Category: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry

Swiss Made Watch Label Strengthened, Guidelines Take Effect in 2017

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Swiss Watch News, Watchmaking

The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) has approved the guidelines that will tighten the Swiss-made watch designation. Beginning January 1, 2017, a watch can be designated Swiss made only if the the total value of the watch is … Read More

Rewind 2013: Our 5th Annual Look at the Best of Swiss Watch Wire

Categories: Baselworld, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Wire, Watch Tech

With 2014 just around the corner, it’s time to take stock of what was hot on Swiss Watch Wire in 2013. Here are our picks and your favorites from this year. Your Picks: Swatch’s Sistem51 Blows Away Baselworld The Most Important … Read More

4 Swiss Watch Stories You Might Have Missed in 2013

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Baselworld, Breitling, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch Boutique, Swiss Watch News

From the opening of Baselworld’s cavernous new $450 million exhibition hall to the launch of Swatch’s revolutionary Sistem51, 2013 was a memorable one for Swiss watch enthusiasts and watchers. Here are four stories that we didn’t cover but think you should … Read More

Swiss Watch Industry Buoyed By Record 2012

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Swiss Watch News

The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry reported stellar news this week for Swiss watchmakers. Exports reached $23.5 billion dollars (US) in 2012, nearly 11 percent more than the prior year. “In an often unfavorable economic climate, the Swiss watch … Read More

Swiss Legislators Change ‘Swiss Made’ Definition

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch News

The Legal Affairs Committee of the National Council of Switzerland has changed the definition of what it means to be a Swiss made watch. Going forward, 60 percent of a timepiece must be manufactured in Switzerland to be considered Swiss made. However, … Read More

The 5 Most Powerful People in the Swiss Watch Industry for 2013

Categories: Breguet, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, IWC, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Panerai, Piaget, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin

Who are the movers and shakers that drive the Swiss Watch industry forward? There are probably 20 contenders but here’s our picks for the five most powerful players right now. Each one will play a leading role in shaping the … Read More

Swiss Watch Industry Releases New Software to Crack Down on Fakes

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Swiss Watch News

The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) has launched an “ultra high-performance monitoring system” to combat the counterfeiting scourge. The FH Internet Unit is charged with leading the fight against replica sites. Developed in coordination with Bern University, the system … Read More

Swiss Watch Exports Defy Economic Malaise

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Swiss Watch News

Despite the European debt crisis and an economic slowdown in China, the Swiss watch industry grew swiftly in the first half of 2012, according to Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) data. Overall, exports were up 16.4 percent compared to … Read More

The Geneva Watch Tour: A Must for Swiss Watch Fans

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Patek Philippe, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Vacheron Constantin

Attention Swiss Watch fans: here’s something to add to your bucket list. The magazine GMT and Geneva’s Tourist Office have combined forces to create the Geneva Watch Tour, which invites visitors to discover Geneva’s watch industry through its shops and … Read More

National Council: Watches Must Be 60% Swiss to Be ‘Swiss Made’

Categories: Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Swiss Watch News

The National Council of Switzerland has approved a measure put forth by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) to make it more difficult to pass off a watch as being Swiss made. At least 80 percent of mechanical watches … Read More