The Swiss made label for the watch industry will be strengthened by the introduction of a minimum rate of Swiss value of 60% and by the requirement that technical development must be carried out in Switzerland. A decisive step has been taken in finalising the project and the Swiss made label will be very significantly strengthened as a result, in the interest of consumers and of Switzerland’s industrial fabric.
Events celebrating the 175th anniversary of Patek Philippe were hugely successful. The major celebration began on 1st May this year within the family and on the brand’s website. It continued in the summer with the spectacular Geneva Festival fireworks display supported by Patek Philippe.
Indirect shock tests for wristwatches (shocks whilst being worn) proposed by the Laboratoire Dubois in La Chaux-de-Fonds have been audited by the Swiss Accreditation Service (SAS). For information, this service evaluates and accredits conformity evaluation bodies in accordance with international standards.
During the second half of 2014 the FH was particularly active in the fight against counterfeiting, especially in Dubai and Morocco. On the territory of Dubai, the FH continued to cooperate with local police through the intermediary of its agent.
Hublot has decided to raise its profile in a new world of sport: cricket. The announcement was made on 23 November simultaneously in two cities. In New Delhi, Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the brand, announced a new partnership which sees the manufacturer become the official timekeeper of the Cricket World Cup in 2015.
The shared history between Jaeger-LeCoultre and polo dates back to 1931 with the first appearance of the legendary Reverso. Over time it has grown stronger, and for more than ten years the brand has associated its name with players such as Eduardo Novillo Astrada and supported them and their teams by organising charity dinners and fundraising days based on this national sport in Argentina.
Swiss watches enjoy an unrivalled worldwide reputation.
The Swiss watch industry has decided to strengthen the criteria of the Swiss made label.
Buying or selling counterfeit products undermines know-how, finances organised crime, and threatens jobs and innovation.