A one of a kind watch to be unveiled at the Waterford International Festival of Time.
Paul Gerber, a Master Watchmaker, has created a unique "Waterford Watch" to be auctioned for charity at the festival. His decision comes following a visit to the International Festival of Time last year in Waterford. The proceeds made from the watch will be donated evenly between the Waterford International Festival of Time, the charity Join Our Boys Trust and his apprentice Anny Weber. This unique watch will be auctioned by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo Auction House in Geneva, one of the most prestigious auction houses in the world.
The festival will run between September 22 to 24 and will offer the public an opportunity to a 'Meet the Maker' event. The second annual International Festival will welcome watchmakers such as Paul Gerber, Andreas Strehler, and Ireland’s own John McGonigle, as well as many others back to Waterford. While some are making their debut appearances at the festival such as Kari Voutilainen, Cyril Brivet-Naudot and Luc Monnet.
In addition, a special event will be hosted at City Hall where the Time Festival Lecture entitled ‘Establishing the Irish Museum of Time, and a Brief History of Irish Clocks and Watches and their Makers’ will be given by David Boles and Colman Curran, the founders of the Irish Museum of Time. Another presentation entitled ‘The Music of Time – a Talk with Fun Experiments’ will be delivered by Michael Grehan later on in the day.
Admission to the festival is available from www.waterfordtreasures.com tickets are €15 per adult with free admission on offer to current friend of Waterford Treasures Museums.
The Festival Lecture on Saturday 23rd September takes place at 1pm and ‘The Music of Time – a Talk with Fun Experiments’ takes place at 3pm, admission is free for both but places must be pre-booked by emailing [email protected].
For further details on Waterford’s International Festival of Time see https://www.waterfordtreasures.com/event/international-festival-of-time-2023