From Switzerland, home of watch-making, comes an exhibition of the latest time-pieces, held in Park Lane House from Oct. 7-15 as part of the London Swiss Fortnight.
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Background: From Switzerland, home of watch-making, comes an exhibition of the latest time-pieces, held in Park Lane House from Oct. 7-15 as part of the London Swiss Fortnight.
Thirty of the country's leading watchmakers have selected pieces ranging from the modest GBP8 15s to the fabulous GBP39,000 watch. From the smallest to the largest watch in the world, the exhibition on exemplifies the perfection of elegant styling and timing of Swiss watches. For the most luxurious occasion, the exquisite and expensive pieces, for day-to-day wear, the durable watch, and for sport - the time-piece tested in arctic and desert conditions.
Switzerland's Ambassador, M. Armin Daeniker, who officially opens the exhibition, oct. 7, was among the crowds taking a preview of the display.
Also on view is part of the renowned H. Wilsdorf collection of Geneva Enamel watches, dating from 1750 to 1830, which includes some of the finest examples of ornamental craftsmanship.
In the 15th century, talented Geneva goldsmiths were responsible for the first time-pieces ever made. Today throughout the time-telling world, the dependable ticking of Swiss watches can be heard and each year 70,000 workers turn out from 35 to 40 million watches for export. New records in precision are continually being achieved at testing bureaus.