2012 Geneva Time Exhibition Welcomes Four AHCI Watchmakers

Geneva Time Exhibition

From January 15-20 at Espace Hippomène Genève, Geneva Time Exhibition’s third edition will welcome four members from the Horological Academy of Independent Creators. Svend Andersen, Marc Jenni, Jean Kazes and Antoine Preziuso will present their latest collections and unique, artistic pieces.

“It is a real honor to welcome these prestigious watchmakers. The AHCI coming to GTE is part of the logic and continuity of our mission: promoting the art of making time in Geneva and beyond its frontiers”, said Florence Noël, the show director.

Pioneer of the Geneva Time Exhibition adventure, Antoine Preziuso returns to the Fair with a very unique piece called GTS – Grand Tourbillon Sport. Preziuso feeds his passion for racing by reinterpreting his tourbillon movement in a case made of a sleek new material, “ChromeCobalt”.

Sven Andersen is sometimes named “the Watchmaker of the Impossible” because he surprises the world with amazing creations and inventions. His best-known creations include the “clock in a bottle”, the “1884” worldtime watch that tells the story of the inventor of the 24 time zones, and the “Hebraïka”, a wristwatch with the Jewish calendar that Sven created with Alain Silberstein.

Marc Jenni did not start out wanting to become a watchmaker. Fortunately for all timepiece enthusiasts, a watchmaker’s apprenticeship changed his mind, and in 2008 he launched his own company. At GTE, Jenni will present his “Prologue” creation equipped with a ring that rotates around the entire watch case, and “JJJ”, which will remind the wearer of the planets associated with the days of the week.

Since 1972, Jean Kazes has made a name for himself by creating wonderful, sculptural clocks. These one-off pieces illustrate the purity of both simple movements and complications, including perpetual calendars, astronomic scenes, universal time, striking the hours, and more. These works of art strike a fine balance between the traditional watchmaker’s craft and contemporary aesthetics.

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