Windup Fair, located 18 blocks downtown, is expected to cater to a more value-oriented crowd than WatchTime and plans about twice as many exhibitors, including a new batch of EDCs (“everyday carry” stores selling watches, knives and apparel). )manufacturer. The show is made possible thanks to its organizers Worn & Wound, an online watch publication often credited with helping spawn the micro-branded watch category.
“These brands are incredibly popular,” said Worn & Wound co-founder and chief creative officer Zach Weiss.
In addition to 27 new exhibitors, including movement manufacturer Miyoda, Windup New York will serve as a platform for new product launches, said Worn & Wound co-founder and CEO Blake Malin. Offers plenty of buying opportunities.
“Well-known brands, even those with higher price tags, will sell dozens of watches over the weekend,” Mr Marin said. October 20-22
GPHG Awards Ceremony
Since 2001, the best and brightest brands in the industry have competed in the annual Grand Prix de la Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), a watch design competition similar to the Academy Awards, held at the Theater Leman in Geneva held.
The 2023 competition focused on timepieces in 15 categories, including “Men’s Complications,” “Jewellery,” and “Challenge” (limited to watches with a retail value of CHF 2,000, or approximately $2,264 or less), and attracted 230 entries Entries. GPHG chairman Raymond Loretan said this included 56 non-Swiss brands