The Geneva 2023 report.
We started the day in good weather in the same way as we usually do
The first stop was at Schwartz Etienne
A unique desktop watch
Soon it was evening and then we had to see that the Rolex factory was still there
Then it was time for a regular meal
After a good night's sleep, it was time to see what Time To Watches had to offer
There were some new brands this time, for example Cuervo Y Sobrinos
Watchmakers could be viewed
Then we ended up at Reservoir
Popeye with jump hour
The box is cool with the complete family
Fredric Jouvenot with his special watches was there too
Behrens is interesting with its special watches
A collaboration with Konstantin Chaykin
After a hard day, it was time again for a schnitzel
And a small dessert
New day and a walk in town is not to be despised
Next stop ar AHCI
Everything between heaven and earth is here
This year, Stefan & Ev Kudoke were on site, which was fun as they were prevented last year
Ludovic Ballouard is the man with the special solutions
Then it was time to go to Watches and Wonders.
We had time to enjoy the city a little more on the way there
We chose Sunday, which was smart as Saturday was completely sold out
The first one we ran into was Stepan Sarpaneva and he didn't exhibit
So he kindly had to take off his watch and hand over a bag with a few more
All of a sudden, the Grönefeld brothers appeared and they had to hand over their watches as well
Then it was time to have a chat with the CEO at Czapek
This was an interesting meeting with a lot of info and also some interesting stories
A quick stop at Laurent Ferrier
Peter Speake-Marin is no longer in the company (left 2017), so his DNA is slowly but surely disappearing from the brand.
So the latest works were unfortunately nothing that appealed to me
But there was little of the old style left
Without invitations, you have to settle for taking pictures in the booths and it doesn't turn out exactly as you want it to.
There were massive entrances
Lange's was the most conspicuous
They had watchmakers on site showing how to take apart and reassemble
Impressive movement with 1100 parts
This house is not to be missed
A bit like buying a Rolex, waitig, waitin, waiting, stand in line.
I find it hard to understand that people are prepared to queue for an hour for a short tour in the house.
As usual, Rolex shows their stability, small changes push them forward at the pace they want
I am a little surprised by this Cellini. Why not reintroduced Veriflat instead, which was a mighty underrated model?
It had to be a quick turn at Patek too
Then we have to end this long weekend in a dignified way. We asked for 2 starters but the waitress convinced us that one was enough
This was no problem
This was a killer schnitzel.
There was no dessert after this.
I hope you enjoyed our little excursion, at least we did. Now we look forward to next year