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WATCHES AND JEWELS 2014

23rd International Specialized Exhibition of Clocks, Watches, and Gold and Silver Jewellery
 
 

FINAL REPORT

Basic statistical data
Dates October 2nd – 4th 2014
Venue Industrial Palace – Foyer, Central Hall, Right Wing, Exhibition Grounds Praha - Holešovice
Organizer INCHEBA PRAHA spol. s r.o. (www.incheba.cz)
Manager of the fair Ing. Hana Lukešová
Assistant to the manager Ing. Martina Krušinová
Photographer: Jan Tuháček (www.jantuhacek.cz), Lenka Pekárková, Dana Vlachová
Speakers: Pavlína Chudárková (ČT), Aleš Lehký (Nova)
 

Partners:

Centrum zlatníků Praha (The Goldsmiths´ Centre Prague)
Sdružení klenotníků a hodinářů ČR
(The Czech Association of Jewellers and Watchmakers)
Svaz českých a moravských výrobních družstev ČR
(The Union of Czech and Moravian Production Cooperatives)
Zlatnické středisko praktického vyučování Solunka spol. s r. o
(Goldsmith’s Centre for Practical Education SOLUNKA)
Puncovní úřad (The Assay Office)
Svaz výrobců skla a bižuterie
(The Union of Glass and Costume Jewellery Manufacturers) 
Milan Purkart – MINERAL
Silverum
 

Media partners:

Klenotník hodinář (Jeweller Watchmaker)
HODINKY & ŠPERKY magazine
Watch magazine
Watch it!
koralki
Šperkař (Jeweller)
Hodinky.cz
Sperky.cz
Hyperslevy
pro investory (for investors)
Český Domov (Czech Home)
Exhibition area brutto 5 494 sq.m
Total number of exhibiting companies: 201 (161 in 2013)
Represented countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, USA 
Number of visitors: 6487 (5944 in 2013)
Position on the market and market relevance: only event with such focus in the Czech Republic
 
23rd International Specialized Exhibition of Clocks, Watches, and Gold and Silver Jewellery
 

Accompanying programme:

Display of exclusive watch brand
Hodinářství Bechyně (Tudor, Longines, Eterna, Balmain, Zannetti)
Hubert Schediwy & Syn (Vulcain, Armin Strom a Reuge)
Margita Ježková - HERISSON (EPOS)
AVIKO TIME s.r.o. (EDOX)
 

Legendary watches

pilot watches (IWC Big Pilot ,  Omega „Moonwatch“,  Breitling Navitimer,  Eterna Heritage Military,  Longines Heritage 1935)
motorcycle watches (Tag Heuer Monaco, Rolex Daytona, Tudor Heritage Chrono)
diving watches (Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, Rolex Submariner, Vulcain Nautical, Eterna SuperKontiki)
formal watches (IWC Portuguese, Jaeger Le-Coultre Reverso)
sports luxury watches (IWC Ingenieur, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Patek Philippe Nautilus)
expedition watches (Rolex Explorer, Eterna Kontiki)
navy watches (Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer)
 
„PRIM 65“ – the watch making factory in Nové Město nad Metují celebrates its 65th anniversary 
Fashion shows
fashion show „Made in Jablonec 2014“
fashion show „Klenoty Aurum“ 
fashion show of the Goldsmith’s Centre for Practical Education SOLUNKA
 
 
Royal Photo Corner  – crown jewels replicas by The Union of Glass and Costume Jewellery Manufacturers and armchair and leather by Osmany Laffita
 
Professional lectures and presentations
Gemstone Testing, RNDr. Ivan Turnovec
Auction of Valuables, SILVERUM s.r.o. - silverum.cz / proinvestory.cz
Bohemian Jubilee Garnet, RNDr. Ivan Turnovec 
Diamonds in the Jewellery Branch and as Investment, The Goldsmiths´ Centre Prague - foto DSC_0256
Major Bohemian Gemstones, RNDr. Ivan Turnovec
Presentation on Watchmaking, Luděk Seryn
Evaluation and Sale of Diamonds – What You Do Not Find in Handbooks and in the Media, Ing. Ladislav Klaboch & Vladimír Kondratěnko
Investment Gold and Its Role in Today´s World, The Goldsmith´s Centre Prague
Investing in Precious Metals, SILVERUM s.r.o. - silverum.cz / proinvestory.cz 
How to (Not) Buy Diamonds, Ing. Ladislav Klaboch 
Presentation of the Competition for the JEWEL OF THE YEAR  2014 – CZECH OPEN, Czech Association of Jewellers and Watchmakers
Asking the Czech Assay Office (presentation of FAQ and respective answers sent to info@puncovniurad.cz), the Assay Office
 

