Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summertime in Le Locle

Here are some photos of Le Locle in the summertime.

Fields in Le Locle.

 The train stop at "Le Locle Col de Roches".

 Farms, fields and forest.

 One of the nice walk here.

 A typical Swiss railroad clock

A street in Le Locle.

The famous Corbusier architect made several houses in the region.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Watchmaking Bazar in Biel, Switzerland

Here are some photos from our trip to a tool fair in Biel, Switzerland. Lots of watchmakers come from far and wide to buy rare tools here.

Queue for the opening.

Things were very busy inside.

Many boxes full of tools, parts and watchmaking related things.

A poising tool found at the fair.

Nice restaurant in Biel.

 Biel is a relaxing city for strolling in the summer.

 Ancient house in the city of Biel.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Visit at Christophe Claret Watch Manufacture in Le Locle, Switzerland

Student's and teachers proudly  pose with Mr. Claret.

 Hand finishing.

 Tiny custom parts

 Quality control certificate for the watches.

 One very impressive machine. 4 years of R&D and tests...!


With the KHWCC watchmaker student's we visited Mr Claret workshops and ateliers. Almost everything is made on the spot and the creativity is big. As well all machines are very precise and most of them are custom made or custom modified. The watchmaker is still very important for all the stages of creation: Design, assembly and finishing. Thanks Mr. Claret for the visit and thanks to spend so much time with us!