About Us

Established in 2020, Horologium is a UK-based workshop founded by Raphael Pfund and Raquel Palmieri. Our growing team is exceptionally equipped to take care of watches from start to finish. Our services include Assembly, Service and Repairs, and Restoration, always ensuring quality and reliability.

Meet the team

Raphael Pfund

Co-founder and Lead Watchmaker

An accredited member of the BHI and graduated first of his class from the watchmaking school ZeitZentrum in Switzerland with a Federal Certificate of Proficiency specialized in servicing and restoration of contemporary and antique watches and clocks. Since then, he has gained international experience in the after sales service environment for multinational independent brands.

Raquel Palmieri

Co-founder and Director

After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Literature and Translation from Universidade Mackenzie in Sao Paulo, she has gathered experience teaching English and Portuguese in multiple countries and then after change in career paths gained valuable experience working in New York for an international beauty conglomerate while obtaining a A-Grade diploma in Business Management.

Christine Milroy

Watchmaker

Christine is an award winning jeweller and designer from Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated with a BA Honours Degree in Jewellery Design & Silversmithing from The Glasgow School of Art. Since then she participated in a 6 month internship in the Scottish Highlands before moving to Reading to pursue a career in Watchmaking. She is currently working towards her BHI qualifications.

Sam Bland

Watchmaker

Sam’s journey in the watch industry began working in retail with dozens of brands having to gain intricate knowledge on each of them. This has provided the opportunity to gain a wide scope of knowledge of the industry, paving the way to becoming a trained technician and assembler with a global watch brand. After five years in this role, he is now looking forward to growing his skill with Horologium and becoming a BHI certified watchmaker.

A look into the workshop

Founded in a little terraced house on the outskirts of Reading, Horologium has a new home in Pangbourne since June 2021, with brand new workbenches and state-of-the-art equipment.