Richemont Group Campus Genevois de Haute Horlogerie
Richemont Group reinforces its roots in Geneva and its involvement in the local economy with an investment of over 100 million Swiss francs. The large and innovative project is called the « Campus Genevois de Haute Horlogerie ». The project will result in the creation of a 30,000 sqm integrated work site in Meyrin.
The Campus will bring together several major high-end Geneva watchmakers in their own premises: the headquarters of the Maison Roger Dubuis, the watchmaking workshop of the Maison Van Cleef & Arpels, production workshops of Vacheron Constantin and the « Manufacture Stern, Genève 1898 ». Stern Création – manufacturer of high-end dials – and the Manufacture Genevoise de Haute Horlogerie – specialised in components of watch movements, 100% Hallmark of Geneva – will join forces to enhance the technicality and creativity of their products.
At the heart of the Campus, a brand new concept will come to life to develop the capabilities of Richemont’s Maisons: the Learning and Apprenticeship Centre for Haute Horlogerie. With 45 seats available from the start and the ability to deliver official certifications, the Centre will ensure the sustainability of the watchmaking profession and of traditional craftsmanship, and the development of the Group’s employees.
In addition, the Campus will host a Research Centre for Watchmaking, with the mission to develop new technologies to sustain the impressive level of innovation and quality of our Maisons. Richemont will invest approximately 60 million Swiss francs on training and research over ten years.