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Cultural Council

As the reference organisation for fine watchmaking, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie defines fine watchmaking and takes position on key subjects within the watch sector. It does so with the help of an independent body of experts, the Cultural Council.

The Cultural Council fulfils three primary objectives. It defines fine watchmaking and the corresponding brands. It adds to the legitimacy of the FHH through the views expressed by its members, who also advise on the FHH's position on key subjects within fine watchmaking. The Cultural Council is also involved in activities implemented by the FHH.


Steering Committee


Five permanent members, including a President, set guidelines for the Cultural Council as a whole, and for the working parties in seven areas of expertise. A Secretary-General coordinates the Cultural Council and its projects.

Jasmine Audemars
Aurel Bacs
Franco Cologni (Chairman)
Fabienne Lupo
Pascal O. Ravessoud


Secretary-General
: Pascal O. Ravessoud


Areas of expertise


The Cultural Council's 42 members, all recognised experts in fine watchmaking, contribute to one of seven areas of expertise. Each group is led by a coordinator.


History and DNA




Style, Design and
Artistic expertise



R&D, Production
and Technical expertise


Distribution and
After-sales service



Connoisseurs
and Collectors



Brand image
and Communication



Training