Exhibition of Antique Watches

pocket watches (lunar watches, eight day watches, chiming silver watches, key wind pocket watches with engraved case, big pocket watches with an engraving of a locomotive, golden pocket watches with enamel  case, … )
wrist watches (stainless steel Omega watches – art deco, Prim (from the 60s), stainless steel Movado watches with the second hand at the 6 o’clock position, …)
 
Creative workshops, workshops, show of the production process of glass pearl beads with help of a burner, as well as sale and assembly of manufactured fashion jewellery
 
Presentation of various techniques of goldsmithery
 
Drilling stones with diamond drill bits, attaching (drilling or sticking) silver or custom jewellery, gold- or silver-plated pendants to stones brought by the visitors to the fair; presentations of polishing of cabochons and cutting (foto O:\hodinyaklenoty\Hodiny a klenoty 2014\doprovodný program\Purkart - P1060833
Waterproof watch pressure tests and battery measurements for free while you wait;
Free services for visitors (determination of the contents of precious metals in jewellery for free and while you wait and provision of additional interesting information from the jewellery branch
 
Samples of exhibits from the 1. Czech Museum of Safes
 

Competitions for the visitors:

Hodinářství Bechyně, s.r.o. (competition for Eterna watches)
SILVERUM s.r.o.  -  silverum.cz / proinvestory.cz (competition for investors with silver coins as prizes)
TRADEHILL s.r.o. (drawing one of the visitors to win a pen and luxury watches)
 
Water, light and music show at Křižík´s Fountain – available FOR FREE for all exhibitors and expert visitors on the first day of the event
 

interesting facts: 

Visit of David Křížek, the ambassador EDOX watches (AVIKO TIME s.r.o.)
Section Jewell STARs – prestigious show of wearable author jewellery - foto: Dana – DSC_0016
Osmany Laffita jewellery presented in premiere at the exhibition
Swiss watch brand ALBERT RIELE presented in Czech premiere (AVIKO TIME s.r.o.) - foto: AvikoTime – IMG_0345
Unique exhibition of students´ final works (Goldsmith’s Centre for Practical Education SOLUNKA)
Swiss watch brand Balmain presented in Czech premiere (Hodinářství Bechyně)
Presentation of the watch model Davosa 161.498.78 (Argonautic Automatic) being the winner of the competition for the best diving watch of the year 2014 in the category of watches up to EUR 1000 (portal Watchtime.net, more than 5100 voters) (Herisson)
Celebration of the 20th anniversary of successful operation on the Czech and Slovak markets (Starlit, s.r.o.)
 
23rd International Specialized Exhibition of Clocks, Watches, and Gold and Silver Jewellery
 

