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An international watch owners club, offering its members access to private watch sales and year-round benefits.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE “FINE WATCH CLUB”

ARTICLE 1 – PURPOSE OF THE “FINE WATCH CLUB” PROGRAMME"

GMT Publishing Sàrl, registered as a company in Geneva, Switzerland, under the identification number CHE-104.320.562, with its headquarters at Rue de la Mairie 3, CH-1207 Geneva (@: [leonore.meylan@gmtmag.com] ; T: [+41 22 718 33 33] ; F: [+41 22 718 33 31]).

The Company has set up a membership programme, the FINE WATCH CLUB, to offer its members access to private sales by prestigious brands, along with other benefits and services, as explained on the www.fine-watch-club.com website, in accordance with the present terms and conditions.

ARTICLE 2 – DEFINITIONS

Member(s): any physical person who is a Member of the FINE WATCH CLUB and has accepted its membership terms and conditions.

General terms and conditions: the present conditions for membership of the FINE WATCH CLUB, defined below. The general terms and conditions specify the arrangements governing the relationship between the FINE WATCH CLUB and each of its Members.

FINE WATCH CLUB: the body offering benefits and services to its Members, as specified on the www.fine-watch-club.com website, including several tiers of membership, each offering different benefits to Members, according to the criteria defined by the FINE WATCH CLUB.

ARTICLE 3 – APPLICATION AND ENFORCEABILITY OF THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Becoming a Member of the FINE WATCH CLUB implies the full and complete acceptance by the Member of the present general terms and conditions, as detailed below, and as published on www.fine-watch-club.com. Members are therefore recommended to take careful note of these provisions.

The FINE WATCH CLUB reserves the right to modify the present general terms and conditions at any time, subject to informing the Members by e-mail or via the website within a reasonable time frame, on the understanding that such modifications shall not give rise to any compensation or reimbursement, which the Member shall explicitly accept. The Member is therefore invited to consult the general terms and conditions on www.fine-watch-club.com regularly in order to take note of any modifications.

The fact that the FINE WATCH CLUB does not invoke the present terms and conditions at a given time shall not be interpreted as a waiver of the right to invoke any of the clauses of said terms and conditions later.

ARTICLE 4 – TERMS OF MEMBERSHIP OF THE FINE WATCH CLUB

Membership of the FINE WATCH CLUB is intended solely for individuals who are physical persons over 18 years of age.

Any membership taken out by a minor is under the full responsibilitiy of the persons with parental authority over the minor concerned.

Any person wishing to become a Member of the FINE WATCH CLUB shall complete the online registration form, accept the present general terms and conditions and pay the designated fee for the membership package selected.

Any incorrectly completed registration form (incomplete, erroneous or illegible) shall not be taken into account. Any information requested on the membership form that is marked with one or more asterisks is obligatory.

Members shall authorise the Company to carry out any checks regarding their identity or place of residence that the Company deems necessary, on the understanding that the Company is under no obligation to systematically verify all the registration forms received.

The Member vouches for the accuracy of the information provided and is solely responsible for any incorrect, incomplete or outdated information he or she might provide.

The Member is responsible for updating their profile on www.fine-watch-club.com with any changes to their name, address or other required information.

Membership of the FINE WATCH CLUB is for one year from the date of joining. Memberships concluded before 1 September 2019 shall begin on 1 September 2019, subject to acceptance of the general terms and conditions.

Those persons choosing to register online shall receive a confirmation email, the date of which shall constitute the start of the cooling-off period of 14 (fourteen) working days, during which Members are entitled to cancel their membership without penalty. The right to cancel may be exercised by sending a written request to the following address: FINE WATCH CLUB / GMT PUBLISHING – Rue de la Mairie 3, CH-1207 Geneva, or by any other means, provided the declaration clearly expresses a wish to cancel.

