Record results for the Geneva Watch Days

After a week full of launches, meetings and lively discussions, Geneva Watch Days can look back on a record edition: 39 participating brands and nearly 1,500 industry professionals, including 600 media representatives and 300 retailers, came from all over the world to gather on the shores of Lake Geneva.

The pavilion at the Rotonde du Mont Blanc was open to the public for four days and welcomed 8,000 people from the public, who were able to admire the latest offerings from the brands in 51 display cases grouped around three themes. Aroud 450 visitors enjoyed guided tours led by three experts. The six symposiums on issues dear to the heart of the watchmaking industry were also a great success. The brunch organised by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie attracted about 100 watch lovers to put their knowledge to the test in a quiz. Students, collectors and business executives had the opportunity to talk directly with the CEOs of the participating brands at three informal breakfasts. Finally, the charity auction organised jointly by Geneva Watch Days and Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo raised CHF 110’000 for a fund dedicated to worthy students at the Ecole d’Horlogerie de Genève who find themselves in economic difficulty.

The success of this edition is down to the participating brands, and also to the partners, like the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Geneva Tourism, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, Horopedia, the Ecole d’Horlogerie de Genève, the Watch Library, Worldtempus, GMT Magazine and Revolution Magazine.

Boosted by this success, the salon is all set for its fifth edition in 2024 and is becoming an essential get-together in the industry’s calendar.

September 14, 2023