The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 950 platinum — a new release from Rolex, which is exhibiting at Watches and Wonders 2022.
The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 950 platinum — a new release from Rolex, which is exhibiting at Watches and Wonders 2022.
Image: Rolex/JVA Studios

Rolex, Panerai, Tag Heuer, Chanel, Cartier, Patek Philippe ... the list of premium watchmakers and jewellers who are exhibiting at the 2022 Watches and Wonders summit in Geneva, Switzerland, is a who’s who of industry leaders.

On until April 5, this annual event has been dubbed “the fashion week of the watchmaking industry”. Nearly 40 maisons have gathered to unveil covetable new products, showcase their brands' innovations and provide exclusive previews of upcoming releases.

South-African born Swiss explorer Mike Horn checks out an exhibition at Watches and Wonders 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
South-African born Swiss explorer Mike Horn checks out an exhibition at Watches and Wonders 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Image: Fondation De La Haute Horlogerie/Keystone/Cyril Zingaro

Attendees have the enviable opportunity to get hands-on with new products and attend fascinating panel discussions. They can also visit the lab, a space dedicated to highlighting the latest technological and sustainable innovations in the world of watches and jewels.

Follow all the action online

Even if you can’t jet off to attend this international event in person, you don't have to miss any of the action: there's a digital programme of daily updates that's being broadcast live on the Watches and Wonders website and YouTube channel, with replays available on the same platforms.

The programme includes:

The Morning Show: daily at 8am CET (9am SA time)

Presented by renowned business journalist Olivia Chang, and featuring conversations between brand leaders and industry experts, this show will keep you informed about the news and trends coming out of this year’s event.

Christoph Grainger-Herr (left), CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, at Watches and Wonders 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Christoph Grainger-Herr (left), CEO of IWC Schaffhausen, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, at Watches and Wonders 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Image: Fondation De La Haute Horlogerie/Keystone/Cyril Zingaro

The Late Show: daily at 7pm CET (8pm SA time)

Hosted by Chang, this show will recap daily highlights, provide summaries of keynote addresses, and feature different guests who’ll share their favourite discoveries from the event thus far.

Sustainability in the spotlight: daily at 1pm CET (2pm SA time)

Featuring experts and influential personalities, these 45-minute panel discussions will explore the hot topic of sustainable development in the watchmaking industry, with a focus on topics such as transparency, responsible sourcing, innovation and the circular economy.

This article was published in partnership with Watches and Wonders.

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