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New chair at EPFL to promote use of nanotechnology in Swiss watch industry

Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe will fund a professor and a research team at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.


The luxury watch manufacturer Patek Philippe is to endow a chair at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) dedicated to the application of new micro- and nanotechnologies to watchmaking.

The chair will be associated with the Institute of Microengineering (IMT) and based in Neuchâtel. Patek Philippe will fund the position of a professor and his or her research team, and EPFL will provide the infrastructure at IMT.

IMT, set up in 2009 to create a centre of excellence,...



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