Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Giuseppe Picchi

Photo de monsieur Picchi dans son atelier.

Giuseppe is passionate about watchmaking, his passion began at the age of 18 at the end of his apprenticeship as a watchmaker and dressmaker at the Technical School of La Chaux de Fonds in Switzerland.

He was contacted by Longines on the recommendation of one of his professors. Where, he was offered a position with the after sales service (SAV). At his first job, Giuseppe was responsible for various tasks for the repair of watches.

Then he continued are evolution towards the discovery of new company with different positions of responsibility such as: Richemont Group where he was in charge of the after-sales service, Concord as quality and training manager or at Vacheron Constantin for the skeletonization of special movements as well as in the capacity of watchmaker prototypist.

He also had the opportunity to work with major brands in the canton of Neuchâtel, such as:

  • Girard Perregaux where he was technical manager, new product implementation and responsible for movement assembly.
  • Tag Heuer - Production Manager, management of a team of 50 people, development and production of the V4 movement and organization of the production flow.
  • Corum - Production and Technical Manager, management of a team, management of tooling and technical study of prototypes for production.

Following his experiences in large and prestigious companies, Giuseppe will subsequently want to share his expert knowledge in the industry through teaching. As a teacher and trainer recognized he still trains to this day the students of the school of CIFOM in Le Locle.

Thus, in 2012 as an entrepreneur soul he founded the company Centre Horloger which offers all types of watchmaking services, coaching, training, repairs of all brands and in addition to that he also provides his expertise by the bilait of technical development of new watchmaking product on demand.

Giuseppe does not stop there, since 2015 he is also the technical director of the brand Azimuth Watch.

We arrive in 2020, during the pandemic of COVID-19 the project 6-12 was created and implemented by Giuseppe and his family.