Presented Companies

"ARMIN STROM" - MANUFACTURE D´HORLOGERIE * 4PM, s.r.o./ Michal Tvrdík * a.b.art * Advantage-fl.cz s.r.o. * AKTUAL s.r.o. * Albert Riele Alicona * ALTRO spol. s r.o. * Alviero Martini * AMS * ARMAND NICOLET * ARTINA * Ateliér PEGA Turnov * AU - Servis s.r.o. * The Goldsmiths´ Centre Prague * AUREN CZ spol. s r.o. * AUREN, s.r.o. * AVI-8 * AVIKO TIME s.r.o. * B2Bhodinky.cz * BAILO ALDO * BASSANO * OLLECTION CZ s.r.o. * BECO * Bedra GmbH * BERGEON * BERGEON * BEZ s.r.o. * BUMOTEC * BUSCH * CACTUS * CAFLON * Carl F. Bucherer Europe GmbH * Carl Schaefer (Czech) s. r. o. * Carucci * CASTALDO * CAT (Caterpillar) * Cimier * Claude Bernard * Cleo Skribent * ComeX * Compagnie des Montres Longines Francillon SA * DALLOZ * Davidoff * DENTSPLY MAILLEFER * Diatec Diamanttechnik GmbH * DIAX, s.r.o. * Di-modell * RNDr. Jaroslav Hyršl - PERUANITA.CZ * DUNLOP * EDOX * e-gems * Ellissi s.r.o. * ELMA * ELMA * ELTON * Hodinářská, a.s. * ENERGIZER * EPOS * ONTRES S. A. - zn. EPOS * Eva Javorská * F. W. BOHLE - zn. DAVOSA * FaBOS s.r.o. * FOREDOM * Fortis * FOSSATI * Frauenthal s.r.o. * Friedrich Lederwaren * Gemological Laboratory TURNOVec * GEMVISION * GOKAT * Granát, arts production cooperative, Turnov * Gravo Tech s.r.o. * GRAVOGRAPH * GREINER * GRS * GRS tools * Hacker led watch * Hana Šebková * Heisse Söhne, Designhütte * Helveco * HILDEBRAND * Hodinářství Bechyně, s.r.o. * HOROTEC * HUBERT SCHEDIWY & SYN * Chronoshop s.r.o. * INDUTHERM * Ines de la Fressange * Ing. Miloslav Frydrych * Ingersol - Pohanka&co. s.r.o. * Jakub Linger - JL Šperk 3D * Jan Balvín * Jan Kos - KrabickynaSperky.cz * Jan Surýnek * Jane Kahn * JEF 3 Timemaster.cz, s.r.o. * Jentner Plating Technology GmbH * JINOVA ČESKÉ TREZORY s.r.o. * Josef Zdeněk - Zlatý svět * JOY´s - Ing. Jiří Borovec * JSB bijoux s.r.o. * JUBILEX - ZAKŁAD PRODUKCYJNY SIEZIENIEWSKI I SPÓŁKA s.j. * JUST * KARAT, družstvo * KERR * KLENOTA.CZ - LINE ONE s.r.o. * Koralína design - Iva Drdová * L&S BOHEMIA s.r.o. * LAMPERT * LAMPERT GMBH * LAMPGLAS s.r.o. * LOCMAN * Lubomír Janků * Lucie Durdíková * MANUFACTURE - "VULCAIN" * Margita Ježková – HERISSON * Martin Klindera * Maurice Lacroix * MAXELL * Mb-microtec * Metall-eko s.r.o. * MgA. Kateřina Reichová * MgA. Lenka S. Malíská * Milan Purkart – MINERAL * Mine Art * MOISSANITE-DIAMANT s.r.o. * Monika Křenová * Montres Tudor SA * NEST, spol. s r.o. (CAT-Caterpillar, Davidoff, Fortis, Maurice Lacroix) * NET GARNET s.r.o. * NEXUS MULTIMEDIA s.r.o. * Nina Ricci * Olympia * OLYMPIA, spol. s r.o. * ORO – PRAHA * OROGEM - THE SHAMROCK BVBA * Osmany Laffita * OTEC Präzisionfinish GmbH * Otto Hutt * Palakiss s.p.a. * PALMYRA spol. s r.o. * PAT boxes * PAT Bugala * PB Group - KATALOG SYLWIA SADOWSKA * Piere Balmain Swiss watches, A Division of Longines watch Co. Francillon Ltd. * Pierre Lannier * Podané ruce, sociální družstvo * POLI - PIERCING Hannelore Politowski * Presidium Instruments * The Assay Office * Q + Q (Citizen) * RAPIDSHAPE 3D PRINTERS * RENATA * REUGE - The art of mechanical music * REXPO - Ing. Jan Ryšánek * RHYTHM * RIVAX - Ing. Marie Brychtová * RODENT Narzędzia Złotnicze Tadeusz Bugała * ROFIN s.r.o. * Rudolf Holub - * ain * SAFINA, a.s. * Czech Association of Jewellers and Watchmakers * Sector no Limits (Morellato group) * SEIZAIKEN * Schultheiss GmbH * SILVERUM * .r.o. * Siro Lasertec GmbH * SISMA * SPEEDO * practical education centre Zlatnické * SRS Ltd. * STARLIT s. r. o. * Union of Czech and Moravian Production Cooperatives * R * Union of Glass and Costume Jewellery Producers * SWAH s. r. o. * SWAROVSKI * SWISS EAGLE * Šárka Rooya – Chantilly * T.Lepidi - Anetta Kuhn * THOMAS ARNSHAW * TIMEHOUSE Czech s.r.o. * TIMEX GROUP POLSKA - Ing. Karel Šamořil * TRADEHILL s.r.o. * Traser H3 watch * UHRENTECHNIK SCHWARZWALD * Urban - zlatnictví s. r. o. * Václav Hejral – MAVEX * VAERST * VALLORBE * VALLORBE * VARTA * Vuarnet * W. Durston Ltd. * WATCH STAR MEDIA s.r.o. * WHD spol. s r. o. (GOLD PACK) * WIELAND * Wisa Lux GmbH – Eterna * Yonger&Bresson * ZAGO s.r.o.  * Zannetti Riccardo Srl. * Goldsmith’s Centre for Practical Education Solunka spol. s r. o. * watchmaking and arts production cooperative ZNAK Malá Skála* ZODIAX, a.s. * ZUCCOLO ROCHET BRACELEST * Zuzana Melvys Melckenveeck
 

