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Awards Presented in Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision CompetitionsharetweetshareOn April 14 and 15 this season, 18 students from six Swiss watchmaking schools took part in the second Patek Philippe Artisanship and Precision Competition. The winners were honored on May 28, 2011, after a celebration on the Patek Philippe Museum inside the existence of Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern in addition to Robert Anguenot and Daniel Rochat. Your competitors affirms Patek Philippe's intention to construct solid, long-lasting partnerships with Swiss watchmaking schools. The thought behind your competitors comes from some pot initiative involving workers of the Patek Philippe departments for watch manufacturing, international customer care replica watches , recruiting, sales & marketing replica phone watches , and administration in addition to from the Patek Philippe Museum.A tournament to learn New Watchmaking TalentThe levels of competition are a part of an exercise initiative and its theme reflects Patek Philippe's fundamental values of artisanship and precision, as reflected inside requirements from the Patek Philippe Seal. The competition permits goal evaluation of the trainees' professional abilities by creating equal and fair conditions for all those participants.The technical exams were located in their workshops and supervised using a jury of senior Patek Philippe staff: Robert Anguenot (Director, Watchmaking Department and President in the Jury), Dominique Charpy (Head, Watchmaker Training), Vincent Lemmelet (Head, Advanced Technical Training), Carlos Dos Santos (Head, Reglage Atelier), and Patrick Conus (Watchmaker Training Instructor).The next edition from the competition also aimed to make the trainees conscious of the value of professional skills (reliability, precision, manual finishing, reglage) and find out the best among the most promising talents in an initial phase. The pedagogical goal of this method is further sustained by the workshop's workers who make valuable know-how and expertise available. Additionally, competition offers the participants having a unique probability to work towards a high-quality mechanical movement that fulfills the strict criteria on the Patek Philippe Seal.Moreover, the winners on this competition are now being because of the possibility to enrich their professional knowledge about an internship at Patek Philippe's workshops, and also the winner of the first prize can even be able to spend some time within the company's service centers abroad.Participating SchoolsThe participants within this year's competition hail out there schools: ?CFPT - Ecole d'Horlogerie de Geneve ?Ecole Technique en el Vallee de Joux ?CEJEF- Ecole des Metiers Techniques de Porrentruy ?CIFOM - Ecole Technique du Locle ?ZeitZentrum Uhrmacherschule Grenchen ?CFP BielTheoretical and Practical Introduction with Center on Reglage and BalancesOn the first day, the candidates in the participating watchmaking schools (3 per school) paid a visit to several departments with the manufacture (Balance Springs, Reglage, Haute Horlogerie, International Customer Service), rolex daytona weight watches accompanied by instructors. The tour was followed by a theoretical introduction and also a series of practical exercises performed by the candidates.The theoretical introduction became a preparation to the rate accuracy adjustment process (reglage) as well as the aesthetic aspects and different types of balance designs used by Patek Philippe. Inside the subsequent practical session, we were holding in the position to understand the art of dynamic adjustment (poising) on a real object, still beyond the curriculum with the competition.The ExaminationsThe trainees dynamically adjusted a Patek Philippe manually wound caliber 215 movement. In a simplified form, the examination comprised this: lubrication of the shock absorber about the plate and bridge side, adjustment of the end shake from the balance, alignment on the hairspring (truth inside the flat along with the round), dynamic poising on the balance, and precision adjustment.In assessing the candidates, enough time taken to the examination tasks, the parts used, and obviously the final results with their work counseled me considered.The outcomes showed a really uniform picture regarding the success and also the abilities with the candidates, which manifests the consistently high level of education provided by the faculties that taken part in competition. The examinations was held in a really congenial atmosphere, along with the candidates were encouraged to actively exchange views. Their dedication exceeded all expectations.Award Presentation with the Patek Philippe MuseumDuring a celebration on the Patek Philippe Museum on May 28, 2011, the awards were offered to the 5 prize winners by President Thierry Stern and the individuals the jury. The prizes (see below) offer the future watchmakers from the top three ranks the opportunity of an internship from the company's workshops. There, they are going to experience in the beginning hand you can actually culture and philosophy, work towards manually wound and self-winding calibers, and be able to go to different production facilities of Patek Philippe in Geneva (Plan les Ouates and Perly). With this internship week, they may also meet students business affiliated watchmaking schools (Hiko Mizuno College in Tokyo, C.A.P.A.C. Trade Polytechnic Institute in Milan, IES-SEP Mare de Deu de la Merce in Barcelona, along with the Lycee Technique Diderot in Paris).Additionally, the winner with the first prize will be given possibly a week's internship at the service center of just one of Patek Philippe's European subsidiaries.In 2012, Patek Philippe intentions to organize 1 / 3 edition from the "Concours de Bienfacture et Precision" in cooperation with participating watchmaking schools.Prizes: ?1st prize: One week of education in the Patek Philippe workshops in Geneva + 1 week of your practice for a Patek Philippe service center in Europe + 1 tool set ?2nd prize: 2 weeks of education for the Patek Philippe workshops in Geneva + 1 tool set ?3rd prize: 1 week to train at the Patek Philippe workshops in Geneva + 1 tool set ?4th prize: 1 tool set ?5th prize: 1 tool setWinners in the Patek Philippe Concours de Bienfacture et de Precision 2011: ?First: Samuel Schmid ZeitZentrum Uhrmacherschule Grenchen ?Second: Guy Wagner Ecole Technique en Vallee de Joux ?Third: Mickael Boissenin CIFOM - Ecole Technique du Locle ?Fourth: Jonathan Barbier CIFOM - Ecole Technique du Locle ?Fifth: Baptiste Adam CEJEF - Ecole des Metiers Techniques de PorrentruyBelow, the winners with Patek Philippe President Thierry Stern.sharetweetshare replica breitling leather band watches
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