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Watch brands turn to blockchain

As discussed at one of the Watches and Wonders Geneva panels, blockchain technology is making inroads in the watch industry as a means of authentication that also opens up new possibilities for customer relations.

Monday, 26 April 2021
5 min read
Counterfeiting “costs” the Swiss watch industry CHF 2 billion

A recent OECD report shows that the watch industry is the main victim of the trade in counterfeit “Swiss” goods, losing CHF 2 billion a year in foregone sales.

Monday, 29 March 2021
3 min read
Is the future of luxury watch retail online?

How brands are rethinking retail in our "New Normal".

Monday, 05 October 2020
5 min read
Connoisseur of watches
Why blockchain could be the answer when fighting fakes

Could you tell the difference between a genuine Rolex and a fake? Each year, over 40 million counterfeit watches hit the market in more and more convincing forms. We take a look at whether Blockchain could help weed out the imposters.

Monday, 07 October 2019
10 min read
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Diamond dichotomy

Synthetic diamonds are the alchemist's dream. But not all that glitters is precious, nor even necessarily beyond reproach. A look at a fast-growing and poorly controlled market.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
6 min read
The FHH takes a true look at fakes

In 2009, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) launched a major information campaign on counterfeiting in partnership with the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) that was relayed by the international media.

Tuesday, 05 July 2011
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
2 min read
The prize ceremony was held May 25th at the Swiss Film Archive in Lausanne © FHH/Nicolas Lieber
"You can't fake expertise"

As part of its anti-counterfeiting campaign, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie invited the public and students at Lausanne university of art and design to enter a short film competition on the theme "Take a true look at fakes." Winners were presented with their prizes at a ceremony on May 25th.

Thursday, 26 May 2011
4 min read
«We can seize packages containing counterfeit goods ordered over the Internet» commented Jean-Daniel Pasche, Predident of the FH © FH
Thousands of fake watches destroyed in Switzerland

Four years after the last mass destruction of counterfeit watches in Switzerland, no fewer than 29,000 fakes went into the crusher in July to mark the coming into force of new regulations on the importing of counterfeit goods.

Friday, 19 September 2008
3 min read
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