Programme of the week
Frédérique Constant Museum, Vacheron Constantin manufacture and Only Watch exhibition
The Fine Watch Club will take 10 members on a visit filled with exceptional discoveries at two manufactures emblematic of Plan-les-Ouates (a region of Geneva).
Frédérique Constant Museum
The morning will be dedicated to visiting the new Frédérique Constant museum, which was inaugurated this summer. Experience the manufacture in a recreational and interactive space, which also showcases the history and universe of each brand (Alpina and Atelier de Monaco belong to the same group). Its vast exhibition space showcases historic vintage watches, the process of creating a manufacture movement and details for the brands’ most emblematic watches. Since the launch of its first manufacture movement in 2004, Frédérique Constant has created 29 manufacture movements. This VIP guided visit will end with an intimate lunch at the heart of the manufacture.
Vacheron Constantin Manufacture
The afternoon will be devoted to the oldest manufacture in the world (running uninterrupted since 1755), Vacheron Constantin—a brand that has produced some of the most complicated watches in the world. Members will find themselves immersed in Vacheron Constantin’s savoir-faire in this guided visit of the manufacture, exclusive to the Fine Watch Club, and will include a presentation of rare watches by a master watchmaker.
Only Watch Exhibition
Then we return to the center of Geneva, where the biennial Only Watch will unite 52 high-end watchmaking brands that have each created extraordinary unique pieces to be auctioned off, with proceeds being donated to the Monegasque Association Against Muscular Dystrophy to further its research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. These exceptionally creative watches will be showcased to a privileged few in the Hotel des Bergues before the Christie’s auction the next day. It will be the last time you will have the chance to admire all 51 unique pieces of Only Watch 2019, which, according to experts in the industry, are likely to beat auction records this year (the total amount raised during the auction is predicted to surpass the tens of millions).
All-inclusive price per person: CHF 250.-
*Members can participate in as many days as they like.