Ahead of the official opening of SalonQP, Time Aeon will announce news of the foundations latest enterprises, including project Oscillon.

Time Aeon was formed in 2008 to “perpetuate exemplary standards of expertise and knowledge of the art of contemporary watchmaking among independent craftsmen, to actively participate in safeguarding the heritage of watchmaking worldwide, to make a financial contribution to the training of future watchmakers who wish to become independent, to help talented young watchmakers become independent, to support the art of contemporary watchmaking and have it recognized as a completely separate art.”

Founded by luminaries from watchmaking’s independent sector, including Philippe Dufour, Stephen Forsey, Vianney Halter and Kari Voutilainen, the Time Aeon supports a number of practical initiatives including the “Garde Temps- naissance d’une montre” project with Philippe Dufour that has seen Michel Boulanger construct a watch entirely by hand under M. Dufour’s guidance.

Recognising SalonQP’s role as a gathering of international aficionados, Time Aeon’s Stephen Forsey (Greubel Forsey) and Felix Baumgartner (Urwerk) will present the Foundations latest activities and take part in a discussion with Roger Smith covering the challenges that budding watchmakers face and the opportunities open to them.

The discussion will take place on 3rd November at 5.15pm. For tickets see: