Throughout the event, all eyes were on the fascinating Roger Dubuis World with its fantasy universe evoking the skeleton-work theme of the year, and quite literally on the unique Astral Skeleton Experience made available by slipping on a pair of Oculus glasses.
Alongside a chance to get a close-up look at the line-up of Technical, Automatic and Creative Skeleton models launched earlier in the year and vividly illustrating the Astral Skeleton concept, visitors were also treated to several brand-new releases: the Excalibur Spider Pocket Time Instrument, the Excalibur Star of Infinity, lit up by 312 baguette-cut diamonds, the Excalibur Brocéliande trilogy, evoking the legendary enchanted forest, and the Excalibur 42 mm, featuring a hand-engraved stone dial honouring the fabled stone of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table.
The Astral theme was extended in the evenings by exclusive Astral Dinners organised in the setting of the Asia Society.
One of Korea’s most glittering actresses, Ms. Kim Hee-Seon, sparkled her way through the Roger Dubuis galaxy on October 2nd, wearing the iconic Velvet Haute Joaillerie white gold timepiece and also gracing that evening’s Astral Dinner.
Commenting on these thrilling few days and nights in Hong Kong, CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué emphasised the positive reactions among media, retailers and the public: “We are delighted that Watches&Wonders has once again lived up to its premier billing as an ideal venue for up-close-and-personal presentations of our latest creations to a discerning and passionate Asian audience.”