Last year Richemont announced its acquisition of Watchfinder.com, sealing its entry into the pre-owned market. More recently, the multi-brand Bucherer store in Geneva opened a fourth-floor Gallery dedicated to the buying and selling of vintage watches. And Antoine de Macedo in Paris? He has been buying, selling and servicing high-end pre-owned watches for 33 years.
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.
To coincide with Swiss Anti-Counterfeiting Day which will take place on 22 March 2013, theorganisers are launching a short film competition open to the public on the theme “United againstPiracy”. The winners of the Jury Prize and Public Prize will be presented with a genuine prestigewatch.
Pierre-Yves Donzé, Associate Professor and Hakubi Scholar at Kyoto University, has examined the reasons behind the collapse of the Swiss watch industry in the 1980s, and how it managed to bounce back.
For the first time, fake Swiss watches of real technical sophistication are coming out of China. Sometimes sold at the same price as the originals, they result in lost earnings and harm the brand image of Swiss watchmaking.
The costly material from which it is made, the elegance of its design, and its technical sophistication make the silver table clock by Johann Sayller (1597–1668) one of the master pieces in the collection of about 700 clocks and watches in the Württemberg Landesmuseum.
The new Tank Anglaise watch by Cartier is about to take the markets by storm, an opportunity to paint a brief portrait of one of the most iconic collections in the history of time measurement.
A seventeenth-century masterpiece, this exquisitely engraved pocket watch displays calendar and astronomical functions.