Belles Montres - The International Prestige Watch Fair
Admire exceptional watches and discover their most intimate secrets: a dream brought within reach on December 7th, 8th and 9th 2007 with Europe's largest watch fair open to the public.
Held in the unique setting of the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, this first fair introduced a wide audience to the multiple facets of what is traditionally the preserve of connoisseurs and collectors of beautiful watches.
A selection of prestigious brands including A. Lange & Söhne, Bedat, Bertolucci, Blancpain, Boucheron, B.R.M., Bulgari, Cabestan, Cartier, Chanel, Chaumet, Concord, Cyclos, Daniel Roth, De Bethune, Delaloye, Duc Oger, Philippe Dufour, Romain Gauthier, Gérald Genta, Glashütte, Greubel Forsey, Hublot, Hysek, Romain Jerome, F.P. Journe, Léon Hatot, McGonigle, Maurice Lacroix, Richard Mille, Milus, Montblanc, Parmigiani, Piaget, Alain Silberstein, Ulysse-Nardin, Urwerk, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels and Vianney Halter presented their latest and their most outstanding creations.
Belles Montres, the International Prestige Watch Fair, exists to give lovers of fine watches the possibility to admire, discover, try and learn about prestigious watches, with numerous special events, including:
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie revealed the savoir-faire behind Technical and Precious Haute Horlogerie with "The Chronograph, an expression of the modern era", an exhibition on an enduring theme curated by the watch historian Mr Dominique Fléchon. It presented some 70 exceptional pieces loaned by watch museums and the Foundation's partner-brands. The Foundation also showed Masters of Haute Horlogerie, eleven documentary films produced by the Foundation, portraying the artists and craftsmen of the Swiss watch industry.