Tuesday, January 17, 2012

SIHH 2012 : Philippe Dufour/ Robert Greubel/ Steven Forsey collaboration

Before you all fall off your seats, no, this is not a collaboration on a new watch.

Instead, it's a joint venture by the three individuals in the title to establish a training program for established watchmakers to learn the "old skills" which are rapidly disappearing as a result of increased automation, CNC machines etc.

For now I will just post some quick snaps. A separate room has been set up at the Greubel Forsey booth at SIHH 2012 and in it, I found the maestro himself with his new disciple (whose name I did not record, but he is an established watchmaker and teacher at a watchmaking school).

As I was snapping, Steven Forsey turned up to inspect things.

Will report more about this when I have a little more info.

Much more to come...stay tuned....same Tart-time, same Tart-channel.

[Tony P]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's great to see an initiative to keep those "old skills"
alive and well.

And looking forward to some more of your great pics
Tony, thanks for sending them through.

Cheers John