13 September 2021 COVID -Pass

Any person participating in our watch experience (Manufacture tours, workshop & initiation) must meet the following conditions: Present a Covid certificate: the vaccination passport or proof of a negative PCR (not older than 72 hours) or rapid antigen test (not older than 48 hours)

18 November 2021 Zenith visits

Great news! Zenith visits are reopening !

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Make your own watch La Chaux-de-Fonds

Le Garde Temps workshop

Make your own mechanical watch in this fascinating 4-hour workshop with a watchmaker-instructor.

What the activity involves

In a workshop specially dedicated to watchmaking education and exploration, you’ll become a watchmaker for the day and build your own mechanical watch. Through the detailed instructions of your trainer, you’ll learn how to use tweezers, screwdrivers and pliers, going home with your masterpiece on your wrist.


Rue des Recrêtes 1, 2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

Opening hours

Activity available all year long only on request


3-4 hours


Watch with a mechanical movement, from CHF 1280.-/ person
Watch with a skeleton mechanical movement, from CHF 2’145.-/ person

Possibility to purchase a box : CHF 25.-

Number of persons

From 1 to 6 persons

Minimum age

12 years old


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    Booking request

    Number of persons*
    Workshop choices*
    Desired date*
    Each participant has the required minimum age of 16 years old*

    General terms and conditions of Explore Swiss Watchmaking