From the reactions of exhibitors

Dear Mrs. Lukešová,
I have finally found some time to write to you. First of all, in my view, you were able to organize a successful exhibition. Despite the fact that I had some doubts even on Thursday before the start of the event, I have to admit, that if one invests so much energy and enthusiasm as you, then the event just must be successful. Thanks for the great organization. I only have some ideas …
Ing. Jana Leišová, ALTRO spol. s r.o. 
 
Hello, I was completely satisfied with everything and I will be pleased to take part in the next year again. 
Best regards.
Radek Hanus e-gems.eu
 
Thank you! I have placed a link on FB event and I am looking forward to the next year event :).
Zdraví Šárka Rooya
 
… if there is interest, we can again prepare a presentation of antique watches in the next year – some of the visitors attended only because of this presentation (at least they said so :-))
Margita Ježková, Herisson
 
… in today´s conditions, it was a successful event despite complications ….
 
Milan Purkart - Mineral
 
I send my greetings to the Incheba team and Mrs. Lukešová personally.
We express our thanks for organizing another year of this specialized fair with focus on watches and jewels. For us, we have again had a positive outcome as we have gained several new customers. Besides, many of our current clients came to visit our stand and were able to present well our assortment and services ... The sales result as far as orders are concerned, was slightly better than in 2013 and direct sales to end users from the street were slightly worse than in the previous year.
Generally speaking, we think, that there were more visitors coming to the exhibition (also more expert customers and end users). In my opinion, there were more exhibitors with watches in the Middle hall, on the contrary there were less exhibitors with focus on goldsmithery in the Left wing... We also would like to praise the promotion of this year´s event - one could see and hear about the exhibition in various media ...
 
Tomáš Seman, Olympia, spol. s r.o.
 
Hello,
In comparison with the last year´s event, in my view, this year´s exhibition was attended by a higher amount of visitors, which is, in my opinion, a positive thing (if this is not just my impression but a real fact). I would very much welcome information about visitors ‘numbers as soon as these are available. Thank you very much and I am looking forward to the next exhibition. Best regards.
Ing. Jaroslav Špičák, SAFINA, a.s.
 
Dear Mrs. Lukešová. I would like to thank you for your thanks and promise that if I am alive and healthy and if you are part of the organization team of this event in the next year, I will be pleased to participate again. Best regards to you personally as well as to the whole team.
Petr Schediwy, Hubert Schediwy&syn
 
Dear Mrs. Lukešová, I would also like to express my thanks for the cooperation on the event. In my view, everything went well to the satisfaction of both sides …
Ing. Petr Fischer, MBA, Silverum
 
… Once again, I would like to thank you for the exhibition as such and actually for everything. It was great and we liked it very much. I wish you a nice day and am looking forward to our next cooperation.
Ing. Jan Dědina, The Goldsmith’s Centre for Practical Education SOLUNKA, spol. s r.o. 
 
Dear Mrs. Lukešová,
We also would like to express our thanks. After a long time without participation we were surprised by the attendance to the event. We are looking forward to seeing you next year.
Michaela Košková, SWAH s.r.o.
 
Dear Mrs. Lukešová,
I would like to thank you for your nice letter and would also like to express my thanks for your helpful cooperation.
Best regards.
PhDr. Janka Sirotová, WATCH STAR MEDIA, s.r.o.
 
Dear Mrs. Lukešová,
I would like to thank you for the great organization as well as for the smooth run of the exhibition. I wish you every success. Best regards.
Bc. Auředník Michal, MOISSANITE-DIAMANT s. r. o.
 
