AHCI Independent Watchmaking Exhibition
30.03 - 05.04
The AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants) is getting together for a major Independent Watchmaking Exhibition in Geneva, which will open its doors at L’iceBergues on March 30, 2022 at 2pm.
Opening hours: from 30.03 to 05.04, from 2 pm to late at night
Entrance: free of charge, with reservation
Refreshments and drinks on site.
Watchmaking was invented in Geneva in the 16th century and the first corporation of watchmakers was founded in 1602. The iceBergues is very close to Quai des Bergues 15, where the company PATEK & Cie, today Patek Philippe, was founded in 1845.
In 1985, the AHCI was founded in Geneva and today has 33 members, 2 candidates and 4 new candidates for 2022.
AHCI members are selected from among the best independent watchmakers in the world. To become a member, one must meet strict criteria and possess extraordinary technical and creative know-how.
An aficionado once told co-founder Svend Andersen:
“At AHCI, you can contact the watchmakers who make your watch”.
Today, you may not be able to touch the watchmaker, but you can meet, discuss and view the creations of AHCI members in a relaxed and safe environment.
The watchmakers of the AHCI present:
Svend Andersen, Vianney Halter, Konstantin Chaykin, Ludovic Ballouard, David Candaux, Miki Eleta, Raul Pages, Alessandro Rigotto, Florian Schlumpf, John Michael Flaux, Robert Bray, Daizoh Makihara, Sébastien Billieres, Anton Suhanov and guests among the most famous members of the Academy.