wong, Revolution
Speaker(s): Michael Friedman, Audemars Piguet / Christian Selmoni, Vacheron Constantin / Pierre Halimi, FP Journe / William Massena
How to win at auctions, and sometimes lose ?
How to win at auctions, and sometimes lose? A conference by William Massena
How to build a collection of enduring value and how auctions can help
How to build a collection of enduring value and how auctions can help.
A conference by Paul Boutros, Head of Americas, Senior Vice President, Phillips Watches
Can Women Save The Watch World?
The world of fine watchmaking has long been associated primarily with male consumers, even though studies have shown that women understand luxury better and have stronger, more crisis-proof consumption patterns. What's the key to bringing the watch industry more in line with the needs of the female customer and could this mean better watches for everyone?
Moderator: Rachel Felder, Journalist and Author
Speaker(s): Greg Simonian, Westime / Josh Shanks, Watchonista / Roberta Naas, Writer / Fabienne Lupo, Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie / Elysze Held, Fashion director/stylist
Friends, Followers and FOMO Culture
Social media has been touted as the one-size-fits-all solution for brands to reach younger audiences, but which aspects of social media interaction are truly beneficial for the luxury industry? How can channels that are optimized for mass-targeted, ephemeral and broadly-drawn content champion the creations of an industry that values exclusivity, timelessness and attention to detail? And the perennial bottom line — does leveraging social media strengths lead to better sales?
Moderator: James Stacey, Hodinkee
Panellists: Edouard Meylan, H. Moser & Cie / David Hurley, Watches of Switzerland / Eric Rutherford, Social Media Influencer, James Kloiber, Battalion PR Agency
Behind The Scenes Of Watch Creation
How does a watch get from drawing board to boutique showcase? How do brands decide what to make and does customer opinion make a difference? Why are well-made watches not always successful (and vice versa)? And what does the watch I wear say about me in the eyes of someone who creates and designs watches?
Moderator: Keith Strandberg, Revolution Magazine USA
Speaker(s): Fabrizio Buonamassa, Bvlgari / Stéphane Belmont, Jaeger-LeCoultre / Rudy Albers, Wempe US
What’s yours is mine, what’s mine is yours
Walk into any watch boutique in the world, and you'll see the divisions between watches targeted at men and watches targeted at women. And yet it's becoming more and more common to see women with tough sports watches and men with diamond-studded pieces. Do categories such as "Men's watch" and "Women's watch" still make sense if no one follows them anyway?
Moderator: Victoria Gomelsky, Writer
Speaker(s): Sophy Rindler, Red Bar Miami / Nick Sullivan, Esquire / Hyla Bauer, Watchonista's contributor / Michael Friedman, Audemars Piguet
HODINKEE Radio (Live!) With Craig Robins
Craig Robins, CEO of Dacra and the man behind the Miami Design District, will join HODINKEE’s Stephen Pulvirent and James Stacey for a live recording of the HODINKEE Radio podcast. The three discussed the evolution of the Miami Design District, including how it has become a hub for watch collectors and host to Watches & Wonders. Also included is an audience Q&A