A Deeper Insight into the Art of Watchmaking

Upcoming Course Dates

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Introduction to Watches Course

Presented by Adrian Hailwood, this one-day course takes an in-depth look at fine watchmaking and provides a comprehensive
view of the watch market.

£495 pp

A Deeper Insight into the Art of Watchmaking - One Day Course

Benefits for you?

By the end of this one-day course you will have a comprehensive understanding on the more complex elements of watch making. This will include complications, case features, and the wide variety of manufacturing methods used in both vintage and modern timepieces. We will also examine the modern watch market and the relative brand positions within it. 

Benefits for your organisation?

Employees who engage more confidently with clients, offering information and handling questions, will build a better rapport and transact more business for you. Customers will have greater trust in you if your staff display knowledge and expertise.

Who is this course for?

This course is for those with some experience of watches already or building on Adrian's 'An Introduction to Watchmaking - The Fundamentals one-day course.  Suitable for Valuers, Auction House Specialists, Pawnbrokers, Retailers, Novice Collectors, and anyone who wants a comprehensive introduction to the fascinating world of watches.


Courses are held in London, Birmingham, and Manchester.  If you require the content of any of these courses tailored to your organisation or have more than eight people to train, it may be better for you to host a private event. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss this.

Course Content - What will you learn?

  • Complications: Complete Calendar, Annual and Perpetual Calendars. Fly-back Chronographs, Split-Chronographs, Equation of Time and Astronomical displays, Quarter and Minute Repeaters, Alarms, Tourbillons and Carrousels

  • Bezels: No-deco Dive bezels, Count-down bezels, Slide rule bezels, Weems bezel, Hour angle bezel, City rings. Pulsation, Tachymeter and Telemeter scales

  • Manufacturing methods and degrees of finishing from mass machining to hand work

  • The history and current market positioning of the major commercial brands, including Rolex, Omega, Breitling, Cartier, TAG Heuer, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin

By the end of the day you will be able to discuss watch complications and features in detail with your clients. You will be confident in knowing what makes a watch 'haute horology' and the relative positioning of the major compemporary watch brands. You will be inspired to keep learning about the facinating world of watches both vintage and modern.