OLD MANUFACTURE VISITS
PHILOSOPHY & BRAND VALUES LET MORE PEOPLE ENJOY LUXURY Our mission is not to restrict the interest in Frederique Constant watches to a limited and elitist circle of connoisseurs but rather to a broader selection of appreciative enthusiasts who want to enjoy Swiss high quality classical watches at sensible prices. The mission of Frederique Constant is therefore to apply the following three values to the development process of each of our models: Design, Quality and Innovation.
DISCOVER THE UNIQUE AND EXCLUSIVE WORLD OF SWISS WATCHMAKING AT ONE OF THE ONLY FEW FAMILY OPERATED MANUFACTURE. HOW ARE THE VISITS ORGANIZED? The visits last around one hour and a half and can include up to 15 adults who will have the great opportunity to witness the talent of Swiss watchmakers in action and visit all the hidden recesses of our facilities. From conception to the final stages of the assembly, you will grasp how a watch manufacture operates and brings beautiful timepieces to life.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN FROM THIS VISIT? You will have a better understanding of how a family-operated watch manufacture is organized and competes in the Swiss Made Watch industry. You will get a better appreciation of how hand-assembled watches are conceived, produced and then assembled in one of the most efficient lean supply chain of the horological industry. Thanks to this you will be able to relate to the values that a brand like Frederique Constant implements not only in its products and communication but most importantly with its closest collaborators: its employees.
HOW ARE THE WORKSHOPS ORGANIZED? The watchmaking atelier lasts approximately an hour and a half and groups can include up to six adults who will collaborate to assemble a functional caliber.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN FROM THIS WORKSHOP? During this session you will learn the names of the components of a mechanical movement, how they work together once assembled to keep track of the time, how to manipulate them and assemble them together, and gather tips from some of the best watchmakers of the “Canton de Genève”.
After this atelier, you will be able to appreciate the beauty and technical achievement behind every automatic watch. Your newly acquired knowledge will make you shine in public, and never again shall you blush when someone asks you about the worth of your wristwatch. You will soon become one of the privileged who understands the cultural relevance of a traditional timepiece and the values it represents.
PIM KOESLAG Technical Director at Frédérique Constant WHAT KIND OF EVENT CAN I ORGANIZE? From VIP visits for your most cherished clients to team building activities involving watchmaking workshops, the range of possibilities is wide. Being open and accessible is part of our identity at Frederique Constant. We are always seeking ways to please the watch enthusiasts. So, you have a special idea in mind for your event? Do not hesitate to contact our team who will always do their best to satisfy your desires and organize a successful event.
WHAT WILL YOU GAIN FROM THIS EVENT The watchmaking industry is often criticized for being closed to the uninitiated public, thanks to Frederique Constant, your collaborators will have the opportunity to step in the fascinating world of luxury watches.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OPENING HOURS : Mon-Fri from 8:00 to 12:00 BOOK AT : firstname.lastname@example.org MANUFACTURE VISIT: Language : English, French Duration : ~1H Persons : 4-15 Cost : 20 CHF/adult WATCHMAKING WORKSHOP Language : English, French Duration : ~2H Persons : 2-6 Cost : 450 CHF /group