The traditional Swatch The Club Gold
& Pioneer Event 2017 took place in Geneva, Switzerland. This
time, the inscription rules had been modified slightly: For Gold
& Pioneer members, it was no longer possible to bring a guest, so
about 90 actual Gold or Pioneer members participated at the
event. Hence, the event was slightly smaller compared to
previous years. Additionally, the event was the last one that
had been organized by Claude, Charles and the team of Swatch Club
Intl. Lots of changes "behind the scenes". So somehow, it
felt like "the end of an era" (in many aspects).
Around noon of Friday, we met at the stylish **** hotel N'vY
The hotel had been changed a few days before the event as the
original hotel was now needed for the Syria peace talks. So we
can confirm that Geneva is a truly international diplomatic city.
Presenting the photo book
During and after lunch, the
inscription for the event had already started.
At 3pm, we met in front of the hotel
for the first activity of the event: Skin Is In Town photo
shooting in small groups. Charles officially opened the
event giving his last welcome speech at a Club event.
interesting neighbors near the hotel
Our small group walked about 10-15
minutes from the hotel to Lake Geneva.
rare Jelly Fish Gent! (thick hands but no "(c)
Swatch AG 1985" at the 12 o'clock position). Just try to find
Amazing photo shoot!
New Gold member Fred (USA) and Pioneer member Stephen (UK)
Great display at the hotel
In the evening, we took the buses to
moderne et contemporain) for a guided tour of the museum.
Before the start of the visit, we had a few drinks in the inner
yard of the museum.
to read part 2 ("Kiosk at
the Cité du Temps and a quick visit to the International Red Cross
Museum and the UN") of my Gold & Pioneer Event Geneva event