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"The World of Complication Watches" travels to Munich - 2008
The Foundation's exhibition on complication watches awaits visitors to the Munich Time watch fair at the Aktionsforum Praterinsel, from October 31st to November 2nd 2008.
Let the magic of complications transport you as you admire the contemporary and vintage watches on display. And if you want to learn more, the Foundation's expert in Fine Watchmaking and our team will be delighted to answer your questions.
Whether your interest in watches is professional or personal, the Foundation will also be presenting its many activities to visitors to its stand.
Historical Treasures in Fine Watchmaking Premiere in Munich
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie opens their first special exhibition in Germany
Munich/Geneva, October 31, 2008 – Beginning today, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH), the foundation for the promotion of Fine Watchmaking, will be presenting its first special exhibition in Germany, “The World of Complication Watches”, at the MUNICHTIME 2008 watch exhibition. Visitors will be able to explore the fascinating world of complication watches – some of them counting amongst the most intricate works of their time – at the Aktionsforum Praterinsel in Munich from October 31st to November 2nd, 2008.
The FHH will be presenting around 65 historical wristwatches and pocketwatches in special acknowledgement of Southern Germany’s watchmaking tradition. The unique exhibit pieces originated from top companies in Fine Watchmaking as well as Swiss museums, including the Musée international d’horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Musée de l’horlogerie et de l’émaillerie, Geneva, Musée d’art et d’histoire de la ville de Genève, Musée d’horlogerie, Le Locle, Château-des-Monts as well as the Clock and Watch Museum Beyer Zurich. The historical portion of the exhibit will feature 24 additional pieces presented by FHH partner companies.
After appearing in Beijing, Rome, and Paris, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie will be presenting its first exhibition on German soil: “The World of Complication Watches” makes the world of unique, handcrafted artistry and European cultural heritage accessible to visitors. Alongside models with special indicators for the phases of the moon, the seasons, or – for astrology lovers – the signs of the zodiac, there are also watches with acoustic signals that strike upon the hour like a church clock, or watches that play melodies like a music box. “The world of watches is a true cosmos of inventions,” says Nicolas de Quatrebarbes, the FHH representative to Germany. “We’re proud to have the privilege of presenting this European cultural treasure to the German public for the first time at this comprehensive show – and are looking forward to the visitors’ response and interest.”
All of the details concerning the FHH’s special exhibit at Munichtime 2008 as well as background information on the colorful world of Watchmaking are available at www.hautehorlogerie.org.
About the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie: The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) was founded in Autumn 2005 by Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux, and the Richemont Group. The foundation is dedicated to all concerns related to the historical cultural inheritance of “Fine Watchmaking”. The foundation’s current 28 members seek to emphasize the artistry and skill of their handicraft through intensive public relations, and to develop solutions for the industry’s problems such as the lack of young watchmakers or product piracy.
For further information, contact:
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
22, avenue du Mail
CH - 1205 Genf
Phone: +41 - 22 307 09 96
Fax: +41 - 22 307 09 95
Phone.: +49 (0)89 - 530 797 13
Fax: +49 (0)89 - 530 797 19
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