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Jan 14, 2016

Exhibition: Special Star Watchmakers from the Vallée de Joux

Tags: Audemars Piguet, Birth of a watch, Blancpain, Breguet, Calibre 89, Crafstmanship, Espace horloger de la vallée de Joux, Etablissage, Exceptionnal skills, Greubel Forsey, Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Mechanical watchmaking, Patek Philippe, Ref. 57260, Romain Gauthier, Super complications, Supportive community, Vacheron Constantin, Vallée de Joux Watch Museum


Still today, the most respected watch brands in world, brands like Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Breguet, and Blancpain to name a few, maintain their own workshops dedicated to highly complex watches in the Vallée de Joux. The region is famous for its inhabitants’ ability to conceive, manufacture, and assemble major complications such as chronographs, striking mechanisms, and calendars – and even combine them within the same movement.

The Henry Graves Supercomplication by Patek Philippe, which sold last year at Sotheby’s for $24 million, was built there and involved seven different watchmakers and craftsmen. This particular know-how in watchmaking as well as the incredible products that result are the focus of the current “Star Watch” exhibition at the Espace Horloger – Watch Museum of Le Sentier in the Vallée de Joux. We went up there on a snowy day to visit the exhibition, which is very worthwhile.

Don’t wait too long to see it; it closes on April 24, 2016.

All the details here



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  • Abhishek Srivastava

    Abhishek Srivastava

    I want to see the inside of the 57 complication watch.

    Jan 15, 2016

  • Peter K

    Peter K

    Well done

    Jan 14, 2016

  • Simondo

    Simondo

    fantastic pieces

    Jan 14, 2016

  • Sombat cambodia

    Sombat cambodia

    See Video You it Good Love ⌚👍

    Jan 14, 2016

  • timstring0902

    timstring0902

    Nice to see the legacy and history of watchmakers is preserved so well :)

    Jan 14, 2016

  • TheAppleG1

    TheAppleG1

    Bonjours! A nouveau une très bonne video Serez-vous au SIHH cette année ?

    Jan 14, 2016

  • yiannis merianos

    yiannis merianos

    so? every region has a speciality! which? region is responsible for dive watches!

    Jan 14, 2016


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