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A unique moment in an exceptional place

In the heart of Haute Horlogerie, the first Watchmaking Training Center at the Vallée de Joux welcomes you.

Open the door to the understanding of watches !

Such is Olivier Piguet's motto, who set up the Watchmaking Training Center in the Vallée de Joux.

The object of the training center is, for anybody, to be able to dismantle and to reassemble a mechanical watch movement on your own, whilst discovering the details of it's working therory accessible to all. You leave with your own skeleton watch reassembled by yourself.


A maiden voyage into the interior of the mechanical watch

- Dismandling and reassembling  a mechanical movement to discover its components and their functions
- Complete winding of a skeleton watch by yourself
- Alternating amounts of theory and practice along with technical explanations
- Open to everybody: beginners, aficionados and enthusiasts
- Glimpses into the history of watchmaking and description of the main components
- All materials, tools and exercise equipment supplied
- Certificate issued in your name at the end of the course

Prices :
from CHF 1'710.-
to 2'070.-

for the 2 days of lessons and the elements of your future watch, according to the choice of skeletonization of the movement or the case.

In order to preserve the quality of teaching, the courses will be made up 2 followed days by groups of 3 participants, week or week end.

How to dismantle and reassemble the movement of a mechanical watch, 16 
½’’’ calibre (37 mm. diameter), along with the theory of its «magical» function.  

How to handle all the parts of your skeleton wrist watch with its manual movement 
16 ½’’’ calibre (37 mm. diameter). How to take charge of its reassembling, its oiling and finally its case-fitting. You leave with your own watch reassembled by 

All materials, tools and exercise movements 

Usual hours: 9h-12h / 13h30-17h.
Individual courses or extra tuition: prices


Derrière la Côte 12
1347 Le Sentier
Vallée de Joux 


M: +41 79 699 04 30
T:  +41 21 845 71 24