The profil of the craftsmen, clockmakers:
Education and Experience
Jacques Duvoisin represents the fifth generation of clockmakers in his family; brought up to the work at his father's side, he has known the trade from an early age.
Before starting his own business, Jacques Duvoisin spent ten years working for OMEGA, not so much to improve his knowledge of clockmaking but especially to get used to the contraints of living in a professional and industrial environment.
In his free time, he has continually worked to refine his skills in the domain of antique clocks (and of their position in domestic life) collecting documents about them (and studying them as well!)
From the left to the right:
Christian Loutz, Jacques Duvoisin, Arlette Duvoisin, Isabelle Loutz and his brother Gilles Duvoisin (owner of Ace Guitars)
From his childhood, Christian developed his mechanical mind in "modifying his boguet" (in Switzerland, a boguet is a motor cycle). Because of his ingenuous desire for improving the engines by reaming cylinders, rectifying and machining the crankshaft and other mechanical components, Christian, quite naturally, undertook an apprenticeship of car mechanic. After a few years in this field, he realized that his desire of precision work would hardly be satisfied. He thus changed his career direction and "sharpened" his capacities by developing his microtechnic sens through his work in two large companies of the Neuchâtel area. He worked at the development and fine tuning of complex machines, a job requiring good knowledge in mechanics, micromechanics and even pneumatics. He widened thus his range of knowledge and developed his acuity for the search for solutions with sometimes extremely complex problems.
By his marriage with Isabelle Duvoisin, Christian has quickly
been "soaked" in the environment surrounding the work of a clockmaker.
He was already familiar with this clock-making environment since his relatives
(Couvoisier) were also active in the clock industry from several generations.
Great-great-grandson of Paul Courvoisier (Manufacture of dials La Berna),
Christian even uses still today some tools of his forefathers!
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