A living tradition emblematic of the Jura Arc recognised

Last December, UNESCO officially registered craftsmanship of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanics on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This inscription highlights a living tradition emblematic of the Franco-Swiss Jura Arc. The nomination, submitted by Switzerland in collaboration with France, was considered exemplary by UNESCO for its highlighting of the importance of intangible cultural heritage in a cross-border area.

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AHCI master-classes at the Dubai Watch Week

We are thrilled to announce that Vianney Halter, Antoine Preziuso and Andreas Strehler will be imparting a series of master-classes at the Dubai Watch Week between the 15th and 19th of November.
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Vianney Halter nominated laureate of the Gaïa Prize

We are thrilled to announce that the Jury for the Gaïa Prize 2016 has nominated Vianney Halter laureate in the category Craftsmanship-Creation for his contribution to the renewal of aesthetic and technical codes in contemporary watchmaking.
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Video of Kari Voutilainen and Vianney Halter

We are delighted to share with you a short documentary (13 minutes and 28 seconds) of master watchmakers and AHCI members Vianney Halter and Kari Voutilainen. We are grateful to NHK of Japan for sharing their work with us.
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POLYRAPID to support independent watchmaking

We are excited to announce that POLYRAPID has become a sponsor of the AHCI.
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14th China Watch & Clock Fair Summit, Shenzhen

The 14th China Watch & Clock Fair Summit was held in Shenzhen from the 23 to 26 June 2016, which was attended by several AHCI members.
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Baselworld 2016 – Member perceptions and results

The crazyness of Baselworld is over. To fully grasp the importance of this event, here is a few numbers. Baselworld is the largest watch & jewelry show in the world with 144,000 sq. feet of halls and booths. 1500 exhibitors of which 300 Swiss watch brands. 150,000 visitors over the 7 days, 4,400 journalists from all over the world. According to industry rumours, most watch brands secure 50 to 70% of their yearly sales during the event !
How did the AHCI fare this year ? Is this show really as essential for independent brands as it for the big names ?
Here is the feedback from some members participating on the booth at Baselworld this year.

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The winners of the Young Talent Competition 2016

This year, the Young Talent Competition selected 3 watchmakers who have distinguished themselves by their technical achievement, their search for complexity, and their sense of design and aesthetics.

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Join the Academy. Become a Friend.

The Circle of Friends brings the AHCI’s watchmakers closer to collectors and lovers.

What are the benefits of membership?

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