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World Of Watches

Friday 14th & Saturday 15th June 2019

Join us for a time-travelling trip through the design, artistry and technology of luxury watches — past, present and future. Through a series of talks from key industry experts, our Watches Contributing Editor Robin Swithinbank and specialist Kristian Haagen included, we're delving deeper into the stories that make watches and the world around them so compelling.

Watch each of the talks live as they happen below, or book your place and go in-store to be part of the audience.

Friday 14th June

12pm | Ulysse Nardin | Sailing Through Challenges
Olympic sailor, five-time world champion and Ulysse Nardin ambassador Sébastien Destremau talks determination, resilience and passion as he tells Michael Hennegan of his greatest challenge yet: the Vendée Globe.

1pm | Roger Dubuis | Raging Mechanics
A round-table talk on the parallels between car and watch design with Nicolas Fermont, Head of Partnerships at Roger Dubuis and Andrea Caldarelli, Lamborghini racing driver and co-owner of FFF Racing.

2pm | Jaeger-LeCoultre | Back To Front
Jaeger-LeCoultre's Head of Patrimony, Stéphane Belmont, explores how the Reverso watch  first created for polo players in 1931 became a contemporary style icon.

3.30pm | Breitling | Exploration & The Environment
From conquering the poles to crossing the oceans, Breitling explorer squad member David de Rothschild speaks to Michael Hennegan about how adventure can inspire a more sustainable life. 

4.30pm | Hublot | Clearing The Boundary
Former cricketer and 43rd test captain of the Australian team, Michael Clarke talks pushing the boundaries and the upcoming World Cup and Ashes series with Robin Swithinbank. 

5.30pm | H.Moser & Cie. | Autonomous For The People
H.Moser & Cie. CEO Edouard Meylan explores why haute horology needs independent watch companies with Robin Swithinbank.

6.30pm | Vacheron Constantin | Connected Theory
Vacheron Constantin’s Style & Heritage Director Christian Selmoni talks bold design, genre-defining innovation and why mechanical watches still tick in a digital age, in discussion with Kristian Haagen.


Saturday 15th June

11am | IWC Schaffhausen | The Longest Flight
A Q&A on circumnavigating the world in an original Spitfire with pilot Steve Boultbee-Brooks, hosted by Robin Swithinbank.

2pm | Audemars Piguet | The History & Future Of Complications
Michael Friedman, Head of Complications at Audemars Piguet, discusses the evolution of watch movements with Robin Swithinbank, offering a rare insight into the past, present and future of the watch world.

3pm | Panerai | Creativity In The 21st Century
Panerai Creative Director Alvaro Maggini talks disrupting creativity codes and harnessing Italian design with Swiss technique in an ever-changing industry.

4pm | TUDOR | Myth To Reality 
TUDOR General Manager Sven Olsen shares the brand's rich military history and uncovers the real story of Major Homard and US Navy project 'Commando', in conversation with Robin Swithinbank. Please note, this discussion will not be live streamed and is only available in-store for ticket holders. 

It doesn't end there...

Style Council
Have your most pressing sartorial questions answered in our Style Council. Whether you’re dressing for a black-tie event or looking to upgrade your workout timekeeping, our Fashion Editorial Director, Stacey Duguid, will lend her styling expertise on how to build your look around your watch.

Plus, join us in the watch boutiques for a glass of Champagne to continue the conversation on all things horological.