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Why we exist

A future built on excellence

What a lot we've accomplished! Since its creation in 2005, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie has made its mark as a legitimate authority for the safeguard and promotion of Fine Watchmaking all over the world. To assist us in our mission to inform, train and organize events for both the profession and the public at large, we enjoy the support of an ever-growing number of partner-brands. These synergies make fertile ground for the expression of watchmaking expertise in all its forms, and to spotlight its heritage, values and ambitions.

We are an independent organization and have been from day one, and it is this independence that guarantees the objectivity and legitimacy of our activity in Switzerland and worldwide. Our commitment and our determination to serve the interests of Fine Watchmaking are stronger than ever before.

Fabienne Lupo
Chairwoman and Managing Director of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie


Our areas of expertise

The Foundation is a creator of content, competencies, connections and experiences. It informs on latest developments, the history of time measurement, and the multiple skills within the profession. It delivers training, evaluates knowledge and certifies standards of proficiency. It recognizes Fine Watch brands, and organizes events with international reach.


Where are we?

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is based in Geneva. Its action spans the globe, and is relayed by a dozen regional delegations. This enables the Foundation to stay close to its partner-brands, major retailers, the media as well as end customers, and to promote the values it upholds.


Our audience

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie works alongside watchmaking's various stakeholders. Its activity encourages a pooling of ideas and involves all types of public. It acts as a reference for an audience that ranges from partner-brands to brands in the Fine Watch perimeter, collectors and the media.