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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.