Nov 11, 2016

Discovering an Engraving Workshop – Ep. 8 – WATCHMAKING ROADTRIP

Tags: Engraving, Jean-Bernard Michel, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Suppliers, Watchmaking Roadtrip

Historically speaking, a watch is the result of multitude of operations done by many different sets of competencies. Though we have recently seen brands internalize some of the production process, the need for suppliers specialized in very specific tasks still remains. This is even more so when it comes to the various "Métiers d'Art", the special craftsmanship skills such as engraving, micro-painting, enameling and this is what you are about to discover in this new episode of our Watchmaking Roadtrip adventure.

Today, we are about to visit the engraving workshop of Jean-Bernard Michel, located in La Chaux-de-Fonds, who showed us how he works and he even let us have a go at it with some mixed results!

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  • kenneth tape

    kenneth tape

    Superlative combination of grace, beauty and rare talent :)

    Oct 08, 2017

  • solavoxdeus


    WOW !!

    Jun 23, 2017

  • bo redeker

    bo redeker

    We have been very blessed by all the content you have shared in the programming. Thank you for the behind the scenes look.

    Dec 08, 2016

  • Abid Hassan

    Abid Hassan

    I think its Mr. Michel's house at 3:38. The house and the surroundings looks straight out of a fairy tale P.S. I wonder what would have happened if this guy got to engrave monuments like Taj Mahal during their construction. Their beauty would have increased manyfolds Cheers TheWATCHES.tv

    Nov 19, 2016

  • Joao Altavas

    Joao Altavas

    I love your features and videos! Keep up the good work! :D

    Nov 18, 2016

  • Peter Olsson

    Peter Olsson

    Great content, I love it!

    Nov 17, 2016

  • Hamza Khawaja

    Hamza Khawaja

    Zenith !!!!!!!!!

    Nov 12, 2016

  • Jim Spiker

    Jim Spiker

    Amazing! This video series is great, I could watch these videos all day. Thank you.

    Nov 12, 2016

  • mark percival

    mark percival

    Love these videos and the Road Trip series. Thank you!

    Nov 12, 2016

  • t und etwas vor dem k

    t und etwas vor dem k

    one of the coolest channels on earth with some pretty cool guy. ;-) monsieur deschoux is just awesome. love the story about the bus.

    Nov 11, 2016

  • JF schnell

    JF schnell

    AM I the only one feeling jeaulous of not being on this road trip... ok... I will have to plan a trip of my own on sometime in the future.

    Nov 11, 2016

  • Andrew Steel

    Andrew Steel


    Nov 11, 2016

  • dinesh jiawan

    dinesh jiawan

    This Guy is a real watch enthusiast. Keep it up. 👍👍👍

    Nov 11, 2016

  • MrMuttonhollow


    Marc, another great video. I love this series. Keep them coming.😄⏱

    Nov 10, 2016

  • Paul and Sue Roberts

    Paul and Sue Roberts

    Once again another great episode...

    Nov 10, 2016

  • yiannis merianos

    yiannis merianos

    elamel ,engraving , micro painting! probably one of the coolest thing's you can't watch!

    Nov 10, 2016

  • Amintas Neto

    Amintas Neto

    Very cool video. See you next week at Dubai Watch Week Marc!

    Nov 10, 2016

  • infamous khan

    infamous khan

    great videos ... keep it up .. All the best

    Nov 10, 2016

  • Luis Navarrete

    Luis Navarrete

    A very informative video. History, tradition, and social significance. Thank you.

    Nov 10, 2016

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