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A workshop on assembling your own watch

Would you like to manufacture your own watch?

In the heart of the birthplace of watchmaking, a unique experience awaits you. Under the guidance of a master watchmaker, you can assemble your own mechanical watch and take it home !

Hundred of pieces, screws and wheelworks that are only a few millimeters small, some of them hand carved, watchmaking is an art. In the mountains of Neuchâtel - a place whose cityscape, shaped by the watchmaking industry, has earned it UNESCO World Heritage status - not only do you have the possibility to throw an eye backstage, you can build your own watch and take it home !

Workshop "The Apprentices of Time"

Located in the industrial area of Le Locle “the Apprentices of Time” workshop will immerse you in the wonders of horology. In the course of a truly unique experience, you will be able to assemble your own mechanical watch... and take it home !

Scheduled workshops

  • Activity available throughout the year, reservation required
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Number of persons: 1 to 6 people
  • Languages: fr / en / it (de with translator : price supplement of CHF 200.-)
  • Price: CHF 750.- per person

Exclusive and group workshops


  • Times and reservation on request
  • Prices: from CHF 945.- (3 to 6 persons) to CHF 1'385.- (1 to 2 persons) per person

Workshop "Le Garde Temps"

The "Garde Temps", a watchmaking discovery and training center in La Chaux-de-Fonds, invites you to put yourself in a real watchmaker's shoes. The watchmaking experiences are multiple: you can share a one-hour initiation workshop or built your own mechanical watch with a master watchmaker. Experience the workshop of your choice!


  • Activity available all year long only on request
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Languages: fr / de / en / it / cn / nl
  • Minimum age: 12 years old


  • Build your watch with a mechanical movement, 1 to 10 participants: from CHF 1'190.-/ Person
  • Build your watch with a skeleton mechanical movement, 1 to 10 participants: from CHF 1'990.-/ person

Worshop "Le Centre Horloger"

What if you had the opportunity to make your own watch?

The Centre Horloger offers you a whole new experience. Attend an exclusive training workshop hosted by a master watchmaker and assemble your own wristwatch or pocket watch.

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