The TimeZone Collector's Tour 2006
Switzerland and Germany

Reports by Michael Sandler and James Dowling

 

The second annual TimeZone collector's tour took place in June, 2006. 19 guests from North America, Europe and Asia joined 3 guides for a 7 day trip to Switzerland and Germany where they enjoyed wonderful company, excellent meals, and visits to Paul Gerber, IWC, Omega, Girard-Perregaux, Ulysse Nardin, Renaud & Papi, A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte Original, and more.

This page contains reports on the Tour prepared by Michael Sandler and James Dowling. Michael acted as official photographer and scribe for this trip. James was our expert guide, and many of you know him as the co-author of "Rolex Wristwatches, An Unauthorized History." Nick Lerescu of Advantage Tours International did his usual excellent job as Tour Director. 

Please click the links below to join the 2006 Tour's exclusive behind the scenes visits with several of the world's leading watchmakers and manufacturers. New installments on the 2006 Tour will be added to this page as they are published on TimeZone.

 

First Installment: Arrival in Zurich and a Visit with Paul Gerber, by Michael Sandler

   

 

Second Installment: Schaffhausen and IWC.

For this stop on the Tour, we have reports from both James Dowling and Michael Sandler. Together these reports include over 100 images from our visit with IWC.

Please click here to read Michael Sandler's report.

Please click here to read James Dowling's report.

 

Third Installment: Omega in Bienne and the WOSTEP School in Neuchatel.

Once again we are fortunate to have reports from both James Dowling and Michael Sandler containing over 100 images from our visits to Omega's Haute Horology workshops and museum, and the WOSTEP school in Neuchatel.

Please click here to read James Dowling's report.

Please click here to read Michael Sandler's report.

 

Fourth Installment: Ulysse Nardin in Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds, by Michael Sandler

   

 

Fifth Installment: Girard-Perregaux in La Chaux-de-Fonds, by Michael Sandler

   

 

Sixth Installment: Renaud & Papi and the Chateau des Monts Horology Museum, by Michael Sandler

   

Seventh Installment: A. Lange & Söhne, by Michael Sandler

   

Eighth Installment: Glashütte Original, by Michael Sandler

   

 

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