We are finally getting nice weather in Le Locle, so the school decided to have a barbecue. We went to the nicer part of town and found a spot to build a fire. We prepared an assortment of Swiss meats and vegetables to grill. It was nice to spend time outside for a change.
|Everyone enjoying themselves under the perfect weather|
|Just some of the food we feasted on for the BBQ|
The students were shown high tech materials including this Aerogel we have in the picture below. It is a cloud-like material that's extremely light and isolating. It looks delicious.
|A fluffy piece of aerogel|
Robert lent us a Chezard 7400, a jumping second mechanism, to study since one of our students is thinking about having one in his school watch. It is a clever mechanism that makes the second hand "jump" instead of the usual sweep seconds on a mechanical watch.
|A magnified view of the jumping second mechanism|
Simone came up with another unique design for one of his tools. The tripod he made looks futuristic with torch-like screws. The tripod is made from brass, but he is planning to maybe powder coat it later.
|Extremely cool design from Simone|
On the weekend we took a field-trip to Dombresson to visit one of Henrik's teachers from WOSTEP, Mr. Simonin who now currently runs a bookstore focused on watches. None of our students went home empty handed.
|Mr. Simonin is a living legend in the watch industry|
|Theren and Tomas soaking their brains in knowledge|