A Salute to the Heritage of the 20th World Watch Fair



Marking its 20th anniversary the World Watch Fair at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi is a celebrated highlight of the wrist watch and timepiece world, gathering some 50 brands to a truly vast exhibition space of over 1,500 square metres. Exploring a line-up of domestic and international talent that includes the very latest models unveiled at January's SIHH and this Spring's Baselworld in Switzerland, visitors will encounter a cavalcade of rarities, limited editions exclusive to Mitsukoshi and a whole host of unique and luxury models that the regulars have come to expect from this annual extravaganza.

169_02.jpgBeyond models that take us to the cutting edge of contemporary craftsmanship both in internal complexity and external embellishment, this is also a chance for connoisseurs and newcomers alike to take a moment to enjoy the culture of watches through a series of events held throughout the fair. Commemorating this important 20th anniversary for Nihombashi Mitsukoshi you will find a special exhibition from luxury brand Patek Philippe of models that have been sold over the 20 years since the World Watch Fair first began in 1998. This heritage highlights the succession and constant evolution of timepieces, but also their timelessness; a fine watch forever a product of its own time.


Elsewhere you will find the giants of the watch world with the luxury of Franck Muller jostling with the astronomical-derived complications of Christiaan Van Der Klaauw, as well as timepieces from the likes of Cartier and Harry Winston who bridge the worlds of jewellery and watchmaking in heirlooms in the making.

Please be advised that the store will be closed on the 22nd and 29th for scheduled holidays. Additionally the exhibition will close early at 18:00 on the 28th.

The 20th World Watch Fair - The Succession of Time


Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Main Building 7F, Exhibition Space

Floor guide


August 16th to 28th

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