Come and discover the worlds of fine watchmaking and excellent craftsmanship in an inspiring setting in the heart of Geneva.
The Arcades des Arts offer you a rich and varied program based on these two worlds: conferences, participative and initiation workshops, training sessions and moments of exchange and sharing.

Through the lens of a watchmaker

Workshops

Change places with a watchmaker…
 
Have you always dreamed of dismantling and reassembling a watch and feel like a watchmaker for a 3-hour workshop?
 
From gears and springs to the escapement and balance wheel, you’ll have the unique opportunity to take apart and re-assemble each and every part of the UNITAS 6497-1 movement. You’ll experience the thrill of getting a mechanical watch to tick again.

Price: 300 CHF incl. tax. For partner brands, please contact Olga Aeberhard.

Duration: 3 hours

Opened to all / From 14 years old / No previous knowledge required

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Watchmaking secrets

Fine Watchmaking modules

The Fine Watchmaking modules are available in thirteen two-hour courses. Each module is accessible to all and addresses a key theme in the world of watchmaking. The words « Complications » or « materials » will smoothly be part of your vocabulary.
 
The objective of each module is to discover a specific subject in watchmaking and propose a comprehensive and quick learning tool. Comprised of anecdotes and an interactive approach these modules introduce various subjects going from technical to more general themes such as “Complications”, “Materials” or “Pilots & Diving Watches” for instance. 

At the end of each module, you will receive a certificate of participation validating the knowledge acquired during the training.

Price: 180 CHF incl. tax. For partner brands, please contact Olga Aeberhard.

Duration: 2 hours

Opened to all / From 18 years old / No previous knowledge required

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Watchmaking afterwork

Conferences

Relax yourself at the end of the day and follow our trainer on various exciting watchmaking topics.

The FHH Academy conferences are designed to be dynamic and accessible to all. They are short in duration and covering a wide variety of watchmaking themes
 
Discover the mechanics of a watch, identify the watchmaking trends of the year or learn about the secrets of the history of watches by diving into one of our conferences…

Price: 60 CHF incl. tax. For partner brands, please contact Olga Aeberhard.

Duration: 1 hour

Opened to all / From 18 years old / No previous knowledge required

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Other activities

WOSTEP Partnership

A unique opportunity to discover watchmaking know-how!

The FHH is partnering with WOSTEP - a training and development entity recognised in the world of watchmaking. Discover our exclusive and immersive experience in the heart of Neuchâtel.  It is now possible to learn about watchmaking and the art of polishing under the watchful eye of great industry professionals.

The next dates are:

- 29.06.2020

- 23.10.2020

For more information please contact Olga Aeberhard

Duration: all day

Opened to all / From 14 years old / No previous knowledge required