In the tradition of the guild
"To the moment, may I say: linger awhile, you are so beautiful..."
said Goethes Faust. Throughout time so many of us would like to
capture time in a bottle, to preserve that moment of joy.
But time cannot be controlled or ignored, it pulls us along with
it and lets the most cherished moments slip into the past.
Kurt Schaffo must also accept this undeniable fact, because hi is
confronted with it daily. Day by day his handscreate these sentinels
of time that reflect an unimaginable beauty. Like a monk in his
cell, isolated in the solitude of the Neuenburger Jura heights,
he meticulously joins miniscule parts of an almost diabolic gear
For fifteen years now, Kurt Schaffo has been a member guild of the
traditional watch-makers. He rigorously adheres to the stringent
rules of an art of which masterpieces are kept in museums; timepieces,
one of a kind, often very complicated and always handmade.
Each one is a small wonder, that are named with reservation "Watches".
What is the purpose of these creations of gold, precious stones
and shimmering enamel? How much does the filigry piece cost? One
dares not ask the price, as one holds the small jewel. Its creater
answers with a knowing laugh, "One cannot live just from this
Experts from all around the world know this address above Le Locle
as one of the cradles of Swiss watchmaking. Whether they are collectors
or admirers of beautiful and exclusive individual objects, they
can reveal their wishes to Kurt Schaffo no matter how complicated
they are. He does his best to turn these wishes into reality, because
every customer is a friend that shares the same passion.
It goes witjout saying that every piece is extremely precise in
keeping time and is accompagnied by a certificate of originality.
The price - it can be thousands or hundreds of thousands- depending
on the material and the complexity of the mechanics.
Artisan d'horlogerie fine
Monts 76 / CH-2400 Le Locle
Tél.:+41 32 931 42 32 Fax +41 32 931 54 93