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Festival Suisse de l'Horlogerie

Note: The information below is regarding the 2023 edition. Info about the 2024 edition once confirmed will be updated. 

A very promising newcomer about to launch its first edition this year. It is organized by a non-profit organization created in 2022. Its goal is to promote and federate around Swiss craftsmanship in a festive and pedagogical way.

The event will showcase around various workshops and activities:

There will also be a watch trade fair on the Sunday. 

Far from the more marketing-heavy events such as Watches & Wonders and Geneva Watch Days, this will likely offer a unique and authentic atmosphere, true to the real Swiss watchmaking world. 


Avenue des Découvertes, 1 - 14000 Yverdon-les-Bains (Google Maps)


From Friday September 8 to Sunday September 10, 2023. Open hours are:

How much? 8 CHF / day

How to register: Tickets can be purchased here. I suspect they will be easily available on the day too. 

Website: to link

SWE Rating: Anticipated to be Excellent, but let's see after this first event! 

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