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WMR - January 2019

Foreword

WMR - January 2019


Dear friends,

We at Watch Market Review, wish you all a very Happy New Year! 2019 has a lot in store. We begin the watchmaking year with the SIHH Fair at Geneva. The fine watchmaking salon is a true window into the world of the Haute Horlogerie. We are all set to view the newest timepieces from the exhibiting Maisons, a mix of old established houses, big conglomerates and Independent watchmakers. We  then wait in anticipation for Baselworld 2019  in March, wherein there have been several changes, following few high-profile exits last year. 

Watch fairs have been the talk of the town in 2018. As a result, there has been another development- the synchronization of exhibition dates between the world’s two largest watch fairs, which will come into operation in 2020 (SIHH from April 26th to 29th and Baselworld from April 30th to May 5th). This move is welcomed by the industry.

This issue is packed with news, events and launches from the watch industry. We take a peek into pre-SIHH collections. In the last quarter of 2018, there have been a few events, boutique openings and watch launches in India. It is nice to see the local horological market bustle! We have consolidated all that you need to know in the current issue. You will also enjoy reading our conversation with HYT Watches CEO Grégory Dourde, especially his thoughts on the philosophy of “Time is fluid” which defines HYT.

2019 is an important year. This year, the elections will have a profound impact on the way things work. Here’s to wishing for the best for the country and the economy! 

Happy reading! 
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Sunil Karer  
Editor