Exhibiton of the 2023 90 nominated timepieces
“Hands & tools”, MAH collection
Diploma projects from the Watch Design Chair at HEAD - Geneva
26 October to 12 November at the Musée Rath, Geneva
Hosted by the Geneva School of Watchmaking, these introductory watchmaking workshops enable participants to assemble watch components and immerse themselves in the heart of a watch mechanism.
Tuesday to Sunday at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm (60 min). Suitable for all ages from 10 upwards.
- Guided tours of the exhibition.
From Tuesday to Friday at 12 noon / Saturday and Sunday at 2, 3 and 4 pm (50 min). Open to the general public aged 15 and over.
- Visit the exhibition under the guidance of Estelle Fallet, chief curator at the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire. Event reserved for SAMAH members.
Tuesday 7 November at 12.30 pm (60 min). Registration : firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUNGSTERS’ WORKSHOPS « Rhabille ta pendule » ("Pimp your clock”)
Organised in partnership with the Fondation de Haute Horlogerie (FHH) and the Musée International d'Horlogerie (MIH), these workshops enable youngsters to dismantle and reassemble a working clock under the watchful eye and expert guidance of a watchmaker from the MIH.
Saturday 11 November at 2 pm and 4 pm (90 min). For ages 8 to 15. There are 15 places available.
- Talk in French "Comment commencer une collection de montres" (how to start a watch collection) by Pascal Ravessoud, Vice-President of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH).
Saturday 4 November at 12 noon (45 min). Open to the general public aged 15 and over.
- Lunchtime lecture organised in partnership with the Société des Amis du Musée d'art et d’histoire on the theme: "La Main et l’outil” (Hand and Tool), given by Estelle Fallet, chief curator MAH (watchmaking, enamelling, jewellery and miniatures). Friday 10 November at 12 noon (120 min). Paying event (lunch boxes : CHF 20 for SAMAH members/ CHF 35 for non-members). Open to all aged 15 and over. Registration: email@example.com
QUIZ GAME EVENING
A fun and exciting evening (game and cocktail) organised in partnership with the FHH (Fondation de Haute Horlogerie), hosted by Pascal Ravessoud, Vice-President of the FHH and Suzanne Wong, Editor-in-Chief of WorldTempus. Teams will battle it out over questions on watchmaking knowledge. Who will be the best?
Friday 10 November at 7pm (90 minutes). At 1 Pont de la Machine. Open to all aged 15 and over.
To register, contact Sophien Salah, firstname.lastname@example.org +41 22 721 36 91
Would you like more information? Contact the GPHG: email@example.com
SCHOOLS (free-of-charge activity)
COMBINED EDUCATIONAL OFFER FOR SCHOOLS "Discovering watchmaking”
Three combined activities for pupils aged between 10 and 16 (8P and Cycle d'orientation):
- Introduction to watchmaking workshop (45 minutes)
These workshops enable participants to assemble watchmaking components and immerse themselves in the heart of a watch mechanism.
- “Gears" workshop (45 minutes)
Using an educational kit containing a sophisticated set of gears, and accompanied by scientific mediators, youngsters discover basic concepts such as force, speed, transmission of energy or information, clockwork).
- Guided tour of the exhibition comprising 90 timepieces (45 minutes)
Led by a watchmaking expert, this visit will enable students will discover the excellence of the contemporary watchmaking creations nominated by the GPHG Academy.
Tuesdays (31 October and 7 November), Thursdays (2 and 9 November) and Fridays (3 and 10 November). 45 minutes per workshop, i.e. 180 minutes for the entire school trip (including breaks), maximum 24 students.
For information and booking, contact the GPHG: firstname.lastname@example.org