A beautiful final about the GTE 2011


There were some nice games and nice surprises at the Salon des Independants in Geneva watchmaker, the Geneva Time Exhibition, the week of January 16 to 21.

Here is a selection:

Valbray is a brand new watch brand stems from the will of two people who have come together to create Valbray by creating a dynamic synergy and to create a very graphic design shows: there is an asymmetry between the case of concealing fine inlays and treble the goal that seals it in a gentle motion, allowing the stopwatch to hide one reading time.

Much of the elements of the timepiece is assembled by hand, the case is 47mm: the materials are different models red gold, titanium, steel.
The movement is in tri-material in 17 part on ceramic ball bearings, there are 25 jewels, glass is sapphire.
Valbray has its own Facebook page to connect more closely to its fans.

Another surprising discovery was the Maison Catena, with a very original way to treat a case:
It is shaped like a horseshoe, to evoke an equestrian world? Not necessarily, just so we ask: why, replied with humor Eric Aubert, a very sober presentation of the models has also caught my attention

or is it really the name of the horse?
Here is what the brand says, moreover:


Catena Swiss watches are made in Switzerland of course.
Legendary, the watch-shaped horseshoe, or two-tone polished steel, plated or gold with diamonds. With printed crocodile leather straps or metal, pearl dial, guilloche, or Clous de Paris, equipped with quartz movement and automatic movement 25 jewels, big date or not, sapphire crystal, engraved weight, clasp, Swiss watches Catena may also be set with 8 to 134 diamonds.

Catena watches all come with a Certificate of Authenticity Catena, Swiss made and accompanied by the International Catena Swiss manufacturer warranty of 2 years.

Another peculiarity of this factory: while the Swiss watch boosts region of Franche-Comté is a French company, Amber, based Morteau, which bought Catena.
i.In addition, Catena also owns the famous brand Alviero Martini, whose watches have a design I found an Italian elegance, also one of the most successful on the show at the watch lady, my taste: classic and just what’s needed fantaisie.On can not find it directly in Switzerland, but if not, contact me, I will take requests.
Catena on the stand, there were also on display luggage and desk accessories Alviero Martini.

Speaking of accessories, this is also a sign that all purists know in Geneva:Swiss Kubik, born from the idea of a housing which accommodates a watch with automatic movement, with a loaded motor to rock the timekeeper, you put your watch in the cube and it does not discharge:design is rather plain or eccentric, I was assured they had refined models, too. Going to check…

To conclude this overview of the exhibition for those who have not had time to go and count the book next year, let’s look a little one who was virtually tied with the winner of the Award Superwatch: Ressence .1Ressence_image1.jpg
A man who really had an unusual idea: a design that rotates and points out the hours in his way and a nice success.montre-ressence_02.jpg

Bernard Mintiens created Ressence because his friends told him: if you manufacture this watch, we‘ll buy.
This was done.
And adventure led him away
For now, Ressence is not broadcast in Switzerland, but you can easily find the site of that brand on the Internet.

There is more to say on all the brands and the ones I described above quickly: in another article, or more because the clock is like the weather: its exploration is endless.

To conclude on the EWG, I would say not to mention the statistics are just numbers, the show was very interesting and very pleasant atmosphere.
Regardless what one asks a beautiful show