The “Industrialization Of Arts & Crafts":

The “Industrialization Of Arts & Crafts":

Postby koimaster » December 21st 2017, 10:05am

The “Industrialization Of Arts & Crafts”: Is This The Unspoken Tagline Of Many (Most?) Haute Horlogerie Brands Today?

by Ian Skellern

There was a small horological polemic recently out of Geneva caused by an employment advert from a high-end watch brand looking for a “chargé d’industrialisation métiers d’art” (“manager for the industrialization of métiers d’art”). Responsibilities include (my translation from the French), “. . . the industrialization of new métiers d’art (watches, pocket watches, and clocks).”

The brand advertising the position isn’t important as when one of the major brands does anything to save or make money, you can be sure they either all are doing the same or soon will be. ... nds-today/


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Re: The “Industrialization Of Arts & Crafts":

Postby conjurer » December 21st 2017, 10:22am

I tried (twice) to read this article, and all I get out of it is a headache.
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Re: The “Industrialization Of Arts & Crafts":

Postby foghorn » December 21st 2017, 10:31am

I made it all the way to polemic.

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Postby smellody » December 21st 2017, 11:22am

That ain't English
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Postby TemerityB » December 21st 2017, 12:03pm

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