Website updates: April 2024

Beginning with the basic mechanical principles that elucidate the various interactions between the main components of a timepiece, we have refined the “Movement” section. Accompanied by comprehensive articles on operation, history, and manufacturing methods, it now boasts graphical illustrations that display different parts of a movement and indicate their functions.

Fostering the educational aspect of our project, we’ve incorporated visual pedagogic materials to explain the work of a tourbillon and its contribution to the precision of mechanical watches. Shortly, we will also add a video detailing the assembly of a tourbillon cage, further highlighting Horopedia’s meticulous coverage of each topic.

The technical aspects of watchmaking are presented through videos on different types of lathes, and on the detailed process of hands stamping with a screw press.

Finally, with the aim of Horopedia to encompass all facets of the watchmaking ecosystem, we have also unveiled films on various horological institutions. One may delve into the history of the watch case industry in Jura through the presentation of the Watch Case Museum in Noirmont, comprehend the genesis of the intimate horological connections between Switzerland and France via the film on the Watchmaking and Turning Museum of Cluses, and explore the origins of Chinese timepieces from Neuchâtel with experts from the Regional Museum of Val-de-Travers.

These updates were made possible thanks to the initial donations received from the horology industry.

As Horopedia prepares for the EPHJ in June, we will be adding more videos to the website over the next months.

Watchcase museum

Watch Case Museum
Noirmont, 2024


Horopedia Foundation was established in February 2023 and given the status of public interest. Its goal is to contribute to the long-term success and visibility of the watch industry by sharing with the help of modern technologies the horological knowledge, know-how, and technical and artistic skills accumulated over the years, as well as those in the making. The Foundation Council is composed of Philippe Dufour (President), Dr. Helmut Crott, André Colard, and Marc André Deschoux.