Programme of the week
Meet with the heads of Girard-Perregeaux, visit the smallest watch manufacture in Geneva, and get into the GPHG 2019 exhibition.
The Fine Watch Club will welcome you in its gallery in Eaux-Vives, located in the GMT Publishing premises, where the core of watchmaking editorial is created with publishing powerhouses such as GMT Magazine and watchmaking news website WorldTempus.com, as well as the offices for the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), the Geneva Watch Tour and the Watch Photo Awards.
During the visit you will be able to discuss with the CEO or Director of Creation of Girard-Perregaux, the brand known for its tourbillons under three gold bridges or its triple-axis tourbillon, awarded multiple times at the GPHG. It’s a great opportunity to discuss brand strategy for a high-end watchmaking brand and discuss the process of launching a collection such as the Laureato. You will also be able to exclusively discover a watch prototype for a special project. A lunch held in an intimate setting will follow the visit.
The visit will then head towards Old Town Geneva, to visit the smallest watch manufacture in Geneva, Akrivia, in the company of its founder, who only produces a few dozen watches a year. Here, traditional craftsmanship is as authentic as it can get. Akrivia won last year’s Men’s Watch Prize at the GPHG.
Patek Philippe Museum
Then we change scenery at the Patek Philippe Museum, whose Art Deco building houses five centuries of horological creations. Often considered the holy temple of watchmaking, the museum doesn’t just contain the oldest or most complicated Patek Philippe watches, but also has automatons and miniature enamel wonders that reflect traditional watchmaking art. The visit will be headed by an experienced guide, dedicated to the Fine Watch Club.
Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Exhibition
The day will conclude in splendid horological fashion with the exhibition of the GPHG at the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire, on invitation only, where the 84 watches up for consideration will be gathered all together for the first time. The watches are exhibited beautifully and thoughtfully, and some can even be handled (with care!). In this environment filled with cultural significance, the Watch Photo Awards (created by our parent company, GMT Publishing), will also hold the opening of its 2019 exhibition. The 60 photos selected for this international watch photography competition will adorn the walls of the museum. A cocktail reception will accompany this concentration of watchmaking passions.
In order to best welcome members in an exclusive setting, only 10 spots are available for this day, and only one guest per member is permitted.
All-inclusive price per person: CHF 250.-
*Members can participate in as many days as they like.