Swatch Club Gold & Pioneer Event Geneva 2017

part 2: Kiosk at the Cité du Temps and a quick visit to the International Red Cross Museum and the UN

On Saturday morning, it was time for the core activity of every Gold & Pioneer Event:  The kiosk offered the chance to get hold of older rare and collectable Swatch watches.  This time (as in 2012), the kiosk was held at the Cité du Temps in the heart of the city.  It was a nice morning walk.

Before the start of the kiosk, we walked to the nearby Swatch store and met a familiar face who was handing out special presents:  Giroscope offered specially designed bottles of fruit syrup.  A nice tasting souvenir!

The team of Serge "Lowrider" Nidegger was printing special bags in the entrance hall of the Cité du Temps during the whole day, yet another unique souvenir!

After a great time in the kiosk (no pictures, unfortunately!), it was time for lunch...  Swatch had picked a very nice nearby location:  La Brasserie des Halles de l'Ile.

At 2pm, after a refreshing lunch, it was time for the visit of two special places in Geneva.  First, we went to the Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge (International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum).  It was somewhat of a whirlwind visit as only two hours had been planned for this museum and a later visit to the UN.  Even more astonishing:  The bus driver was unable to find the museum (??!!?), so we had to walk a few hundred meters to the museum...

The presentation in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum was great and very interesting.  Lots of interactive displays.  Here are some impressions:

The registry from the last century

An impressive collection of AIDS awareness posters, from the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden

After about one hour, we rushed across the street to the UN where we had a quick tour of the building.  Fortunately, we had a much more detailed tour five years ago.

Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room

Back at the hotel:  A nice car with a familiar logo (Markus!)

Click here to read part 3 ("Dinner at the Chateau De Penthes and a City Tour") of my Gold & Pioneer Event Geneva event report.

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