Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at VC.

Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at the Vacheron Constantin Manufacture.
I want to thank Alex, the Hour Club, Vaceron Constantin and Richemont for an excellent and well organized event at VC in Geneva and at the SIHH 2014.

Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at VC.

Assembly of a ETA movement. Will it ever work?

Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at VC.

Voila, with the competent supervision of a Vacheron Constantin Master Watchmaker the movement is working cheeky

Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at VC.

All happy after touring the VC manufacture, workshop, seeing and listening to the Patrimony Contemporaine ultra-thin Minute Repeater Calibre 1731.
Group photo with the Master watchmaker and a VC representative.

Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at VC.


Certificate that I successfully completed the Vacheron Constantin "Watch Assembly" workshop signed by Mr. Alexandre Ghotbi Community Manager and Mr. Juan-Carlos Torres, Chief Executive Officer.

Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at VC.
Re: Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at VC.
01/24/2014 - 09:31
Seems like you had a lot of fun. Well done.
Greta job Doc :-)
01/24/2014 - 12:28
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Thanks Alex, its my pleasure :-)
01/25/2014 - 06:39
Thanks Alex, its my pleasure :-)
Thanks for capturing the moment...
01/24/2014 - 14:52
It's good to know you were well looked after by the VC team - great hosts! Was this your first visit to SIHH? Tony
Re: Thanks for capturing the moment...
01/25/2014 - 08:58
Hi Tony, Yes, my first time but hopefully not the last. It felt like a second Christmas with lots of excitement, fun and new friends.....smiley
An ETA movement! Did you keep it?
01/24/2014 - 21:34
Just looking for reassurance they did not pass them on to another Manufacture broken heart
Re: An ETA movement! Did you keep it?
01/25/2014 - 09:10
I would say it make it an ETA movement assembled at CV "inhouse" by an amateur wink Is there any market for this kind of movements???
Yes, there are many definitions for "in-house"...
01/25/2014 - 18:43
Re: Yes, there are many definitions for "in-house"...
01/26/2014 - 15:09
LOL, this was a good one! wink
LOL :-)
01/27/2014 - 10:31
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Re: Photo documentary of a "Watch Assembly" workshop at VC.
01/26/2014 - 08:43
ETA movement or no, I would be terrified to attempt to assemble one. (I am barely considered human, such is my lack of general dexterity. I wonder if even several master watchmakers could be of assistance to me.) Congratulations on completing the "Watch Assembly" workshop, and thank you for the photographs and accompanying story! Despite my apprehensions, your courage gives me hope that one day I too may make an Hour Club SIHH visit and work on an ETA movement that someone would be able to resist melting down.