Whether industry bodies such as the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, museums, leading universities or international media, they all join the Foundation in promoting and defending horological culture.
"Le Garde Temps – Naissance d’une Montre", launched in 2012, is a project to design and make a watch by hand, relying solely on traditional techniques and tools, without any input from modern technology. With Greubel Forsey and Philippe Dufour as mentors to watchmaker and teacher Michel Boulanger, its purpose is to safeguard these traditional methods and thus prevent them from disappearing. The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is proud to support this project, and its transmission of the values the Foundation upholds.
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Organisations and museums are important partners to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, with exchanges taking place in areas pertaining to academic, legal, technical and historical subjects. As well as being valuable research partners, these organisations and museums play a foremost role in corroborating information. Loans of clocks, watches and other instruments of time measurement enrich the Foundation's exhibitions on horological themes.
The Foundation is actively involved in training through its own courses as well as through partnerships with universities. It can, for example, work with schools of art and design to take action against counterfeiting. The Foundation's experts are also invited as guest speakers to share their insight with students in luxury marketing.
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie draws on expertise developed by internationally renowned media regarding information and the watch industry. They pass on the latest news from the Foundation and supports its events and projects, such as the Forum de la Haute Horlogerie and the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.