The HOROPEDIA project was created by Marc André Deschoux together with Mr. Philippe Dufour, Dr. Helmut Crott and Mr. André Colard and was made public during the Geneva Watch Days 2022.
HOROPEDIA's goal is to contribute to the long-term success and visibility of the watch industry by sharing knowledge and highlighting the know-how as well as the technical and artistic skills accumulated over the years, as well as those in the making, mainly through video.
The website is intended to be a real watchmaking encyclopedia where new content will be published on a regular and intensive basis. Although it will be mostly self-produced, the site is meant to be participatory and open where everyone can contribute by sharing their knowledge. However, all external contributions will be validated by a Watchmaking & Cultural Committee made up of recognized experts in the field.
One of the main singularities of HOROPEDIA's approach is to put into perspective the technical terms covered according to their production methods. It is a matter of illustrating the difference between artisanal, semi-artisanal or semi-industrial methods, industrial methods or methods using totally innovative technological solutions.
One method is not better than the other, but each one addresses different issues, whether it is cost, quantity, quality or production time.
All the content is accessible to all, but in a second time the long versions of the videos produced will be made payable, either by general subscription (full access), or by consultation (single payment for a determined duration).
The objective of this is to ensure the economic sustainability of the project, because its mission is infinite as is the richness of the culture and art of watchmaking.
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 that we want to provide...