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I just discovered that Australia has its own watch manufacturer!...April 6 2011 at 12:43 AM
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Chascomm (Login Chascomm_)
Chinese Watch Guru
from IP address 126.96.36.199
From her website:
"Eva was born in Berlin, Germany. When she was 16 years old she began to study watchmaking, a beautiful old handcraft that she had a keen interest in. In 1995, at the age of 23, she achieved her Masters Degree in watchmaking from the chamber in Hildesheim, Germany.
Always up for new challenges and eager to learn, Eva went on to gain experience by working amongst some of the world's best watchmakers in Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, the USA and Australia, where she has now settled. Over these past years, Eva has restored countless wrist watches, pocket watches and clocks back to life.
Eva is a ROLEX specialist. For 6 years, she trained and worked within the Company in Geneva, Switzerland and at the ROLEX Service Centers in Cape Town, South Africa and in Sydney's Australia Square.
Eva now exclusively builds custom-designed precision watches entirely by hand. Since 2004, these unique and sought-after masterpieces with their complicated mechanisms have found their way into the homes of collectors and watch lovers from all over the world. Counting among the many proud owners, a well-known President.
since 2007: EVA LEUBE WATCHMAKING is based in Manly, near Sydney/Australia. The company specializes in the manufacture of unique Handmade Watches and the development of new and unusual mechanisms. All watches leave the workshop with a 2-year warranty.
Manufacturing of handmade, custom-designed watches with THOMAS PRESCHER in Twann/Switzerland, including double-retrograde time indication and flying multiple-axis tourbillons. www.prescher.ch
2004: Completed 8 months of vocational training at chronometer and complications-specialist ULYSSE NARDIN in Le Locle/Switzerland and in Boca Raton/Florida. www.ulysse-nardin.com
2000-2004: Employed at ROLEX AUSTRALIA in Sydney, Australia Square. Completed Vocational Training Course 2 with ROLEX in Geneva.
1998-2000: Employed at CHRONOS MASTER WATCHMAKERS in Cape Town/South Africa. This included Vocational Training Course 1 with ROLEX in Geneva.
1995-1998: Employed as Master Watchmaker in a 4th-generation family-owned watch company in Luzern/Switzerland.
1995: Studied at Masterschool in Hildesheim/Germany. Attained Masters Certificate in Watchmaking in September 1995.
1992-1994: Watchmaker in Antique Watch and Clock Store in Berlin/Germany.
1988-1992: Apprenticeship as a Watchmaker in Berlin/Germany. "
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