The art of watchmaking has historically been a distinctly European pursuit. Many young artisans across the continent see watchmaking as a viable vocation to study. Sadly, the same does not hold true for students in America, where technical knowledge and expertise of luxury watchmaking is a much rarer skill set.
Thankfully, Patek Philippe is working to bridge the gap between continents with the debut of the Patek Philippe Horology Programme of New York. Only the second such program of its kind outside of Patek’s Geneva workshop, the horology programme hopes to teach young American watchmakers how to build, service and repair Patek Philippe watches in the heart of NYC, one of the largest luxury markets in the world.
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