The Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking Schools

At the Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking School, we offer the opportunity to study the art of Swiss watchmaking in a comprehensive course developed in partnership with the Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program (WOSTEP).

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The Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking Schools Maintaining a Noble Tradition.

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The main course, for which no tuition fees are charged, is full-time and consists of 3,000 hours of instruction.

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Biel, May 13, 2014


We are glad to inform you that 47 Swatch Group students at our Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking School and our partner school in Manchester (UK) have successfully passed the 2013 final examination.

70 new students started to study the 3,000-hour program at our Nicolas G. Hayek Watchmaking School and 4 Swatch Group students started to studay at our Partner School in Manchester (UK).

We would like to congratulate all our 2013 graduates and to offer our most sincere thanks to our dedicated and enthusiastic teachers, who thrive on seeing their students succeed.

The results highlight the quality of teaching offered in our watchmaking schools.

In the coming years our aim is to continue to strengthen synergies and best practices between our schools.


Nicolas G. Hayek, Founder

I admire watchmakers. They are sculptors and artists who have to be able to balance the time-honoured traditions of watchmaking while mastering today’s cutting-edge technology. The uniqueness of their profession opens unknown horizons which embrace the planets and stars and dance with the mysterious universe.

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