Time Design exhibition: Hands and eyes on the beauty of watchmaking


If you attended Watches and Wonders 2022, you might have noticed the large Time Design exhibition right next to the entrance. This exhibition was organized by the cultural center of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie – now called Watches and Culture in the post-pandemic reorganized version of the FHH (Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie) – and it is one of the few activities planned for the year is expected to culminate with the Watch Forum in September 2022, which will focus on the theme of sustainability.

Time Design exhibition at Watches and Wonders 2022

In case you missed the Time Design exhibition at the show, you can now see it until May 8, 2022 in the FHH space at Pont de la Machine in the very center of Geneva. It is free and open to the public.

The Pont de la Machine in Geneva hosts the Time Design exhibition from April 14 to May 8, 2022

Time Design takes the visitor on a journey that illustrates the evolution of wristwatch design, beginning with the pocket watch and quickly moving on to the modern wristwatch in many of its most creative executions.

The Time Design exhibition at the Pont de la Machine in Geneva

The exhibition includes around a hundred ticking objects, which are presented in showcases designed by students from ECAL/Haute école d’art et de design Lausanne. These objects present the multiple faces of the wristwatch and include spaces dedicated to Gérald Genta and contemporary watchmaking, leading the visitor into the full present and a possible future.

The Time Design exhibition at the Pont de la Machine in Geneva

In addition, the FHH is offering editing workshops to accompany the exhibition, which will take place on April 16, 23 and 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This one is also free, although it takes place only in French and in groups limited to ten.

Free guided tours are also possible, for which you can register at www.hautehorlogerie.org/en/watches-and-culture/exhibition.

Quick Facts Time Design Exhibition
Duration: from April 14 to May 8, 2022
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Thursday 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Location: Pont de la Machine, Geneva
Free admission

You can also enjoy:

Gérald Genta: legendary watchmaker with a renegade spirit

Gérald Genta Retro Classic: Genta’s definitive masterpiece?

Evelyne Genta talks about the legacy of Gérald Genta on video

Watches And Wonders 2022 panel discussion: what we liked and disliked at the world’s largest international watch fair – and now only – in Switzerland (Photofest!)


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