… My colleagues were satisfied; they appreciated both the attendance as well as the interest of the visitors. I also think that we had a well-done display this year, so that I evaluate our participation in the event as successful.
I was pleased that everything went well and that the attendance was really good. My only regret is that I was not able to stay the whole event.
Until now, I actually was not able to thank you for your cooperation and also for your help with the insurance – all of your colleagues were very helpful and nice, so that I would like to thank you once again  …
Ivana Broklová, NEST, spol. s r.o.
 
What was written about the exhibition
It is always heart-warming that the exhibition as such takes place.
Despite the fact, that there is always potential for improvement, it is gladdening, that the only Czech sector exhibition has taken place again. Quite a big number of expert visitors found their way to the Exhibition Grounds so that the exhibitors certainly did not have a reason to complain about the invested effort …
Klenotník Hodinář (Jeweller Watchmaker), Jiří Zimmer, Editor in Chief
 
… The display of these legends was well prepared with the aim to provide visitors with as complete information about individual models and their “stories” as possible. This was achieved not only through a show of individual models “in natura”, but also through information panels. …
… The event itself was again a good occasion for the Czech expert as well as non-expert audience to learn about present products of significant watchmaking companies. At the same time, is has brought good news. The watchmaking companies are interested in the Czech market and that to such extent, that they even offer a part of the models from limited series in the Czech Republic. …
Klenotník Hodinář (Jeweller Watchmaker), Kamila Lexová and Michal Achremenko
 
… Also this year´s exhibition Watches and Jewels offered many interesting things to see. What was obvious was the effort of the organizer to bring a maximum benefit for the visitors. We value very high the display “legendary watches” with a carefully chosen collection of watch models and its educational benefit for the visitors.
watchmag.cz I 24time.cz, David Hriech
 
According to available information, the exhibition Watches and Jewels could be even more attractive this year. We have extracted all information related to clocks and watches from all press releases issued by Incheba Praha, so that everybody who will be visiting Prague between Thursday and Saturday has all important information handy – be it about the exhibitors, the programme or – and that first of all - about the watches.
Hodinarskymagazin.sk, Michal Pindura |
 
Very briefly, but on a very interesting topic :).
I will report about the business done in the past week in the following few days. It is my third day at the exhibition Watches and Jewels in Prague – Holešovice and besides presenting we discuss with visitors interested in precious metals and auction business. It is busy here and it is great. …
… There were many people coming, we were almost surprised by the number …
www.martinkopacek.cz, Martin Kopáček
 
I was very pleased to see, that many visitors had already known the Traser brand, or even were happy owners of products of this brand. I was also delighted with the attendance of many watch fans. We had also several visitors who are members of the Chronomag forum and I thank them herewith for the nice chat.
www.helveti.cz, Ing. Jiří Štencek
 
… I was surprised by the presentations of small companies which appeared at the exhibition and offered their products. It is necessary to stress this new trend, when there are small and middle-sized companies presenting next to big renowned companies and showing, that they are able to astonish with creativity, new materials and techniques …
… There was for example an extensive display of the Prague-based company URBAN. It is possible to say that this in fact one company is composed of several enterprises and thus able to produce custom made jewellery from A to Z in their individual production sections. The customers can cast their wax models, they can have a gemstone manufactured, resurfaced, engraved and polished. Such products can then be gold-, silver- or rhodium-plated. I consider this to be a good idea as this is a beneficial service for goldsmiths, who can, on this way, manufacture jewellery without big investments into necessary technologies. It is very good, that the exhibition also presented such novelties. …
… We believe, that this event was one which deserved attention and, at the same time, brought inspiration for the customers for the next year. We also believe that new contacts (with representatives of both Czech and foreign companies) established at the exhibition will help Czech jewellers with their business.
http://gemologie.turnovec.cz, RNDr. Ivan Turnovec
 
Final word
We are convinced that WATCHES AND JEWELS - this only professional event with such focus held in the Czech Republic - positively has its place on the Czech market. In cooperation with our partners we are ready to make our best for its successful development in future.
 
 
Information on the next year
 

WATCHES AND JEWELS 2015

Date: to be appointed
Year: 24th
Venue: Industrial Palace, Exhibition Grounds – Prague Holešovice
Manager of the fair: Ing. Hana Lukešová
Assistant to the manager: to be appointed

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