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.
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.
Parmigiani Fleurier, in partnership with the French company Prooftag, is equipping its watches with a system that certifies the authenticity and origin of its timepieces, using Bubble TagTM technology.».
The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is the oldest surviving horological institution in the world, that also possesses a Museum which holds the oldest collection of clocks, watches and sundials to be found anywhere in the world.
Five years into its association with the Venice International Film Festival, held early September, Jaeger-LeCoultre was again a focus of attention in the City of the Doges. The Manufacture has played an even more important role since 2008, when it became one of the event’s three main partners.
Emperors were fascinated by the chiming clocks brought to China by Western missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the Imperial Court lost no time in creating its own workshops.
Just as brands are developing new systems to authenticate their watches, so counterfeiters are stepping up a gear too.
The Le Brassus Manufacture pulled out all the stops for its new corporate film. A year in the making, it includes scenes shot in the studios, on location and 3D animations. The result is five minutes of pure cinema.