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Base Elements, Technique, Schools

The HOROPEDIA Foundation’s objective is to list the most extensive watchmaking knowledge and share it with as many people as possible. The transmission of knowledge is at the heart of this approach so that no skill can be lost in the years to come.

The technical chapter represents the most ambitious section of HOROPEDIA as the subject is vast, even infinite. This encyclopedic project includes the presentation of the base elements useful to the understanding of the watchmaking know-how; tools and machines, materials, the principles of operation of a watch, complications, the various trades…

But the approach covers other aspects of the watchmaking ecosystem, such as the presentation of the various Swiss and international watchmaking schools and soon the presentation of museums, institutions linked to watchmaking or watchmaking clubs and societies around the world.

The HOROPEDIA Foundation aims to be a federative, totally neutral and independent organization, for the benefit of the art of watchmaking in the broadest sense, and has been recognized as a foundation of public interest by the cantonal authorities of Geneva. It is financed by donations.

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FIRST VIDEOS PUBLISHED!

FIRST VIDEOS ARE ONLINE!The first videos showcasing artisanal and semi-artisanal production methods of different watch components and tools are now available on horopedia.org. True to our mission of preserving watchmaking art for future generations, the HOROPEDIA...

The Foundation is born

Hello friends,   It’s been a while, but we’re back on track with our mission to transmit the know-how of watchmaking to a broader extent. And we’re proud to announce that HOROPEDIA FOUNDATION is officially established. We also launched English and German versions of...

This is only the beginning!

Today marks an important step in the HOROPEDIA project with the publication of the first version of our website. We have spent months working on it, and our first objective has been to structure all the information we want to treat in the most logical way possible....

BECOME A CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR

HOROPEDIA is a participative knowledge platform and we invite all those who wish to contribute to this adventure of sharing watchmaking knowledge to join us.

It can be additional explanations, images or other illustrations or terms not yet identified that deserve to be.

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