We appreciate the fact that being close to the user and responsive to their needs and expectations allows manufacturers to offer their clients truly unique watch designs and we value this uniqueness.
We present to you AUROCHRONOS. The name of the festival is a blend of two words and it expresses the core values we would like to convey to you: Aurochs, an ancestor of domestic cattle - an enormous, strong and wild ox whose posture commanded respect. It doesn’t only represent the strength, freedom and the perseverance needed in the constant struggle to make a mark in the watch market, but it also symbolises the rebirth of sentiment for watches and craftsmanship in creating uniqueness and the exceptional character of the brands. The Greek god Chronos is the personification of time and the symbol of creation. His representation - an hourglass - is a symbol of passing time. For us it is time to return to the roots, the tradition of small independent manufactories with unique style and individuality, which, in today's reality, can harmoniously coexist with the largest players in the industry.
It will be the ideal place to see major manufacturers from Poland as well as various independent brands from around the world and meet the people behind them. At the festival, you can learn the history of the origins and development of watch companies as well as purchase unique models of watches and accessories. Exhibitors will have a unique opportunity to present themselves to a broader audience and find potential business partners, distributors or representatives. But first and foremost, AuroChronos Festival will be a great opportunity to unite our community.
The time of the Festival once more coincides with the Light Move Festival Lodz which is the biggest light festival in Poland (one of the biggest in Europe), a renowned and respected event that each year attracts tens of thousands of visitors to the city.
This year be in the right place at the right time and come and visit the International Festival of Independent Watch Brands – AuroChronos.
Jonathan Kopp(Journalist, founder of Watchisthis Magazine)
„I have participated in a lot of watch events but honestly, Aurochronos is in the top 5. The crew was really cool and everything has been well organized. I am looking forward to attending the second edition.”
Holke Dijkmann(Founder of Dijkman Watches)
„It was a great adventure, we didn’t know what to expect. There was a warm welcome and it was clear that this event was very good organized. I had a lot of interest in my watches and had answered many questions. It was clear that this event was different. I had a great time and I would also thank the organizers for the great event which they have organized. I'm already looking forward to the next fair.”
Bogusław Kocerba(Administrator of “Czasoholicy” FB group)
„A great idea for promoting contemporary watchmaking and emerging Polish and foreign brands. It is the best proof that even with modest means you can create a noteworthy event.”
Łukasz „Gondi” Grządziela(Administrator and co-founder of “Czasoholicy” FB group)
Aurochronos Festival is a pioneering initiative on our domestic watch scene that opens the window to the inexhaustible world of the so-called microbrands. It gives Polish watch enthusiasts the opportunity to experience products that are hard to find on the market that dominated by popular brands.”
Kalle Slaap(Teacher in Watchmaking / Jury Member)
„A well organised Exposition of very promising microbrands. Discover the future in horology here first!”
Brendan Horneman(Founder of Kneijnsberg & van Eijk)
„The Aurochronos watch festival was a great experience for me. As a newly founded microbrand, the feedback and overwhelming positive reactions gave me extra motivation to develop my business even more. Outstanding organisation and great cooperation between many exciting brands.”
Eric Yeh(Founder of Havaan Tuvali)
„The exhibition as well as the city is amazing, the hosts did a wonderful job putting everything together; and as an exhibitor, the reception of the crowd couldn't be better. Hopefully next year the scale of the exhibition will be bigger and attracts more micro brands to attend. But I'm definitely making the Aurochronos Festival my annual trip to Poland.”
Filipe Silva(Founder of CreaWatch, now Filipe Silva)
„I am very happy and proud to have been able to participate in this first edition of Aurochronos. A fabulous moment full of encounters and organization at the top. Long live Aurochronos and a big thank you to the organizers.”
Steve Chan(Founder of Crafter Blue and Undive Watches Innovation)
„Thanks for two enthusiastic men, Maciej and Paweł, I had great opportunity to join Aurochronos Festival in Lodz, Poland. I am amazed to meet many watchmakers from diverse cultures. And I had wonderful time in Poland where I received very warm welcome from local people. I can’t wait for coming to the festival next year.”
Sylwester Wasiak(Administrator of forum „Czwarty Wymiar”)
„I am already waiting for the 2018 festival hoping that Dijkman Watches comes again!”
Piotr Lipień(Cofounder of Premium Watch Service)
„I would like to congratulate the organizers on the preparation of the whole event and thank them once again for the invitation to the festival. You did a great job - I hope to see you next year.”