French Pavilion at Inhorgenta !
The Inhorgenta trade fair will open in Munich on 24 February 2023. With over 15,000 visitors and 700 exhibitors, it has become an essential event for timepiece and jewellery professionals. For the first time, this year's event will feature a French watchmakers’ showcase hosted by Francéclat: the French Pavilion.
French watchmakers combine creativity and excellence with historic know-how and enjoy great diversity and a unique art de vivre that they are eager to share with the world. The emblematic French houses, including LIP, Herbelin, Yema, Pierre Lannier, and Jacques Bianchi Marseille have reinvented themselves over time to produce refined modern collections that continue to attract a loyal following worldwide.
This tradition of high-quality watchmaking is also embodied by a new generation of “French Touch” brands like Beaubleu, Briston, March LA.B, and MATwatches whose striking designs have revolutionised the sector with contemporary technical timepieces for an enthusiastic new clientèle.
All of this know-how and creativity, a mosaic of style and craftsmanship, will be on display at the French Pavilion, a joint stand spreading over more than 150 m².
Dive into the world of French watch brands :
Beaubleu, founded by the designer Nicolas Ducou-dert-Pham, always surprises with its Paris-inspired modern collections. The circular hands that have made the brand’s reputation complement its distinctively contemporary timepieces.
After 15 years in luxury watchmaking, Brice Jaunet founded his own brand to create elegant and attainable British-inspired timepieces. His material of choice is cellulose acetate, for sturdy modern watches with great style.
Herbelin, based near the Franco-Swiss border, is a French watch house known for its dynamic pairing of French know-how with the region’s expertise as well as preserving its historic values. Its elegant, technical, contemporary timepieces are widely appreciated. That quality was recognised in 2022 when Herbelin’s iconic Newport Slim Squelette was named “Watch of the Year.”
Jacques Bianchi Marseille
Jacques Bianchi Marseille is going through a renaissance and making a splash on the French watchmaking scene. Its creations—limited editions only—are a hymn to the sea and to diving. Jacques Bianchi Marseille will present a preview of its latest model at the Inhorgenta trade fair in Munich.
A French house which has enjoyed a global reputation since 1867, Lip is beloved by watch aficionados for its moderately-priced range of contemporary, sometimes avant-garde watches. Its watches are 100% Made in France at its Besançon workshop.
In recent years, March La.B has been forging a new French watchmaking tradition that marries French know-how with sun-drenched inspiration. Its modern vintage watches offer excellent quality and an original flair, winning them a whole new public.
Design, manufacturing quality, and reliability have made MAT timepieces the choice of numerous professionals, from French naval aviators to the Legion of Honour. Timeless and trustworthy, they are every adventurer's partner of choice.
Proudly rooted in its Alsatian home and family history, Pierre Lannier presents timelessly elegant creative collections assembled in France. These high-quality timepieces remain affordable, making the house the French leader in automatic watches under €500.
Yema’s timepieces offer the perfect, elegant balance of timeless design with a modern twist. These unique watches are made and assembled by hand in the Jura valley. These sport watches pay homage to the house's passion for diving, sailing, car racing, and aviation.
An ideal forum for specialised distributors, purchasers and retailers to meet and a unique opportunity for these French watch brands to showcase their creations on an international stage.
Francéclat, a development accelerator for the French timepiece, jewellery, and tableware industries, explores trends on these markets, highlights excellence in craftsmanship, energizes creators, stimulates innovation, and facilitates encounters between professionals in these industries to support their international growth.