Posted tagged ‘Independent Swiss Watchmakers’ Fair’

Watch World

May 31, 2010

Here are some of my articles in Watch World, May 2010 issue

Little Master

Intro: Though fairly young, 15 years to be precise, Roger Dubuis has to its credit over thirty complicated movements. Hiren Kumar Bose

The Zenith Of Adventure

Intro: Though he set out solo in a balloon to the North Pole, physician-explorer Jean-Louis Etienne had the company of Zenith El Primero Striking 10TH chronograph. Hiren Kumar Bose

The Transformers

Intro: Montblanc’s Metamorphosis transforms the rules of  watchmaking by switching from a wristwatch to chronograph and vice versa within 15 seconds. Hiren Kumar Bose

Slice Of Time

The Independent Swiss Watchmakers’ Fair, which set ticking in Geneva, to make Mumbai the next destination. Hiren Kumar Bose

Geneva Time Exhibition

January 25, 2010

Entrance of Geneva Time Exhibition

BaselWorld, SIHH and now the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE) or the Independent Swiss Watchmakers’ Fair which began on January 17 at Geneva’s International Conference Centre. Having done the Parmigiani, the Breguet and other biggie brands one thought that was all about Swiss watches until one came across the 38 watchmakers at GTE. Though not much known like a Vacheron Constantin or an Omega these independent watchmakers not much known outside Switzerland have taken horological ingenuity to new heights unsung and unnoticed.

Sotheby’s, BMW, Laurent Perrier and Arasa Morelli were the official partners of this week-long event held at Geneva.  The Fair’s success has reinforced GTE’s plans not just to repeat the GTE experience in the coming year – but also to export their all-in fairs concept abroad. The first stop will be India, the darling nation of Swiss watch manufactures. The fair will be held in the commercial capital and called, the Mumbai Time Exhibition.

The Manufactures represented were Ateliers Louis Moniet, Peter Tanisman, Saint Honore Paris, Ladoire Geneve, Cecil Purnel, Clerc, Titanium Cargo, Robert & Fils 1630, Swisskubik and others.