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The first online training course dedicated to Fine Watchmaking


The Watch Essentials training course has already proved its worth in many of the world's leading watchmaking companies, with more than 33,000 people trained worldwide. The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is now offering you the chance to follow it online, supported by a series of videos, alongside experts in their field.

Get the essential knowledge of the watchmaking industry!

How is course organised? 

The Watch Essentials Video Series online training course is composed of 9 chapters during which you will immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Fine Watchmaking. During the course, you will meet watchmakers, historians and specialists who will passionately share with you the codes and keys to taking your knowledge to the next level!

Let yourself be carried away on a journey to the heart of the makers of time.


What does the course involve?

The Watch Essentials online course is the first level of the FHH Academy's certifying cursus. It provides basic theoretical training on a variety of topics: the history of watchmaking, the players, trends and the current market, terminology and the workings of mechanical movements, and an introduction to complications and watchmaking icons.

The aim? To acquire the essential knowledge linked to the watchmaking sector.

Who is this course designed for? 

The Watch Essentials Video Series online course is aimed at anyone with an interest in watchmaking. It has no pre-requisites and offers a comprehensive range of knowledge. Whether you're a beginner, an expert or an enthusiast, you'll find the answers you're looking for.

FHH Certification - Watch Advisor Test

At the end of the course, you will have the opportunity to take an online MCQ test that will enable you to obtain the first level of FHH Certification: the title of Watch Advisor in Fine Watchmaking.

Only FHH Certification issues internationally recognized certificates of theoretical watchmaking knowledge.

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The watch market and its players

Structure of the market 

The history of time measurement

Major developments and inventors

Use the right vocabulary to describe a watch

How a mechanical movement works 

The different organs of a watch 

The complications

The visible elements of the watch

The different materials 

Principal decorations

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Poinçon de Genève

Presentation of time pieces in the Watchfinder showroom

Any questions?

The FHH Academy team will be happy to answer them.