Claude Bernard Serves Up Lessons In ArtisanshipWritten by Alvin Wong
Here’s a fail-safe way to know what goes into a Claude Bernard ticker: by attempting to take one apart and piece it together again.
Close to 20 guests spanning veteran watch journos to fashion bloggers attended this session hosted by Crystal Time, which distributes Claude Bernard watches. None were spared the arduous watch assembly lesson, conducted by John Lim, a watchmaker from Crystal Time.
The ‘watchmaking’ session was only half of it. Guests also tried their hands at making chocolate dessert, taught by Janice Wong, award-winning pastry chef and owner of 2AM:dessert bar where the event was held. It’s safe to say that everyone emerged from both workshops noticeably relieved and more appreciative of the work that goes into a luxury creation, whether timepiece or gourmet dessert.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.