Watches and Wonders at Miami Design District

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11:00 AM - 1:00 PM / Moore Building

Watchmaking Workshop

in WORKSHOPS

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Guided by watchmaking professionals, this workshop immerses you in the world of the infinitely small. From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you'll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement, and experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM / Moore Building

Pilot's Watches

in LECTURES

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In ancient as in modern times, horology has accompanied human achievements. Aviation is no exception; watchmaking was a natural companion to the men who, perhaps more reckless than fearless, first braved the skies in their flying machines. They were the pioneers of an incredible human adventure that owes much to advances in navigation techniques.

By Grégory Gardinetti, Expert and Historian in Watchmaking at FHH

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM / Moore Building

Watchmaking Workshop

in WORKSHOPS

Book Now

Guided by watchmaking professionals, this workshop immerses you in the world of the infinitely small. From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you'll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement, and experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Moore Building

How does a watch work?

in LECTURES

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After a brief history of watchmaking to the present day, this talk describes the fundamentals of a mechanical watch from hairspring to hands, ending with a short overview of the various complications.

By Pascal Ravessoud, FHH International Development Director and watch expert

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM / Moore Building

Watchmaking workshop

in WORKSHOPS

Book Now

Guided by watchmaking professionals, this workshop immerses you in the world of the infinitely small. From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you'll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement, and experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM / Moore Building

The Chronograph

in LECTURES

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The chronograph is one of the most recent complications, invented in the 19th century after watchmakers had succeeded in making sufficiently precise mechanisms to measure such short intervals, and had developed a means of stopping and restarting a hand while the movement continues to keep time. Today's watchmakers are still finding ways to innovate and improve on this complication.

By Grégory Gardinetti, Expert and Historian in Watchmaking at FHH

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM / Moore Building

Watchmaking workshop

in WORKSHOPS

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Guided by watchmaking professionals, this workshop immerses you in the world of the infinitely small. From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you'll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement, and experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM / Moore Building

Women and Watchmaking

in LECTURES

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A look at the evolution of women in watchmaking, from all angles – the history of women in the watch industry, female leadership today, impact on design direction, evolving taste and styles, interest in mechanical watches and complications, impact as customers and more. The panel will be made up of female industry professionals, collectors, watch designers, journalists and retailers.

By Keith W. Strandberg, Editor-in-Chief, Revolution USA

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Moore Building

The World of Fine Watchmaking

in LECTURES

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What is Fine Watchmaking? What is a Manufacture? All is revealed, including explanations of the specific decorations and finishes of a fine watch, and the main complications. The talk ends with a brief overview of the sector's major groups and stakeholders.

By Pascal Ravessoud, FHH International Development Director and watch expert

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM / Moore Building

Watchmaking workshop

in WORKSHOPS

Book Now

Guided by watchmaking professionals, this workshop immerses you in the world of the infinitely small. From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you'll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement, and experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM / Moore Building

Workshop for Kids

in WORKSHOPS

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A fun and instructive workshop for visitors aged 4 to 12, who learn about the different ways of telling time by making their own time-measuring tool, which they take home with them.

By introducing children to the notion of time, and by showing them how much patience goes into building the tools to measure it, the workshop – which is organized with the International Museum of Horlogy in Switzerland - is a great approach to the profession of watchmaker.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM / Moore Building

Investing in Watches for the 21st Century

in LECTURES

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This talk explores the promise versus the reality of watches as an alternative asset class. Can watches be a profitable investment or is this just a marketing myth? We look at some of the most significant auction results, consider how marketing affects the watch industry today, and ask what challenges this poses for the watchmaker of tomorrow.

By William Rohr, Managing Director of TimeZone.com

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM / Moore Building

Watchmaking workshop

in WORKSHOPS

Book Now

Guided by watchmaking professionals, this workshop immerses you in the world of the infinitely small. From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you'll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement, and experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM / Moore Building

Watch Creation A-Z

in LECTURES

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Is a watch always created to fill a need, or are there other reasons? This roundtable presents a look at how a watch gets created from a blank sheet of paper to the finished product and final sale. The panel will be made up of experts from all segments of this process: watch designers, brand representatives, journalists and retailers.

By Keith W. Strandberg, Editor-in-Chief, Revolution USA

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Moore Building

Complications

in LECTURES

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From the simplest to the most complex, from a date display to the minute repeater, these short and effective presentations explain each of the main complications, with their history, functions and the difficulties involved in making them.

By Pascal Ravessoud, FHH International Development Director and watch expert

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM / Moore Building

Watchmaking workshop

in WORKSHOPS

Book Now

Guided by watchmaking professionals, this workshop immerses you in the world of the infinitely small. From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you'll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement, and experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM / Moore Building

The Fascinating World of Auctions and Watch Collecting

in LECTURES

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A concise guide to how to buy the best watches at auction, and vintage collecting strategies.

By Paul Boutros, Senior Vice President of PHILLIPS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BACS & RUSSO

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM / Moore Building

Watchmaking workshop

in WORKSHOPS

Book Now

Guided by watchmaking professionals, this workshop immerses you in the world of the infinitely small. From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you'll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement, and experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM / Moore Building

Icons & Classics- Introduction to Vintage

in LECTURES

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An introduction to vintage watch-buying, with advice on how to get started, how much you should expect to spend, the pitfalls to avoid, and tips to be sure you're looking at an original. Plus an introduction to market trends and some of the most iconic vintage watches.

By Pascal Ravessoud, FHH International Development Director and watch expert

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