Welcome To The Geneva Time Exhibition 2013!

Geneva Time Exhibition 2013

The Geneva Time Exhibition is set to get underway in less than two weeks and we couldn’t be more excited. There’s a lot to look forward to this year, including a new location right in the heart of the city – the Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (pictured above) – as well as a diverse range of interesting and exciting exhibitors. Add to the mix a range of parties every night, and it’s not hard to see why the GTE has already established itself as a must visit on the annual horological circuit.

Going Strong
It’s hard to believe the GTE is already in its fourth year. It seems like only yesterday the announcement was made that an ambitious new watch fair was being launched, the schedule of which would closely mimic that of the storied SIHH. Unlike the SIHH though, the GTE would be (and still is) open to everybody. Although the website indicates the event is exclusively reserved for members of the watchmaking industry, specialist international watch media, and private collectors, your average Joe can also attend on the final day of the fair (this year it’s the 24th of January) for a small admission fee of 20CHF.

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Hautlence will be on show at the GTE this year

It’s this modern attitude that has attracted a diverse mix of brands to exhibit each year, ranging from eastablished, high-end independent watchmakers such as Speake-Marin and Hautlence, to the newer, up-and-comers like Heritage Watch Manufactory and Antoine Martin. No matter who or what you’ve come to see, you almost guaranteed to discover something new and unexpected at the GTE.

Over the next few days we will take a closer look at some of the brands that will be exhibiting at the fair and hopefully introduce you to some new names and faces that you may not quite yet be familiar with. All in all it promises to be another exciting year and I for one can’t wait to see what comes next!


Tom Mulraney
Tom is the founder and editor of The Watch Lounge. Together with his team he is dedicated to bringing you the best, original content you won't find anywhere else on the net.


  1. Robin

    Tom, How do all the watch manufacturers and sellers survive in a market with so many hundreds of different brands and more people relying on their iPhones, iPads etc to keep track of time.

    Every week I hear about a new watch manufacturer.

    I have four watches and have bought perhaps 20 in my lifetime.

    Where are they all going?

  2. Asta Ponzo

    Dear Tom,

    All the best for the New Year !

    I would like to precise that there is no Superwatch Award this year, nevertheless, inaugural cocktail on Monday 21st as of 6pm and… Every night “after clocks” will allow us to welcome all of you in a cosy ambiance with plenty of watchmaking surprises, genevan wine and pata negra/parmiggiano 😉

    Hope to welcome you soon,
    Best regards,

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    Tom Mulraney

    Hi Asta,

    Thank you for your comment and for clarifying, I have updated the article accordingly!

    Thanks for your comment also Robin. In relation to your question, the simple answer is I don’t know! 🙂 Obviously there is enough of a demand to keep this thriving market going however, which in my book is definitely a good thing!

  4. Asta

    Dear Tom,

    Here we are ready to launch the “engine” for the fifth edition ! Hope we’ll have the occasion to catch up : save-the-date 19 to 23 January 2014 !
    GTE 2014, catch up in Twitter @astaponzo or @GTE_Officiel

    Speak soon,

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