Watch Talks 2024

Experience Hub, Watch Talks Stage A1.335

Overview Watch Talks & Shows

The Watch Talks are all about watches – these take place in the Experience Hub A1.335 of the Timepieces Hall.

Among other things, visitors can look forward to panel talks with industry experts on the topics of "Young Talent in the Watch Trade", "Independent Swiss Watch Brands and Their Opportunities", the honoring of the winners of the German Watchmaking Championship and other exciting highlights.

Porsche Design on the way to the future

Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Time: 11.30 AM
Speaker: Gerhard Novak, General Manager Timepieces PORSCHE DESIGN
Presenter: Gisbert Brunner

Beyond Craftsmanship: The Future of Fine watchmaking

Date: Friday, February 16, 2024

Time: 14.00 PM

Speaker: Felipe Pikullik, Founder and Managing Director of the watch manufacturer Felipe Pikullik

Presenter & Organisation: swisswatches magazine, Joern Kengelbach

Panel Talk "Independent Swiss Watch Brands and Their Opportunities"

Date: Friday, February 16, 2024

Time: 15.30 PM

Speakers:

- Jean-Sébastien Bolzli, CEO Aerowatch

- Tobias Küffer, Vice President, Montres Norqain SA

- Dominik Maegli, Owner Uhrsachen in Bern und Bijouterie Maegli in Solothurn und Olten

- Oliver Müller, Founder of consultant company LuxeConsult and Co-editor of the watch study by Morgan Stanley

Presenter: Gold‘Or, Marcel Weder

Baume & Mercier and the success of the Riviera

Datum: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Time: 11.30 AM

Speaker: Carsten Meyer, Brand Manager, BAUME & MERCIER, Richemont Northern Europe GmbH

Presenter: Gisbert Brunner

Panel Talk "Watchmakers desperately wanted!"

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Time: 14.00 PM

Speakers:

- Timo Boxberg, Owner of the watchmaking shop Boxberg

- Elisabeth Gläser, Head of Training Center Glashütte at Gerhard D. Wempe GmbH & Co. KG

- Matthias Stotz, CEO & Founder Vector Technik GmbH

Presenter: Albert Fischer, President Central Association for Watches, Jewelry and Timekeeping Technology

Honoring of first-place winners of the German Watchmaking Championship

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Time: 16.00 PM

Watch Show "Tutting Dance"

Date: Saturday, February 17, 2024

Time: 16.45 PM

Junghans under new management

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Time: 11.30 AM
Speaker: Hannes Steim, CEO Watch Factory Junghans
Moderation: Gisbert Brunner

Three initiatives revitalizing the production of watch movements in France

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024
Zeit: 14.00 PM
Speakers: Pierre-Alain Bérard, CEO LIP (SMB), Pierre-François Louvigné, CEO Silmach, Philippe Lebru, Founder of Utinam
Presenter & Organisation: Benjamin Teisseire, journalist, speaker, consultant specialized in watchmaking, luxury and ESG topics

Watch Show "Tutting Dance"

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2024

Time: 16.45 PM

Pre-owned: Opportunities and challenges for the watch industry

Date: Monday, February 19, 2024
Time: 11.00 AM
Speaker: Tim Stracke, Chairman of the Board & Founder Chrono24
Presenter: Antje Heepmann, Editor WatchPro Germany