December 5, 2023

Spif Panel

Think Shopping & Women

The Watches & Wonders Exit Survey

3 min read

Who threw the finest get together or hold? 

Broer: Tudor, with out a doubt. They had an amazing present, with the Tudor Professional Biking Group accomplishing sprints and small competitions in the corridor where the social gathering was. And live tunes, of program.

Owens: Hands down the finest celebration was Revolution’s fondue occasion, there could be a espresso desk e-book made of the photos from that night time by itself. The finest hang was with Karl and Caroline Scheufele at their restaurant, Chez Bacchus, remaining serenaded with “Pretty Woman” and consuming unbelievable wine. Two nights that manufactured the chaos of the exhibit far more than value it. 

McUtchen: You can bet on Hublot for the very best hold, and they didn’t disappoint this 12 months. In a little farm-like chalet in the hills previously mentioned Geneva, they hosted what felt like a massive afterparty. There was Gray Goose on the tables in the put of glowing drinking water, and a outstanding vocalist accomplishing the most elevated form of karaoke with a DJ I have at any time viewed. 

Wallner: The intimate Vacheron Constantin meal at Auberge d’Onex. Superbly curated, restricted guestlist. And they permit us purchase regardless of what we needed off the menu. The dialogue was so refreshing right after a long week of watch talk. At one level I was laughing so really hard that my abdomen hurt. 

Gong: All get the job done and no engage in for Complecto. We were being out there husting! But the best cocktails of W&W ended up absolutely at the Hublot lounge. Magnifique!

Hast: No doubt the Vacheron Constantin meal at its production HQ outside Geneva, designed and created by Bernard Tschumi Architects (2001-2005). It was an worldwide push party and we had the possibility to take in in the entrance of the constructing underneath candle light-weight. It is a distinctly modern-day constructing and possibly 1 of the most stunning In the watchmaking earth (the strategy of a curved steel envelope performing as a widespread denominator for equally manufacturing and management). 

What was the very best detail you ate at the Palexpo, where W&W is held?

McUtchen: Any hardened check out journalist with a several rodeos below their belt is aware of that the beef carpaccio at Watches & Miracles is usually the spotlight of the honest, watches included. This yr, it was not served. We want answers.  

Hast: The Poke bowl!! But right after 1:30, you were confirmed the damn detail would have run out! 

Wallner: The actually salty pretzels followed by a green apple at the A. Lange & Söhne “booth.” Which is all I ate, in fact. 

Broer: If you’re equipped to get a desk for lunch (not uncomplicated this 12 months), it was unquestionably the poké bowl they served. I did not acquire considerably excess weight through this Watches & Wonders, possibly thanks to the semi-healthful foodstuff I experienced at the Palexpo.

Gong: The catering was off the chain but my preferred dish was a deconstructed lemon meringue pie. I ate it three days in a row.

Owens: I didn’t eat at Palexpo, I most well-liked to are living off Coke Zeros so I could indulge in the several course dinners that ensued in the evenings. 

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