Friends, Forum Members and Fans -
As many of you know, 2009 is a very important year for DOXA.
This marks our 120th Anniversary in the watch business
and there have been many things happening behind the scenes to make sure that this year will be the best so far!
On Saturday, March 28th we had
a combination Press Event/Party to celebrate!
Of course the usual suspects were there -
watch press, distributors and retail partners
but some other folks showed up as well!
And our colleague Mehdi Guenin did a fantastic job as
Master of Ceremonies! Mehdi is the Media &
Public Relations Manager for DOXA Switzerland
and continues to work tirelessly to help spread the word!
One of our VIP guests was Mrs. Huguenin of the world-famous
Le Locle Watchmaking Museum.
This is widely regarded as one of (if not the)
best horological museums in the world.
As many of you know, the Le Locle Watchmaking Museum is housed in the Chateau des Monts,
and perhaps not coincidentally, this was at one time the home of our founder - Georges Ducommun.
Another guest of honor was Mr. Jean-Frederic Jauslin, the Director of the Swiss Federal Office of Culture, and interestingly enough the son of one of DOXA's former Directors. Mr. Jauslin's father was DOXA's Director from 1958 - 1965!
In addition we had many other important folks including our intrepid Forum member and good friend - SMSgt Bo! This, in fact, was one of the best parts of Basel this year - several of our customers came by to visit and we always enjoy seeing them. This was SMSgt Bo's second annual visit - it could become a regular event for us!
We also were pleased to have the President of PADI Europe - Jack LeVanchy, and the new Manager for Project AWARE Europe - Dominic Ziegler, who captivated a big group of folks with stories of diving in the Galapagos!
We will be posting more on the event tomorrow, and the following days with much more detail and info - this is just the basics.
We are also bringing you some new and exciting products during this 120th Anniversary year, so please stay tuned!