First Independent Watchmakers Fair to be launched in Geneva

November 2009

The watchmaking revolution is underway! Independent brands and craftsmen are teaming up to fight the global economic crisis by participating to the Geneva Time Exhibition®.

From January 17-22, 2010, some 29 watchmaking brands will display their latest collections at the first-ever Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE): a unique opportunity for all watch industry professionals to discover the exceptional creativity of the new watchmaking generation.

For a number of years, independent watchmaking brands have been looking to pool their forces at international exhibitions with a view to attacking new markets. Now, the Geneva Time Exhibition®, designed with the firms' budgetary constraints in mind, replies to the crisis by offering them optimum conditions to seize the new financial opportunities that are opening up across the world today.

GTE provides a fantastic platform for an economic sector with immense creative potential. As independent watchmakers strive to give fresh impetus to endangered craftsmanship, they are offering a host of bold, ingenious solutions designed to refresh the image of traditional watchmaking. The result is an array of contemporary, classical or totally revolutionary timepieces which, in terms of both appearance and technology, transcend tradition.


The Fair
The first edition of GTE runs from Sunday 17 January (opening 2pm) through Friday 22 January 2010. The atmosphere is sure to reflect the personality of the exhibitors: young, enthusiastic and convivial!

GTE will be held in the heart of cosmopolitan Geneva – at the International Geneva Conference Centre (CICG) close to Place des Nations.
The 29 exhibitors' stands, made from top quality materials in keeping with the prestigious world of Swiss watchmaking, will cover an area of 730m2.

The 29 independent brands taking part in GTE reflect the incredible diversity of the watchmaking industry. GTE brings together independent watchmakers, craftsmen, and brands with an established international reputation, to provide a veritable showcase for all that is best about Swiss watchmaking.

Some watchmakers have even chosen GTE to officially launch their brand on the market, and present their very first timepieces to a specialist audience.

GTE 2010

* inscriptions as of 3 November 2009 (in alphabetical order)

Geneva Time Exhibition: 17-22 January 2010, International Geneva Conference Centre


Source: Time Exhibitions Sàrl
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