Programme of the week
Frédérique Constant Museum, Vacheron Constantin manufacture and Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève cocktail and exhibition
The acronyms PLO and GPHG refers to Plan-les-Ouates, the Geneva commune that is home to the Vacheron Constantin and Frédérique Constant manufactures, and the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, also known as the Oscars of watchmaking.
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 showcase 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 on the brands’ most emblematic watches. Since the launch of its first in-house 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.
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.