Programme of the week
The Oscars of Horology
Exhibition and awards ceremony for the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), visit at the Patek Philippe Museum and meet with Maurice Lacroix
The Fine Watch Club will welcome you to the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva, where the 84 watches selected for the GPHG will be exhibited in a spectacular setting—and some pieces can even be handled (with care!). The award winners will be announced that same evening. 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.
One of the brands being considered in the GPHG, Maurice Lacroix is one of the most dynamic brands in the accessible luxury side of this industry. Its’ product director will be meeting with Fine Watch Club members to explain the brand’s strategy, the process of building a cohesive collection and will also unveil a surprise prototype for the first time. A lunch in a more intimate setting will follow.
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 intricate art of traditional watchmaking. The visit will be headed by an experienced guide, dedicated to the Fine Watch Club.
The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève
Often considered "The Oscars" of horology, the GPHG attracts the entire watchmaking industry during its awards ceremony at the Théatre du Léman for one exceptional evening, only on invitation. Experience this spectacular event, filled with revelry and humour, while comfortably seated and meet the figures presenting at the ceremony during a lively cocktail.
To close the evening, the Managing Director of the Fine Watch Club will be taking members to dinner close to the Théâtre du Léman, all the while keeping a few surprises in store.
All-inclusive price per person: CHF 350.-
*Members can participate in as many days as they like.