Since ever, measuring time has always been a passion for Physicists, astronomers, architects, mathematicians, and so many others. The first Swiss watch industry was born in the city of Geneva in the 16th century under the name of “Maîtrise des horlogers de Genève”. For more than four centuries the Swiss watch makers have known how to develop this industry, to innovate and to maintain their sovereignty and leadership in this market.
About the Swiss watch industry
Today watch exportation industry is the third biggest export industry for Switzerland after pharmaceutical and machinery industry. Being the leaders of this market the Swiss watch makers have known how to satisfy their worldwide clients. Producing different type of watches such as quartz watches which cost only few Swiss francs to those of complicated mechanics costing hundreds of thousands Swiss francs. This diversity in mechanic and price have given the Swiss watch industry the possibility to continue being successful with a growing business.
In addition to low cost and high cost watches, the Swiss watch industry have been able to offer limitless type and range of watch products such as fashion, classic, grand complication, chronometer and watches with precious stones depriving all other competitors of beating the Swiss watch industry.
If you are interested to know more about the watch making industry, you can refer to the professional illustrated dictionary used by all watch makers. This dictionary offers more than 5’000 definitions and terms used by professionals. Two versions of this dictionary are available the electronic version and the paper version which cost CHF 250.-
Swiss federation of watchmakers and jewellers organize each year two exhibitions in Basel and Geneva in the field of watchmaking and jewellers; if you are in Switzerland do not miss the opportunity to experience a unique moment to view the most beautiful, expensive jewellery and masterpieces that the world has ever known. You will certainly meet the CEO of Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemard Piguet, Choppard icons of this industry.
Swiss Academic Network management team have the honour to assist and organize a tour for to visit the watch industry and buy the most demanded watches such as Nautilus or aquanaut of Patek Philippe or the GMT II of Rolex.