(NEW YORK) Two of the world’s oldest horological organizations are joining forces to teach horology classes in London on August 31 and September 1, 2019.
With a combined existence of over 300 years, the Horological Society of New York (HSNY) (founded in 1866) and the British Horological Institute (BHI) (founded in 1858) are making history with their first partnership to advance the art and science of horology.
The BHI, who recently celebrated its 161st anniversary on June 15, is welcoming America’s oldest watchmaking guild across the pond to teach HSNY’s coveted Traveling Education courses, which cover lessons in movement mechanics, gear training, and winding and setting. Classes will be hosted at The Clockworks, a unique studio in London centered around electric clocks that combines a museum, workshop, library and meeting space under one roof.
HSNY’s first visit to Europe will be presented by Vincent Robert, Director of Traveling Education, who along with a BHI instructor, will guide an intimate group of students in finding out what makes a mechanical movement tick. Each four-hour course will include the disassembly and reassembly of an ETA 6497 movement for the duration of the course, along with explanations of proper usage of watchmaking tools and of modern horological terminology and theories. No prior experience is required for horology enthusiasts to enroll.
HSNY’s Traveling Education courses in London will be offered (in BST) on Saturday, August 31 (9:00AM – 1:00PM & 2:30PM – 6:30PM) and Sunday, September 1 (9:00AM – 1:00PM & 2:30PM – 6:30PM).
Admission is $500 USD and ticket sales are directly reinvested into HSNY’s ongoing educational mission. The Clockworks is located at 6 Nettlefold Place, West Norwood, London SE27 0JW, UK.