Time for the little ones.
Vacheron Constantin hosted the much anticipated 4th edition of their Junior Watch Aficonado Workshop in Singapore earlier this year.
This hands-on workshop is designed to share the knowledge and tradition of watchmaking – Vacheron Constantin is the world’s oldest watchmaker with over 260 years of watchmaking expertise – with young watchlovers aged between 5 to 12 years old through play and engagement.
Held in the private salon of the Vacheron Constantin ION Orchard boutique, the young watch enthusiasts chose which activities they would like to start with from a play-card menu.
Donning their watchmaker coats, the children worked meticulously at the ‘Assemble your own mechanical clock’ station, where they learnt the basics of how a mechanical watch functions, explored parts of a movement, and assembled their own mechanical clock to bring home.
Parents had fun in the process too, as they helped the children through the learning process alongside the trainers.
Guests also had their professional family portraits taken with the children (in their watchmaker’s coats) and their completed clock to commemorate this special event.
A ‘Design a Watch’ competition was also held during the workshop where the children had the opportunity to chance to showcase their creativity by customising their very own Vacheron Constantin timepiece on a bag.
And at the boutique watchmaker’s workspace, the young watch enthusiasts interacted with a Vacheron Constantin watchmaker, where they viewed parts of a movement through a loupe, and explored the various tools and machines used in watchmaking.
The children got to bring home their ‘first Vacheron Constantin timepiece’ too, from a selection of temporary tattoos. They were having so much fun, no hand holding was needed during the tat process.
The workshop was officially complete with a Certificate of Completion for each young watch enthusiast, a well-deserved award for their efforts.