Watch exteriors and decoration


Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Length of training:
2 years
Diploma CP
Admission condition

Compulsory education completed

A combination of training at a specialist dial-making company, usually in La Chaux-de-Fonds or Le Locle, and studies at a vocational college, this two-year course introduces the dialprinter apprentice to dialwork on hand-operated machines, and using automatic transfer and screenprinting machines. Lessons covering watchmaking theory, technical drawing, chemistry, toxicology, product knowledge, general education and inter-company courses complete the curriculum.

Source: Convention patronale de l’Industrie horlogère suisse, Training regulation, April 19th 2012

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