Feb 5, 2016

PRIMETIME – January 2016 – Watchmaking in the News & Major Announcement

Tags: A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Christophe Claret, De Bethune, Geneva Watch Week, Greubel Forsey, H.Moser & Cie, Hautlence, Hublot, HYT, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Laurent Ferrier, Marc André Deschoux, MB&F, Montblanc, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Primetime, Rebellion Timepieces, Roger Dubuis, SIHH 2016, TAG Heuer, Urwerk, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels

January is always a very busy month in watchmaking and sets the tone for the the year to come. The big event is the Geneva Watch Week where the main highlight is the SIHH, but most brands are present one way or another during this crazy week, and for the first time the SIHH hosted a dedicated space for some of the independent watchmakers that we love so much.

In this edition, we also talk about the general business news with Swiss export figures that for the first time are gently decreasing, -3%, but after an uninterrupted growth since 2002 it just probably reached the end of a cycle and it will be interesting to see how brands adapt to this new environment.

But the BIG NEWS for us is that we want to organise the Ultimate Watchmaking Roadtrip with you! We are looking for 4 to 6 people to join us in early July for a full week of crazy watchmaking experience. We will take you to some manufacture visits, encounter master watchmakers, participate in watchmaking classes, visit incredible museums and ultimately have fun together!!! This is going to be rather intense, at least two different activities per day and we will naturally film the entire trip but in a cool and casual way.

So if you are interested, simply send us a short video about yourself, tell us who you are, what you like, but this trip is really open to anyone that loves watchmaking. You don't have to be a serious collector or complete watch geek to participate, we want this to be a real sharing experience and hopefully we could have people from the USA, Japan, Russia...

The only little constraint is that you will have to pay for your own trip to Geneva, but then we'll take it from there on!!! This experience is going to be something really cool, fun, interesting, never done obviously, and we are extremely excited of getting to know in person some of the people watching us.

The exact dates will depend on the different agendas of everybody, but we are looking for the first or second week of July 2016. You will need to arrive on the weekend in Geneva and the actual trip will be from Monday till Friday fo that week.

So now it's up to you to make it happen and please send us your video and other informations at the following e-mail address: roadtrip@watchestv.com.

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  • Hamza Khawaja

    Hamza Khawaja

    Did you guys notice that a plane went through the right ear of Marc by the end of the video. Not related to the topic at all I know. 😉 It's between 5:58 and 6:00

    Oct 09, 2016

  • manduheavy vazquez

    manduheavy vazquez

    Hublot Ferrari is amazing.

    Feb 13, 2016

  • panagranit pana

    panagranit pana

    You guys are awesome!!!!!!!

    Feb 09, 2016

  • youtubister


    My "thumbs up" was No.100. Happy as Larry I am :)

    Feb 07, 2016

  • watchesali swiss

    watchesali swiss

    great video marc & watches tv-switzerland is very beautifol-i want to vesiting soon

    Feb 06, 2016

  • ALL ex

    ALL ex

    great job guys. love your videos

    Feb 06, 2016

  • Benjamin Janz

    Benjamin Janz

    How old should you be for your Geneva-Trip?

    Feb 06, 2016

  • David Mah

    David Mah

    The watchmaking tour is an amazing idea! Would be crazy cool to join you guys in Geneva!

    Feb 05, 2016

  • Pasquale Spagnuolo

    Pasquale Spagnuolo

    You are covering very interesting arguments in this video, so interesting that deserve a dedicated vid each... Great job.

    Feb 05, 2016

  • yoanizer


    You dress really well. You have very good style and fashion sense.

    Feb 05, 2016

  • t und etwas vor dem k

    t und etwas vor dem k

    check your emails. : )

    Feb 05, 2016

  • Richard Stevens

    Richard Stevens

    So Tag Heuer are releasing a Turbillion for the price of a Daytona, this is going to ruffle some feathers and redden some faces.

    Feb 05, 2016

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