It's here! Tomorrow morning, Watches & Wonders Miami 2019 officially kicks off in the Miami Design District. In addition to exhibitions from 29 participating watch brands and loads of programming from the FHH, we'll also have a team on the ground, providing you with some awesome opportunities over the course of the weekend. If you're going to be in Miami (or are up for making the last-minute trip), here's what you can expect to find at this year's Watches & Wonders.
First off, as a reminder, the 29 watch brands participating in this year's festivities are: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Bvlgari, Cartier, De Bethune, Dior, F.P. Journe, Girard-Perregaux, H. Moser, Hublot, HYT, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Kari Voutilainen, Louis Vuitton, Omega, Panerai, Piaget, Roger Dubuis, Romain Gauthier, Romain Jerome, Sevan Biçakçi, Speake-Marin, TAG Heuer, Tiffany & Co., Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Zenith. So yeah, there's a lot to see and enjoy.
Now, we'll be around the Miami Design District all weekend to hang out and talk watches, but we're also putting on a few programs that we'd love to see you at. Here's a run-down of the events, panels, and live recordings that we'll be co-hosting throughout the three days in Miami:
Friday, February 15

11:45 AM
HODINKEE Radio (Live!) with Dacra CEO Craig Robins, hosted by Stephen Pulvirent & James Stacey
Location: Palm Court Event Space
Register Here
4:00 PM
HODINKEE x IWC | A Conversation About The IWC Spitfire Collection
Join us as James Stacey discusses the new IWC Spitfire collection at the IWC Boutique.
Location: IWC Boutique
HODINKEE x Piaget | Discussing The Piaget Altiplano
Join us as Stephen Pulvirent takes a look at the Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept Watch & new SIHH releases.
Location: Piaget Boutique*
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Design District Opening Cocktail
Location: Jungle Plaza
Saturday, February 16

11:00 AM
HODINKEE x Zenith | Celebrating The Zenith El Primero, hosted by Stephen Pulvirent*
Location: Zenith Boutique*
1:00 PM
Panel Conversation | Friends, Followers, And FOMO Culture, hosted by James Stacey
How social media has dramatically changed our way to “consume” high-end watches? What is the real influence of influencers? Can social media ultimately become the sales representative of tomorrow?
Location: Palm Court Event Space
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2:30 PM
The Watch, Thoroughly Revised Talk and Book Signing with Stephen Pulvirent, hosted by Keith Strandberg
Location: Vacheron Constantin Boutique
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
HODINKEE x Miami Design District Cocktail
Location: Jungle Plaza*
Sunday, February 17

1:00 PM
HODINKEE x Cartier | The 2019 SIHH Novelties*
Location: Cartier Boutique
3:00 PM
The Indies Talk | Is Horology The 12th Art?*
Appealing to UNESCO to classify Horology as an art form, one must consider the historical significance and impact of horology and also its purpose now. The traditional purpose of mechanical watchmaking plays second fiddle to the pursuit of craft, design, theory, and expression, so is it art?*
Location: Palm Court Event Space
Register Here
If you want to see a complete list of all the weekend's opportunities, visit Watches & Wonders online. Many of the weekend's events require RSVPs, so don't forget to click the link above the put your name down if you're interested. See you soon!