Longtime Swiss watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre is now offering hands-on watchmaking classes called “Discovery Workshops”. Eight participants will be able to learn from experts about the inner workings of watches. Each workshop has a theme and students will be able to learn why watches make the classic “tick-tock” sound and more on the subject in the “Sound Maker Class”. Each class will be about 3 hours in length and be a mix of hands-on learning and technical academic teaching. Along with the workshops, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be offering tours of the manufacture that focus on it’s history – you can even opt to do a workshop and tour for just a few hundred dollars. It seems like there is strong interest, as the workshops were announced on May 5 and were fully sold out up to May 21 within a day. Find more information at Jaeger-LeCoultre’s website.
I am based in South Africa and I would like to study watchmaking, how do I go about starting the process.