A walk through the exhibition with an introduction by Claude Lichtenstein (curator from Zürich) and later with more detailed comments by Jean Robert and Käti Robert-Durrer:
Käti Robert-Durrer and Jean Robert
And as pictures speak much louder than
words, here are some detailed pictures from the Swatch section of
exhibition. I'll leave it to you to discover the prototypes
These are the actual design sheets for the watches! GREAT stuff....
I wonder if an "F-Rated" Swatch would have been as popular, probably not :-)
"special models for the press and different events"
Unfortunately, the Original Jelly Fish is quite yellowed :-(
"different designs, not produced"
One of the reasons that some models were never produced was "cost of production was too high". Only for X-Mas specials there was a budget for a more complicated/expensive model. So this is possibly the reason that the following watches were not realized:
"6 presentation designs, one model chosen and produced" (I don't recognize one... :-)
Jean Robert and Käti Robert-Durrer
so friendly (and patiently) to sign a few of my 80s oldies :-)
some snippets from the Swiss press
A great and unique exhibition that really was worth the trip to Winterthur!
Update 06-DEC-2016: Jean Robert passed away in DEC-2016 at the age of 71. I think that I know who took the picture in the newspaper report...
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