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Our Missions

Our mission is to promote Fine Watchmaking throughout the world.

We do this by taking action in four areas: INFORM, TRAIN, RECOGNISE and ORGANISE.


Inform

We have a role to educate both aficionados of watchmaking and the public at large.

We achieve this through the production of magazines, reference books, exhibitions, lectures, an online encyclopaedia, and by relaying latest developments in the sector, training and job opportunities. Also as part of this mission to inform, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie has compiled a guide to the sector's forty-some professions, for young people who want to make watchmaking their career.


Train

From HH Academy to HH Certification, we work actively to develop knowledge of watches and watchmaking, as well as to validate and endorse skills.

Year-round, the Foundation delivers a full programme of training, from beginner to expert level. Our goal is to provide the keys to understanding watchmaking, explore its diversity, and safeguard expertise. The Foundation also develops partnerships with schools and training institutes in all areas of the watchmaking and luxury industries.


Recognise

Since 2005, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie has acted as a reference for the profession.

It integrates notions of excellence, innovation, creativity and a continued heritage. These values were defined by the Cultural Council, which combines the competencies of more than forty international experts. This Council has set out the principles that have accompanied watchmaking from its earliest expression to the present day and into the future.


Organise

The Foundation has developed proven competencies in the organisation of events where specialists and the general public discover Fine Watchmaking and its major trends.

Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, a globally renowned event reserved primarily for professionals, and its B2C equivalent, Watches&Wonders in Hong Kong, are the most representative examples.