AHCI Masters of Horology
Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants reunite again for a Grand Exhibition of Independent Watch and Clockmakers in Geneva, opening 30 March 2022.
Watchmaking was invented in Geneva in the 16th century and the foundation of the first Corporation of Watchmakers dating back to 1602. The venue is very close to Quai des Bergues 15, where, in 1845, PATEK & Cie was established, now Patek Philippe. Nearby, you will find the largest hotels in Geneva alongside the old historic district of Saint-Gervais, which the "Cabinotiers" have called their home since 1540.
In 1985, the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs indépendants) was founded in Geneva, and today has 34 members, 2 candidates and 4 new applicants for 2022.
AHCI members are selected among the best independent watchmakers from around the world. To become a member, you must meet strict criteria and possess extraordinary technical and creative know-how. These specialists are worthy of your trust and able to make the WATCHES and CLOCKS of your DREAMS.
An aficionado once said to co-founder Svend Andersen. “At the AHCI you can touch with the Watchmakers who make your Watch”
Today, you might not be able to touch the watchmaker, but you will be able to meet, chat and view the creations of the AHCI members in a relaxed and safe environment.
Venue: L'iceBergues Exhibition Centre, Place des Bergues 3
Opening hours: From 2 p.m. till late.
Admission: Free by pre-booked Ticket.
The event will include names such as:
Konstantin Chaykin, Svend Andersen, David Candaux, Ludovic Ballouard, Vianney Halter, Raul Pages, John-Mikael Flaux, Daizoh Makihara, Kari Voutilainen, Aaron Becsei, Felix Baumgartner, Miki Eleta, Alessandro Rigotto, Robert Bray, Florian Schlumpf, Bernhard Lederer, Marco Lang, Stefan Kudoke, Sebastian Naeschke, Sebastien Billieres, Anton Suhanov, Sylvain Pinaud, Machial Hulsman and guest appearances from the some of the more famous members of the Académie.
For more information, please visit ahci.ch