WOSTEP is an independent and neutral institution that is recognised as an exemplary training center in the field of watchmaking.
WOSTEP is financed by its members which include leading Swiss watch brands, watchmaking organisations, other associated sectors and retailers in Switzerland and around the world.
WOSTEP Foundation - Sponsored by Audemars Piguet, Bulgari, Chopard, Parmigiani Fleurier, Patek Philippe, Richemont International, Rolex, Swatch Group, TAG Heuer.
WOSTEP now has over 100 members including representatives of the leading watch brands, manufacturers of movements and complicated watches, retailers in Switzerland and abroad, watchmaking organisations, allied trades and firms that manufacture electronic and workshop equipment, spare parts and tools.
The Partnership includes 12 schools around the world with 3 additional projects in preparation.
Swiss movement manufacturer ETA SA has been developing and producing calibres for the watch industry since 1793. This expertise laid the foundations for the emergence of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of watches and movements. From research and development to global service, every quartz and mechanical movement receives our utmost attention in terms of both materials and quality. Precision, reliability and level of performance are the key features of our products.
ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse has occupied a unique position in the watchmaking industry since 1793. Drawing inspiration from an unparalleled technical, industrial and human heritage, it has shaped its expertise (handed down over decades) to build the future.
Today, ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse uses this unique expertise as a foundation for the ongoing development of new industrialisation technologies to create ‘Swiss Made’ quartz and mechanical movements.
Its 20 production sites, located in the foothills of Jura and the Swiss cantons of Valais and Ticino, combine the company’s full expertise in the production and assembly of movements and watches which are considered global benchmarks for their reliability and performance.
ETA SA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse develops and produces quartz and mechanical watch movements. The company’s headquarters are in Grenchen (Solothurn). ETA Manufacture Horlogère Suisse is the motorist of time at the heart of the Swatch Group (www.swatchgroup.com)
Swiss Luxury Brands which uses ETA movements includes Cartier, Chopard, IWC, Mont Blanc, Omega, Panerai, Tag Heuer, Chanel, Hublot, Movado, Ebel, Graff, Harry Winston, Bvlgari , Tiffany & Co., Chaumet, Korloff, Dubey & Schaldenbrand, Breitling, IWC, Franck Muller, Corum, Louis Vuitton, Baume & Mercier, Bell & Ross, Gucci, ,Alpina Watches, Anonimo (watch), Ball Watch Company, Bedat & Co, Bell & Ross, Bulgari, Charriol, Chronoswiss, Roger Dubuis, Frédérique Constant, Glycine Watch, Hamilton Watch Company, , Hermès, Ikepod, Ulysse Nardin, Nomos Glashütte, Oris, TechnoMarine and almost everyone else. It is far easier to list all the companies that don't use ETA movements.
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