Origin of Etablee
Watchmakers need a stable and raised work surface to execute the detailed construction of a high caliber timepiece. Comfort is also a priority, as long hours spent at the bench can wear on the back and arms of the craftsman. Whether assembling a new movement, repairing an internal mechanism, or placing a highly tuned escapement, these factors are paramount for performing this craft.
Vincent has dedicated his life to timepiece training and education, traveling the world to spread his knowledge. Matthew has been surrounded by haute luxury for over a decade.
Together, they have teamed up to create a tool that is as highly crafted as the timepieces that inspired its conception. What has been designed is a workbench that can travel and provide all of these features in a lightweight, durable and sophisticated package.
Founder of TimeTechnics, a watchmaking education company, Vincent Robert also dedicates his time as Director of Traveling Education for the Horological Society of New York and trainer to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. Watchmaker by trade, Vincent spent his early years in Switzerland forging his skills at the bench alongside such notable brands as Jaeger-Lecoultre and Harry Winston. Expanding his reach, Vincent moved to New York City, launching a service center catering to the North American market. With his attention shifting towards education, Vincent took on a trainer role, instructing professionals of the watch industry around the world.
As director for a major luxury House, Matthew Coleman is exposed daily to the ultimate in craftsmanship and haute horology. A 6th generation jeweler, he spent his early days in his family’s 150+ year old Baltimore jewelry store, immersing himself in jewelry and timepieces and developing a keen eye for the trade. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Business, Matthew continued his study of the industry, working at the family business. His quest for knowledge took him to California, where he attended the Gemological Institute of America. Matthew's degrees include Graduate Jeweler and Graduate Gemologist.