1. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 1, 2018

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    I'm going to Geneva in a couple of weeks for my 25th wedding anniversary, does anyone have any recommendations - watch related or not? I know there's a TAG boutique, I've already marked that on the map - I'm hoping it will be more welcoming than Oxford Street, and I'm hoping maybe the stock will be a bit more 'high end'?
     
  2. Remo

    Remo Sep 1, 2018

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    Remarkable clocks and watches: timepieces in Geneva


    Geneva was the birthplace of the Swiss watchmaking industry, and although it is no longer a prime manufacturing centre, it is still closely associated with watches and clocks.

    Not all Geneva's timepieces are to be found in the expensive shops of the rue du Rhône. Anyone can enjoy the floral clock in the Jardin Anglais (or English Garden) on the Quai de Général Guisan, where it was planted in 1955. The elaborate clock, with its eight circles whose colours vary with the seasons, has the longest second hand in the world, more than 2.5 meters long.

    Geneva donated a floral clock to St Petersburg on the occasion of the Russian city’s 300th anniversary in 2003.

    Another record-breaking clock is to be found in the Cornavin hotel, on the Bd James-Fazy. At 30.02m it is the tallest pendulum clock in the world. It reaches from the ground floor right up to the ninth.

    The Passage Malbuisson contains another unusual clock. Every hour, on the hour, its 16 bells chime a melody, while figures portraying the Escalade – Geneva’s defeat of night-time attackers in 1602 – parade across the front of the clock. The clock was inaugurated in 1962.

    Since 1997, the Quai Wilson on the right bank has boasted its own unique gem: a giant solar and laser clock. A stone’s throw away from the Perle du Lac park, this clock is a harmonious blend of stainless steel and glass, of tradition and innovation. On its face, measuring 6.4m (21 feet) in diameter, 198 stars appear as soon as sun shines down on the optical glass fibres, recreating a map of the night sky right in the middle of the day.

    Source: https://www.eda.admin.ch/aboutswitz...-schweizer-uhren/spezielle-uhren-in-genf.html
     
  3. Remo

    Remo Sep 2, 2018

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    Btw. when I ordered my F1 Alec Monopoly SE, I received it from the Geneva Boutique. I guess they might have some more special stuff there. The watch was accomapanied with a nice letter from the Boutique Director Mr Lucato.
    https://ch.linkedin.com/in/marc-lucato-66ba0750
    I guess they are nice people there.
    Bonne chance et amusez-vous bien!
     
  4. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 2, 2018

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    If you have the time, I’d head to La Chaux de Fonds to TAG Heuer HQ. The museum is not open to the public, but I’m sure it could be for you!
     
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  5. Squadrone Rosso

    Squadrone Rosso Sep 3, 2018

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    Love Geneva. We always visit the town when we go to the Motorshow.

    Roll on March :D
     
  6. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 3, 2018

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    Alas, I'm only there for a few days and one of those I am travelling to Gruyeres to the Giger museum... so La Chaux de Fonds is a bit tricky. Pity, I would love to have seen the TAG museum - although, I'm not sure banging on the door and declaring 'don't you know who I am' would necessarily work! :)
     
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  7. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 3, 2018

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    Thanks, and yes, I'm hopeful the Geneva boutique might have something out of the ordinary.
     
  8. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 3, 2018

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    I thought that was how you always communicate when booking restaurants, loudly declaring your own arrival in shops, getting into fights at nightclubs etc :D

    "Get your hands off me you wannabe cop, I am the Tag Heuer Enthusiast blog genious and world influencer for f*ck sake!!"
     
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  9. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 3, 2018

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  10. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 3, 2018

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    It may not, but I can set it up for you ;)
     
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  11. Hubert

    Hubert Sep 3, 2018

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  12. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 3, 2018

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    Only on special occasions!
     
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  13. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 3, 2018

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    Wow, that's very kind of you David... let me talk to the good lady T.H.E. and see if she's game.
     
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    Ara Sep 3, 2018

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    Hubert Sep 3, 2018

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    :D
     
  16. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 3, 2018

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    Offer is open to any of our regular contributors...generally the TAG Heuer team are great at making the time to meet if its at all possible
     
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  17. dtf

    dtf Sep 4, 2018

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    That's a fantastic offer. How about a forum meet up there next year?
     
  18. Aquagraph

    Aquagraph Sep 4, 2018

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    This is still making me laugh... particularly the 'world influencer' part! ::psy::
    That is truly hilarious.
     
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  19. Jim Dollares

    Jim Dollares Sep 4, 2018

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    Topic has been brought up before but I vote yes!
     
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  20. Calibre11

    Calibre11 Editor of Calibre11.com Staff Member Sep 4, 2018

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    Yes, we could certainly do that- would love to. I'd propose the following:
    - Visit TAG Heuer HQ around 12 January
    - Head to Geneva for TAG Heuer January launches
    - Those interested can then also attend SIHH, which starts on the 14th of Jan

    If we had at least 6 people with a serious interest, I'll discuss with TAG Heuer and we'll make it happen!

    dc
     
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