Frédérique Constant Workshop
The workshop takes place at the Frédérique Constant manufacture, at the heart of Geneva's watchmaking suburb, Plan-les-Ouates. You will be a few hundred meters away from the HQ of Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Piaget.
The activity offered by Frédérique Constant, a more affordable Swiss brand, lasts about 2h, in a small group (maximum 6). The session starts with an overall introduction to the key components of a mechanical watch movement, and an opportunity to discover close up how they all work together. The experience is not as deep as in other similar offerings, but you will get a hands-on experience.
Chemin du Champ-des-Filles - 1228 Plan-les-Ouates (Google Maps)
When & How
Mondy to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm.
Workshop available in English and French.
Groups can be from 2 to 6 people (price is per group).
How much? 400 CHF per group
How to book? Visit the website (booking required)
SWE rating: Very good
SWE tip: The site is located within short walking distance of the Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Piaget HQs, among others, as well as Rolex's bracelet and case-making site. It's worth taking a stroll around to get a sense of the atmosphere. The buildings are all very modern, perhaps far from the image of a Swiss watchmaker in his mountains, but highly represententive of the cutting edge technology and processes used in contemporary watchmaking.