Worldwide Partnership History

2017
  • 2016

    The fourth WOSTEP Forum is held in Neuchâtel.

    The Worldwide Partnership celebrates its 20 years’ anniversary at the same moment that WOSTEP celebrates 50 years in watchmaking education.

    A total of 77 W-01 School watches have been submitted to C.O.S.C from Partnership students around the World since the project's inception.

  • 2014

    The third WOSTEP Forum is held in Neuchâtel.

    The WOSTEP 1800-hour program is introduced to the Worldwide Partnership.

    The first W-01 School watches are completed by students of the Worldwide Partnership.

  • 2013

    Intermediate examinations are updated for the WOSTEP 3000-hour program now involving complete and encased product.

    The pivot gauge examination is phased out and the balance staff examination is introduced.

    Specialised tooling is developed by WOSTEP for the Worldwide Partnership.

  • 2012

    The second WOSTEP Forum is held in Neuchâtel.

    The WOSTEP in-house school watch calibre W-01 is introduced to the Partnership.

    Students who excel in the W-01 project are given the opportunity to submit their piece to C.O.S.C for chronometer certification.

  • 2010

    The first WOSTEP Forum is held in Neuchâtel, instructors and industry representatives attend from around the World.

    The WOSTEP 640-hour Encasing Technician program is introduced to the Worldwide Partnership.

    Development of the W-01 school-watch.

  • 2007

    The Worldwide Partnership graduates 12 sessions in 6 countries.

  • 2004

    The Worldwide Partnership now provides examinations in English, French, German, Japanese, Swedish and Mandarin.

  • 2003

    The Worldwide Partnership now provides examinations in English, French, German, Japanese, Swedish and Mandarin.

  • 1999

    8 schools graduate students in the United Kingdom, United States of America and France.

  • 1998

    The Worldwide Partnership develops educational models for classroom instruction.

  • 1997

    5 of the first Worldwide Partnership Schools graduate their first students of the 3000-hour program.

    The Partnership is now implemented in English, French and German speaking schools.

  • 1994

    The concept of the Worldwide Partnership is first presented to offer opportunities worldwide to budding watchmakers.

    The methodical guide for the 3000-hour watch repairer program is published.