Geneva Watch Days 2023

Geneva Watch Days

With the support of the city and the state of Geneva
Geneva Watch Days

The Experience

Geneva Watch Days is an industry salon founded in September 2020 by eight prestigious watch brands: Breitling, Bulgari, De Bethune, Girard-Perregaux, H. Moser & Cie., MB&F, Ulysse Nardin and Urwerk. The event is based on a modern and unconventional philosophy that emphasizes cooperation while avoiding complexity. It is an independent and collaborative organization that is self-managed, light, flexible, and agile, providing a common space to showcase the latest in watchmaking, while giving participating brands the opportunity to host decentralized activities. Held in partnership with the Canton and the City of Geneva, with the support of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and services (CCIG), the show caters to retailers and media, while being completely open to the public.

Get ready for the ultimate watch event as Geneva Watch Days 2023 takes its place on the watch calendar with a fourth unforgettable installment from August 29 to September 2. This year’s exhibition will be the biggest yet, with nearly 40 watch brands showcasing their latest releases at the Rotonde du Mont-Blanc pavilion on Lake Geneva, as well as at boutiques and venues throughout the city.

The official inauguration, in partnership with the Canton and City of Geneva, will kick off the festivities Tuesday, August 29. Then, from Wednesday, August 30, the pavilion will open to the public daily until Saturday, September 2, where visitors can discover the participating brands’ latest novelties, all arranged by theme. Free guided tours are available every afternoon for anyone interested in gaining additional insight into the world of fine watches. These tours will begin at the pavilion and travel to various brands’ boutiques and showrooms, where guests will receive a warm welcome. On Saturday, September 2, the salon opens its doors to the public with free admission, educational activities, and celebrations.

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SYMPOSIUMS

Around Wei Koh, Founder of Revolution and Grail Watch, experts from the watch industry will share their vision on different topics. These panels are open to the public. Join at the Geneva Watch Days Pavilion, Rotonde du Mont Blanc.

For those who cannot attend, Symposiums' Live Stream :

Program

  • August 29th, 4pm : Watch Industry’s Greatest Brand Builders
  • August 30th, 1.30pm : International Stars of Independant Watchmaking
  • August 30th, 4.30pm : Legends of Independant Watchmaking
  • August 31th, 1.30pm : Most innovative retailers
  • August 31th, 4.30pm : Influencers, Innovators and Disruptors
  • September 1st, 4pm : Watchmaking Rising Stars

CHARITY AUCTION

The Geneva Watch Days and Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo will host a charity auction on August 30th, at 8.30pm. All proceeds will go to benefit a social fund for the Ecole d'Horlogerie de Genève.
Live stream available on https://www.phillips.com/article/128714086/geneva-watch-days-2023-auction-charity

SPECIAL BRUNCH

September 2nd, 11am: Discover with the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) what your knowledge about watch culture really is!
Be it history, technique, industry players or watch culture, we'll ask you questions, taken from the famous FHH Certification.
Will you be the expert?
Fun prizes to win! Join us for a playful education session.

Calendar

Showrooms

Geneva Watch Days is a decentralized and self-managed multibrand watch event during which you will discover brands’ novelties in their individual showrooms*.

*Showrooms are open from 9am to 6pm
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MAJOR DONATORS

BREITLING
BULGARI
GIRARD-PERREGAUX
ULYSSE NARDIN

MAIN PARTNERS

FREDERIQUE CONSTANT GROUP
H. MOSER & CO
JACOB & CO

ASSOCIATED BRANDS

BIANCHET
CORUM
CZAPEK & CIE
DOXA
GREUBEL FORSEY
MAURICE LACROIX
MB&F
ORIS
URWERK

REGULAR MEMBERS

ARMIN STROM
ARNOLD & SON
BYRNE
CLAUDE MEYLAN
DE BETHUNE
HYT
LAURENT FERRIER
PERRELET
RESERVOIR
RESSENCE
SINGER
TRILOBE

JUNIOR MEMBERS

ANGELUS
ARTIME
BAUSELE
KONSTANTIN CHAYKIN
HAUTLENCE
KRAYON
LOUIS ERARD
MASSENA LAB
PHILLIPS IN ASSOCIATION WITH BACS & RUSSO
RAKETA
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HISTORICAL CRADLE OF FINE WATCHMAKING

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

Geneva is the birthplace of the swiss watchmaking industry and precision artistry. For more than 500 years, watchmaking has always been the heartbeat of this international lakeside city.

With the support of the city and the state of Geneva
With the support of the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services
With the support of Geneva Tourism
'The Geneva Watch Days was born in 2020 after the cancellations of Baselworld and Watches & Wonders, due to the pandemic. New rules for a new world: decentralized, inclusive, agile and open to the public. Today, more innovative than ever, the Salon continues to celebrate high horology in its cradle - Geneva.'
Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of Bvlgari