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FHH Academy, the bridge to understanding Fine Watches

FHH Academy at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is the only organisation in the watch industry to deliver training that leads to industry-recognised certification. Initially targeting sales staff, it now also addresses the general public through digital tools.

Thursday, 26 September 2019
6 min read
Dessau building, Walter Gropius (1925-26) - South facade
Watchmakers celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus

Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, the Staatlisches Bauhaus applied arts school in Weimar remains vastly influential, despite its shortlived existence. Its modernist precepts outlasted the century, and the Bauhaus ethos continues to inform watch design.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019
5 min read
History & Masterpieces
Seizing today for tomorrow

It all began when an artist shared a dream with a businessman. César, the famous French sculptor, told Alain Dominique Perrin, the then-President of Cartier International, that artists needed a place to give free reign to their creativity, including for monumental projects. On that day, philanthropy took on a new meaning. Alain Dominique Perrin, renowned collector and artist-lover, decided to set up a foundation entirely devoted to contemporary art, the name of which would be its only link to the luxury industry. He is still President of the Foundation to this day.

Thursday, 14 March 2013
2 min read
Anticounterfeiting fight in dubai: operation «Habibi»

In the vanguard of an anti-counterfeiting operation, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) plunges into the narrow streets of old Dubai, accompanied by the city’s police.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Michel Arnoux
5 min read
Counterfeiting on the Internet: fighting on equal terms

To combat online counterfeiters the FH has developed an ultra high-performance monitoring system designed for the watch industry but for other sectors as well.

Monday, 17 December 2012
Carole Aubert / FH
3 min read
History & Masterpieces
The art of Cartier in a clock

Clockmaking is an art which Cartier has developed since the end of the nineteenth century. While the magnetic clocks of the 1920s were characteristically sober in style, the Eden clock, one of the brand's latest creations, returns to a precious and refined aesthetic.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
4 min read
World record expected for a Breguet "sympathique" clock

On December 4th, Sotheby's will offer the Breguet "sympathique" clock, made for the Duc d’Orléans. It is estimated at USD 5 to 7 million.

Friday, 30 November 2012
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
Auction fever for George Daniel's extraordinary collection

The sale of the extraordinary horological collection belonging to the late Dr George Daniels CBE was conducted at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The proceeds of the sale will add to the already-substantial bequest he made to the George Daniels Educational Trust by the sale of his motor-car collection earlier this year.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Justin Koullapis
7 min read
The Nomos building in the old railway station
Beginner's Guide

Glashütte, the German miracle

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Written By Christophe Roulet
5 min read
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