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.
Without longitude to steer their course, far too many sailors were lost at sea. It took centuries, and many ingenious inventions, before they were able to find the route to India or simply the way home.
This is a very interesting subject, because each one of us has a different set of ideas about exactly what constitutes an iconic timepiece. I will first address the matter by thinking about the person who decides to start a collection of favourite watches.
In its war against counterfeits, the jeweller has accused the auction site of benefiting from illegal transactions. The stakes are high, especially as eBay is facing other lawsuits outside the United States.
Marc Frisanco, an expert in the fight against counterfeiting for the Richemont Group, reviews the situation and looks at how this plague on the watch industry has become more global, more active, and how its intermediaries have grown more powerful.
The potential closing of Geneva's watch making Museum poses the question of replacing this type of institution by private areas, of which there are more and more.