White Paper on Fine Watchmaking

Fine Watchmaking is a complex concept that can be hard to explain.

So as to define precisely what this notion entails, and to ensure it is only ever used in its fullest sense, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie had a duty to establish the principles and requirements of Fine Watchmaking.

The Foundation's Cultural Council, a body of 46 international, independent experts, has therefore drafted a document that sets the boundaries of Fine Watchmaking. The findings of three years of research and reflection are condensed into this White Paper – an authoritative document that defines Fine Watchmaking.

Experts opinion

White Paper on Fine Watchmaking

The new Fine Watchmaking Perimeter

Historic Maisons

A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Blancpain, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Breitling, Bulgari, Carl F. Bucherer, Cartier, Chopard, Girard-Perregaux, Glashütte Original, H. Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Jaquet Droz, Panerai, Omega, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rolex, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Zenith

Contemporary brands

Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Christophe Claret, De Bethune, DeWitt, Fabergé, Ferdinand Berthoud, F.P. Journe, Graff, Greubel Forsey, Hautlence, Hublot, HYT, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Moinet, MB&F, Moritz Grossmann, NOMOS Glashütte, Parmigiani Fleurier, Ressence, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Romain Gauthier, RJ-Romain Jerome, Rudis Sylva, Speake-Marin, Urwerk

Luxury brands

Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc


Andersen Genève, Andreas Strehler, Antoine Preziuso, Beat Haldimann, Christiaan Van der Klaauw, Grönefeld, Kari Voutilainen, Konstantin Chaykin, Lang & Heyne, Mc Gonigle, Philippe Dufour, Roger W. Smith, Sarpaneva, Thomas Prescher, Vianney Halter

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