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Exhibition date: 
10 - 27 September 2003

In autumn 2001 kArton Galéria was opened to the public with an exhibition titled 'Clockworks - Life-works'. The success of the exhibited material encouraged kArton to organize an international clock and watch exhibition in the topic of chronometry from the following world famous clock and watch brands: Ulysse Nardin, IWC , Chronoswiss, Longines, Omega, Tissot, Raymond Weil, Sattler, Fortis, Frederique Constant.

The reputation of Ulysse Nardin watches made in Le Locle Switzerland were established by the marine chronometers.

OREX, one of the oldest Hungarian watch and jewel distributing companies, exhibits in this programme for the first time this year. Besides exhibiting current models of the brands known and popular in Hungary as well, museum pieces are also presented in the exhibition.

IWC famous for its original pieces and unique technical solutions present the novelties and specialities of the Spitfire, the Portugieser, the Portofino, the GST and the Da Vinci families Omega explicitly bound to produce the most correct and most reliable watches; and Longines, the trademark of elegance and quality present museum pieces and novelties as well. The brand Tissot celebrating the 150th anniversary of its foundation this year exhibits its special museum collection in Budapest during its world tour.

Besides design development, Raymond Weil has recently attached greater importance to create more precise mechanisms. In addition to the top models of the watch families named after famous pieces of music, visitors can also see fine chronometers made with excellent craftsmanship from the collection of the Zebegényi Múzeum exhibiting relics of navigation.

This year has brought two remarkable events for Chronoswiss from Munich: through their own-developed Cronoscope with stop mechanism they entered the tiny but elite society of manufactures, and the same model has even won the 'Watch of the Year' award.

The private collection that is brought to the exhibition by the Austrian Rudi Moser gives hopes of great attraction. After the opening ceremony (on 18 September) there will come a collection of 65 pieces also related to the brand Chronoswiss which contains gold and platinum watches exclusively some of which were produced in limited edition.

Sattler's collection - also from Munich - inspired by the old times' 'correct time' watches changed only in respect of production technology having been improved meanwhile, concerning its basis, it carries the past of hundreds years old. Sattlers in wooden and steel cases produced in manufacture represent barely a dozen craftsmen work.