Watchmaker’s Institute Hosts Event on Chronographs

The chronograph—one of the most revered complications in watchmaking—will be the subject of a lecture, A Night at the Museum: Start, Stop, Reset, cohosted by the American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute (AWCI) at its Harrison, Ohio, museum space.

The April 22 event is a collaboration with Cincinnati jewelry store Richter & Phillips Jewelers. The shop’s master watchmaker, Matthew Schloemer, will give the lecture on the chronograph mechanism—covering its history and demonstrating several different chronograph movements.

Schloemer graduated from the Lititz Watch Technicum in 2012 with an SAWTA certificate and AWCI CW21 certification. He was the only student in his class selected to serve six months as an apprentice with Rolex, according to a release on the event.

Guests of the event will be treated to a tour of the Orville R. Hagans History of Time Museum and be permitted to peruse the library collections. Cocktails and light refreshments will be served.

The registration fee is $50 and will “support watchmaking education.” Interested in attending? Register here.

(Photo courtesy of American Watchmakers-Clockmakers Institute)

JCK Magazine Editor