Gold & Pioneer Event Saas-Fee 2010

01 to 04-SEP-2010, Saas-Fee, Switzerland

The traditional Swatch The Club Gold & Pioneer Event 2010 took place in Saas-Fee, Switzerland from 01 to 04-SEP-2010.  Originally, it was planned that the event was connected to launch of the New Gent swatch but this product launch has been delayed / pushed back.  About 150 collectors from all around the world participated at the event, including nine new Gold Members (out of 20 newly selected, so eleven could not make it to the event).

We met in the late late afternoon on 01-SEP in the lobby of different hotels in Saas-Fee.  The programme for the evening was a visit and a dinner at the highest revolving restaurant (Drehrestaurant Allalin) of the world (3500m altitude), almost on the top of the mountain below.

at the base station of the funicular

summer skiing area on the glacier

sunset on the top of the funicular

Inside of the restaurant was a nice bar with photos of all the famous people that had already visited the Drehrestaurant Allalin:

As a novelty, we had a few TV screens showing the programme for the night:

Antonio giving his welcome speech

Antonio had a big surprise for us:  For the presentation of the new Gold & Pioneer special 2010, three well-known people entered the room:  Arlette Elsa-Emch, Klaus-Peter Mager (Vice President Communication) and Mat Rebeaud (Freestyle Moto X driver and Swatch Pro Team member).  

Arlette Elsa-Emch was wearing one of the not yet released New Gent watches:

Mat Rebeaud

Arlette Elsa-Emch giving her welcome speech

And here it is, the new Swatch Gold & Pioneer special 2010:  Again, it is a special and unique swatch watch.  This time, it is the first ever New Gent watch Salmagell (SUOZ100S). 

It comes packaged in a white 'Bijoux like' packaging with a golden number xxx/250 on the bottom.  This white plastic packaging is contained in a golden paper box.

The watch is limited to 250 pcs and it is numbered on the back of the watch, on the packaging and on the sticker on the outer packaging.  It has a loop with golden imprint gold & pioneer around the strap.   Production code is "033", so it was made in mid August 2010!

We had a nice dinner in the restaurant and of course we had lots of stories to share as many people hadn't seen each other for quite a while....

Click here to read part 2 ("Activities in an idyllic valley surrounded by the highest mountains in the Swiss Alps") of my Saas-Fee report.

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