Luxury Watch Recruitment – Jobs at Patek Philippe

Posted on 11 October 2007 by Papessa

The luxury watch making sector is continuing its meteoric rise with profits continuing to increase as the world’s wealthy seek out expensive products to spend their money on.

One luxury watch manufacturer, PATEK PHILIPPE, a prestigious brand based in Geneva with an illustrious history making expensive precision watches, is currently seeking to hire so many professionals they needed a full page advertisement this week to list them all. Their largest offices in Geneva are in Plan-les-Ouates.

Among the roles they are trying to recruit for are:

Master Watchmakers skilled in ‘Complications.’ They are seeking to recruit several master watchmakers, who have CFC Watch making certifications or something equivalent and at least 5 years of experience assembling complex high-end watches. The sort of experts they want to hire master the precision design and assembly of high caliber micromechanics and movements.

Junior Watchmakers, who have a CFC certificate or equivalent and at least 2 years of experience assembling high-end watches.

Finishers and Assemblers who are skilled at finishing watch chassis, boxes and high-end bracelets. These professionals should have 5 years of experience working with precious metals or gems like gold and platinum and be skilled at finishing, polishing, and table mounted stonecutting.

Micromechanics are also being sought – professionals with a CFC in micromechanics and a strong experience in working with conventional or digital machinery. They should have solid experience working with the manufacture of watch components for movements.

Methodologists with a diploma ET en mechanics as well as 3 years of experience in a similar position. Possessed of an analytical mind and a mastery of I.T. tools in CAD and CAMM, the candidates they are seeking will be able to modify or create procedures and plans for the necessary operations to the manufacture of components of watch movements.

The Methods Officers will take part in the industrialization of new products as well as new procedures. A knowledge of Quality Control is very important.

All interested candidates for any of the above positions may inquire or apply to the address below. Note that Patek Philippe is a prestigious employer and is very demanding as to the character of those they hire: meticulous, precise, autonomous, working well in a team as well as independently…. The company routinely offers internal training on its movements and calibers, as well as providing flextime work conditions. They are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants should (indicate what opening they are applying for and) send along with their CV a letter of motivation, copies of their diplomas and work certificates to Monsiuer M. Nicod, Ressources Humaines, PATEK PHILIPPE, Case Postale 2654, 1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland, or by email to

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