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Watches and Wonders Foundation Expands to 49 Brands, Names Rolex CEO as Chairman October 28, 2022 (0 comments)

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Geneva, Switzerland--Watches and Wonders has a new chairman in Rolex CEO, Jean-Frédéric Dufour, as it draws out plans for 2023, which include expanding to 49 brands from 38. 

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The press gets exclusive access to the weeklong event during its first few days — from March 27 to 31 — before it opens to the general public for the weekend. 

Tickets for the event go on sale in February and are priced for the public at CHF 70 (around $70). 

Participating brands for the 2023 event include A. Lange & Söhne, Alpina, Angelus, Arnold & Son, Baume & Mercier, Beauregard, Bell & Ross, Cartier, Chanel, Charles Zuber, Charriol, Chopard, Chronoswiss, Cyrus Genève, Czapek & Cie, Ferdinand Berthoud, Frederique Constant, Grand Seiko, Grönefeld, Hautlence, Hermès, Hublot, Hysek, IWC Schaffhausen, Jaeger-Lecoultre, Kerbedanz, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Moinet, Montblanc, Oris, Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Patek Philippe, Pequignet, Piaget, Rebellion Timepieces, Ressence, Roger Dubuis, Rolex, Rudis Sylva, Speake-Marin, TAG Heuer, Trilobe, Tudor, U-Boat, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Zenith. 

According to a report, the show's organizer, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, a nonprofit organization, has been renamed the Watches and Wonders Geneva Foundation. Besides Rolex CEO as the Chairman, Emmanuel Perrin, the head of Specialist Watchmakers at Richemont, will serve as vice-chairman. Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie's current CEO, Matthieu Humair, will be the CEO of the Watches and Wonders Geneva Foundation. 

The event message, per the report, remains the same for the organization: "to promote watchmaking excellence worldwide by organizing in-person or digital watch and jewelry exhibitions in Geneva and beyond".

Read more on the event's website.

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