The TimeZone Switzerland Tour 2005

Reports by Stan Sirody


The first annual TimeZone collector's tour occurred in June, 2005. 25 wristwatch enthusiasts from around the world joined 3 tour guides for a 7 day trip to Switzerland. The group visited Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, Jaeger LeCoultre, Blancpain, Parmigiani, F.P. Journe, and Philippe Dufour, and they enjoyed wonderful dinners with J-C Biver of Hublot and with a group of AHCI and independent watchmakers.

This page contains reports on the Tour prepared by Stan Sirody. Stan acted as official photographer and scribe for this trip. Joining Stan as Tour leaders were Master Watchmaker and past-President of the American Watchmakers Institute Ron DeCorte, and Nick Lerescu of Advantage Tours International who served as Tour Director.  Please click the links below to share the 2005 Tour's exclusive behind the scenes visits with several of the world's leading watch makers and manufacturers.      


First installment: Philippe Dufour in Le Sentier and Blancpain in Le Brassus


Second installment: Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus, Jaeger-LeCoultre in Le Sentier. Dinner with Hublot's J-C Biver.


Third installment: Parmigiani in  Fleurier and Vacheron Constantin in Plan-Les-Ouates.







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