At the AHCI you can touch the watchmaker who makes your watch.
The Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) is a non-profit association with the mission to perpetuate the art of independent watch and clock-making.
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Meet the watchmakers that conceived, designed and created such beautiful pieces of mechanical art. Listen, watch and understand the meaning and of each timepiece directly from the artists.
While big luxury groups have industrialised watchmaking, we shatter, then reconstruct the rules of watchmaking every time we create a new timepiece. Our art is unmistakably singular and exclusive.
We are 35 watchmakers from 11 countries, each one with a different interpretation of the art of watchmaking.
The industrialisation of watchmaking transforms unique art into a mass-market commodity, converting watchmakers into anonymous components of an endless production line.
Help keep watchmaking art alive.
YOUNG TALENT COMPETITION
Our goal is to find and support the most gifted young watchmaking apprentices in the world.