The AHCI at Basel 2000
Posted by Mike Disher on April 05, 2000 at 12:20:33:
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The AHCI, or Academie Horlogere des Createurs Independents (Academy of Independent Horologists), represents many of the world’s leading independent watchmakers. Every year, AHCI members show new wonders at the Basel Fair. The Masters are usually available to discuss their creations with you. If you go to Basel, be sure to visit the AHCI booths, usually located on the second floor near the center.
The following are scans I took during Basel 2000.
A view of the AHCI booths.
The AHCI booths from another angle.
Philippe Dufour (left) explains his beautiful Grande Sonnerie and Petite Sonnerie with Minute Repeater to an interested audience.
A view of Kiu Tai Yu’s booth.
A close up view of Kiu Tai Yu’s watches. Note the autographs of famous people from the horological world: Alain Silberstein on the right, and TimeZone’s own Eugenio Demmenie on the left.
Kiu Tai Yu (left) discusses his creations, including the Flying Tourbillon, with interested fans.
Christiaan van der Klaauw, creator of the Simple Astrolabe and other wonders, in front of his booth.
Paul Gerber (right) explains his watches, which feature a unique winding system, shown below.
From Paul Gerber’s display, his innovative double rotor winding system.
Well, that’s my AHCI slide show. I hope you enjoyed it.