The FINE WATCH CLUB reserves the right to refuse or cancel the membership of the FINE WATCH CLUB or access to FINE WATCH CLUB events of any person who does not fulfil the conditions mentioned in the present general terms and conditions, or who behaves inappropriately or in a manner incompatible with the image of the FINE WATCH CLUB or its partners, or in a manner flagrantly incompatible with the spirit of place, or who behaves fraudulently, inappropriately or disrespectfully towards the personnel or Members of the FINE WATCH CLUB.

The FINE WATCH CLUB also reserves the right to refuse or cancel the membership of the FINE WATCH CLUB or access to FINE WATCH CLUB events of any person with whom the Company has had a payment incident (credit card declined, fraud, etc.) or in the event that membership benefits have been abused.

ARTICLE 5 – BENEFITS OF THE FINE WATCH CLUB – USE OF BENEFITS

Membership of the FINE WATCH CLUB grants the right to the following benefits (this list is not exhaustive and may be modified at any time):

Three-hands membership

  • Access to weekly private sales 24 hours after Manufacture members and 48 hours after Platinum members.
  • Subscription to the weekly watch newsletter from our partner WorldTempus.com.

Manufacture membership
  • Access to weekly private watch sales 24 hours before Three-hands members (this condition also applies to limited editions and events with limited places).
  • Subscription to the weekly watch newsletter from our partner WorldTempus.com.
  • Subscription to GMT watch magazine (six issues per year, digital version).
  • Year-round benefits in association with our hand-picked partners.

Platinum membership
  • Access to weekly private watch sales 48 hours before Three-hands members and 24 hours before Manufacture members (this condition also applies to limited editions and events with limited places).
  • Subscription to the weekly watch newsletter from our partner WorldTempus.com.
  • Subscription to GMT watch magazine (six issues per year, digital version).
  • Year-round benefits in association with our hand-picked partners.
  • VIP invitations to watch events organised by our partners GMT and WorldTempus, including the SIHH and GPHG after-parties and the private preview of the Watch Photo Awards exhibition.
  • Invitation to join the discussion panel on the creation of future exclusive limited editions in collaboration with the biggest watch brands.

ARTICLE 6 – RENEWAL OF MEMBERSHIP

Membership of the FINE WATCH CLUB is renewed automatically every year and all benefits are carried over.

ARTICLE 7 – CANCELLATION

Once the cancellation deadline applicable to online registrations has passed, any Member of the FINE WATCH CLUB may request cancellation of their membership at any time by sending an email to info@fine-watch-club.com or a letter to the Company. In the event of cancellation, all membership fees paid to the FINE WATCH CLUB shall remain the property of the FINE WATCH CLUB.

ARTICLE 8 – FREEDOM OF INFORMATION

By becoming a Member of the FINE WATCH CLUB, the Member consents to the use of their personal data by the Company. The information collected is processed automatically and is collected by the FINE WATCH CLUB for the purposes of management of the FINE WATCH CLUB and the commercial relationship with the Member. The Company guarantees that it will not use the personal information provided by the Member for commercial purposes not connected with the activity of the FINE WATCH CLUB or its partners.

In accordance with the Data Protection Act (“Loi informatique et libertés”) of 6 January 1978, everyone has the right to access and correct information held about them. They may exercise this right as it relates to the FINE WATCH CLUB by contacting Rue de la Mairie 3, CH-1207 Geneva or by sending an email to info@fine-watch-club.com.

Anyone with a legitimate reason may also refuse to allow their personal information to be processed.

ARTICLE 11 – JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW

To the fullest extent permitted by the applicable legislation, the general membership terms and conditions are subject to Swiss substantive law.

Subject to mandatory places of jurisdiction stipulated in the applicable legislation, the place of jurisdiction is Geneva (subject to the right of appeal to the Swiss Federal Court).

All rights to these general terms and conditions of membership belong to their authors. Any unauthorised reproduction is strictly forbidden and shall be prosecuted.