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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
Longitude at sea: from compass to chronometer

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.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Gian Pozzy
5 min read
History & Masterpieces
Iconic watches

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.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Michael Balfour
4 min read
The Tiffany vs. eBay lawsuit nears its verdict

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.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Katja Schaer
5 min read
History & Masterpieces
From workbench to brand
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
1 min read
"Fighting the counterfeit industry has become an increasingly complex task"

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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Quentin Simonet
8 min read
Musée Patek Philippe à Genève © Patek Philippe Museum
History & Masterpieces
Public museums or private museums?

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.

Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Luc Debraine
5 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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