Saturday, March 28, 2015

Charles Birchall: A new journey begins

This is a face of a truly happy man.

We are extremely happy to announce that our (former) Canadian/English student, Charles Birchall, who graduated from the school this past week, got a job with Roger W. Smith in Isle of Man, Great Britain. Charles flew over to England on Wednesday so he could settle in before starting working after Easter.

For Charles, this is an opportunity of a lifetime since Roger W. Smith is considered one of the greatest living watchmakers, if not the greatest. He is a true craftsman and his passion and love for watchmaking is endless. Mr. Smith makes his watches "the hand made way", only around 10 pieces a year and each and every one of them are a piece of art. Mr. Smith is a former apprentice of the late George Daniels whom everyone who are interested in real watchmaking should know. If not, then we recommend you use Google and educate yourself.

Charles will now continue his journey of learning from one of the best watchmakers and we wish him all the best in his new job and of course for his whole future. We are kind of jealous of Charles!

Charles could not stop smiling.
If you are interested to know more about Roger W. Smith, then here is his homepage. Then we recommend you read few articles about him, such as this one and this one. Roger's youtube channel is also worth mentioning, very interesting and educational.

Friday, March 20, 2015


We will be busy over the next few days because BaselWorld, the biggest watch- and jewelry fair in the world, is on-going. Most of the big players in the watch-and jewelry industry, and also the small players, participate in this fair which brings hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to Basel every year where the brands and the independent watchmakers introduce their novelties and socialize with their retailers.

KHWCC will be there to promote the school and do some networking so expect some inactivity until we are back. We will be posting few photos once we return to Le Locle, until then, take care and enjoy your weekend.

BaselWorld official homepage.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The blue box.

Can anyone guess what is going on here?

Sorry for the inactivity lately, we have been super busy!