The Watch Café ‘Think Tank’ at EPHJ

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Instigated by freelance journalist Joël A. Grandjean, the WatCH Café is a ‘think tank’ of watchmaking professionals. For the first time, this monthly event is moving to the exhibition area.

Albert J. de Buttes-LaCôte, JSH Magazine &’s editor
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Le dernier mercredi du mois de juillet 2027, lors de la 3ème édition du Watch Café à la Maison de l'Horlogerie à Genève: dr-g, Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (Agnhor), Nicolas Rossé (RTS), Alain Guttly (Maison de l'Horlogerie) et Joël A. Grandjean, initiateur, Journalise indépendant
On the last Wednesday of July 2017, during the 3rd edition of the Watch Café at the Maison de l'Horlogerie in Geneva: from right to left master watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (Agenhor), journalist Nicolas Rossé (RTS), Alain Guttly, owner of the Maison de l'Horlogerie and freelance journalist Joël A. Grandjean, initiator

Thanks to brothers Alain and Olivier Guttly, founders of the Geneva Maison de l’Horlogerie à Genève, this event was born almost 6 years ago. Once a month, on the last Wednesday between 07:50 and 10:10, a representative few from the watchmaking world gather around media representatives and prestigious figures. Leading watchmakers, suppliers, world experts, trendsetters, students, politicians, independent and group CEOs all meet up. In a simple, informal atmosphere, attendees mingle, exchanging ideas, points of view and often… inside scoops. Recurrence and authenticity are the best attributes for passion..

A few months ago, after having hosted a few press conferences and shootings for Swiss national television RTS, the ‘think tank’ was launched for the first time in Neuchâtel, thanks to Patrick Goussard of Coutellerie des Halles: now on the same concept and at the same schedule (from 7:50 to 10:10 am), every last Thursday of every month.

Only on invitation. Event supported by @TRP (Textes & Relations, Production), ProWatCH non-profit association (Culture et Savoirs horlogers Suisses) and JSH Archives & Patrimoine (“JSH” Swiss watchmaking journal & Swiss Watch Passport publisher).

In Neuchâtel, in the bespoke showroom of the Coutellerie des Halles, some of the attendees: from left to right Jonatan Gil (Gil Sertissage), reference watchmaking historian Rossella Baldi, Sandra Brisebard (Gil Sertissage), Daniel Tiefenauer (Dixi Cylindre), Vincent Plomb founder and owner of the Vicenterra brand, Sandra and Florin Niculescu, owners of the Tavannes Watches brand and Patrick Goussard of Coutellerie des Halles, co-organizer with journalist Joël A. Grandjean

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