Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Basel World

Basel World
As many of our readers know, this past week was Basel World 2016.  Before we get into the juicy details of the excitement the students had we would like to talk about the things that happened preceding the big event.
CJ serious about filing

In the beginning of the week we had a new taster course student from Taiwan.  CJ has had some exposure to the industry, but would very much like to expand his skills and knowledge in this field.  He showed that he was a hard worker and was serious about his education.

Our 3 students Theren, Tomas, and Simone are working on a secret project that they will try to enter a competition with.  The AHCI has a new talents competition every year where students from all over the world can compete to win fame and glory (along with 3000 francs worth of tools).  The students have started using the pantograph to make prototypes of their secret project.  More on this later...or not because it's a secret.
Blancpain showing off their tourbillon

Ulysse Nardin boat (not meant to sail)

Cabestan making incredible movements
So...Basel World.  It was the first time for most of our students to visit this big event.  Besides the usual suspects like Rolex, Omega, Patek...etc, there were also the more interesting independent watchmaker brands, such as, Voutilainen, Sarpaneva, MBF...etc.  It was a great opportunity for our students to meet the highest level of watchmakers in the world all gathered in one single building.  More on Basel World in the upcoming post.  Enjoy the pictures.
The independents

Pictures just don't do them justice  

Winners of the 2015 young talents competition from the AHCI

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