Vacheron Constantin Imparts The Passion Of Horology To KidsWritten by Melissa Kong
Vacheron Constantin shares the passion of watchmaking with young watch lovers.
Proving you’re never too young to learn about watches, Vacheron Constantin hosted a Junior Watch Aficionado Workshop at its Singapore ION Orchard boutique on 9 July 2016. Little ones from the age of four to 12 were invited to learn about the manufacturer’s 261 years of watchmaking and explore the craft through different activities.
Two Vacheron Constantin watchmakers were on hand to guide the children through the basics of mechanical watch functions and movements. Parents were also encouraged to work with their children as they assembled their very own mechanical clock.
Other activities included customising their own Vacheron Constantin timepiece on a bag and visiting the watchmaker’s workspace to view the tools and apparatus used. The children also had an opportunity to look at parts of a movement through a loupe. At the end of the workshop, the young watch aficionados all received a certificate of completion to take home as a souvenir of their day in the world of horology.
Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".