Today I will be flying to Geneva to learn how to make a watch and one of you is joining me. If you recall, back in December 2012, our monthly giveaway was for either a Frederique Constant (or Alpina) watch, and the grand prize was a trip to Geneva to build your own watch and take it home with you. Well, now our grand prize giveaway winner, Mr. Andrew E. and I will be fulfilling the experience at the headquarters of Frederique Constant this week.
This will be the first time either of us will build a watch. Frederique Constant boasts some nice in-house designed and produced movements, and we will get guidance from their top watch makers. One of them will be the talented Pim Koeslag, who also produces the watches for Frederique Constant’s very high-end DeMonaco brand.
During the week, our team will be sharing updates from the manufacture mostly on the aBlogtoWatch Facebook page, Twitter, as well as on the aBlogtoWatch Instagram feed. Note that we will be using the tag #fcwatchweek if you’d like to follow or respond to it. We will record a lot of video as well, to hopefully memorialize the experience in a way that will be exciting to the aBlogtoWatch audience. As always, if you have questions or are curious about the watch making process then simply submit your comments and let us know. We realize that few people will have the opportunity to assemble a mechanical watch movement themselves so sharing the moments involved is important to us.