It is no coincidence that many of the watches presented in WOW Vietnam #Summer 2019 are somewhat related to our exploration of the natural world. It was in 1969 that Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon while wearing the Omega Speedmaster Professional watch as a backup. On another front, it was 1926 when Hans Wilsdorf created the world’s first watch with water resistance named Oyster Perpetual, helping people fulfill their dream of exploring the ocean. On yet another front, it was 1936 when the two sons of the IWC Managing Director convinced him to launch the first pilot’s watch of the brand.
Exploring space, mastering the sea, and gliding in the sky – it can be said that along with these great leaps, the humble presence of the wristwatch contributes to glorious moments in history. In WOW Vietnam #Summer 2019, we convey these stories as testifying to the great role of the watch in human history.
However, WOW Summer 2019 also goes beyond. Approaching this edition, readers will have the opportunity to accompany the WOW Vietnam team in the journey to a Chopard villa in France, while discovering the “house” of Girard-Perregaux. It is also a chance for readers to experience the wave of 2019 novelties, to learn about the “steel rush” phenomenon, and the increasing presence of independent watchmakers in the Vietnam market.
It goes without saying that WOW Vietnam #Summer 2019 covers the BaselWorld exhibition, singling out highlights such as the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Chronograph GMT Automatic, which brings a fifth world record to Bulgari; the new Chanel J12 after nearly two decades since its launch; and the Patek Philippe Ref. 5212A-001 with the new week-of-the-year calendar complication.
Along with the journey to BaselWorld, readers will also have the chance to sit-in on exclusive interviews with representatives from Bulgari; discover the fascinating story of H. Moser & Cie; and talk directly with the President of Patek Philippe when he attended the grand opening of the brand’s first store in Vietnam.
The world of watches is moving constantly. History, present and future are still intertwined, serving as the foundation for launching new timepieces, creating interesting stories that are conveying partly in WOW Vietnam #Summer 2019. Check it out and discover the whole story in this special issue.