Projects

Following a series of alarming observations, and having identified some serious shortcomings in the watchmaking field, in 2005 the idea was had to start a foundation to preserve outstanding craftsmanship. After much reflection, it became apparent that a foundation was the right solution as it was the only organisation truly suited to the objectives we had set ourselves, and one that we had set our hearts on creating.

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NAISSANCE D’UNE MONTRE (1)

Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey and Philippe Dufour, came to an alarming conclusion: due to increasing industrialisation and the massive use of automation in the watchmaking world, an entire heritage of historical and traditional manual skills and craftsmanship was on the brink of extinction.
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NAISSANCE D’UNE MONTRE 2

Under the aegis of the Time Æon Foundation, Robert Greubel, Stephen Forsey, Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei have chosen to support a new project by two young and talented watchmakers: Dominique Buser and Cyrano Devanthey.
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NAISSANCE D’UNE MONTRE 3

Time Æon Foundation joins forces with Ferdinand Berthoud for a new adventure under the name of Naissance d’une Montre 3. Sharing the same values, their perpetual quest for the transmission of knowledge and training brings the two entities together for a common purpose.
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DOMINIQUE RENAUD

The Time Æon Foundation is delighted to welcome Dominique Renaud, founder of Dominique Renaud SA, into the family. A new project is looming on the horizon, a co-creation of a watch perfectly in line with the spirit of the foundation.
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DECORATION WORKSHOP

Time Æon Foundation will be organising a series of workshops dedicated to the decoration of movement pieces. They will be led by Michel Boulanger and, depending on the date, by Philippe Dufour. The participants – students at watchmaking schools, but also watchmakers wishing to learn the basics of certain historical techniques – will be able to train in the art of bridge decoration.
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