Dec 16, 2014

What to think about watches certifications and the 10 years of the FQF

Tags: Bovet, Certification, Chopard, COSC, Fondation Qualité Fleurier, FQF Certification, FQF-Lab, François Aubert, Geneva Hallmark, Jean-Patrice Hofner, Karl Friedrich Scheufele, Michel Parmigiani, Observatoire +, Omega, Omega-METAS Certification, Parmigiani Fleurier, Pascal Raffy, Patek Philippe, Patek Philippe Hallmark, Tonda 1950

The FQF Certification is one of the most demanding in watchmaking as its protocole includes 5 different tests. Every aspect of the watch, which includes the look and the performances, is analyzed. This label, which headquarter is in Fleurier, a little town of the Swiss Jura mountain, is today 10 years old. Parmigiani Fleurier, Chopard and Bovet created it in order to establish a high standard for  industrial productions. We attended the event during which a new deparment was presented: the FQF-Lab. The FQF-Lab is actually a series of machines and testers that external brands can have access to in order to realize special controls and analysis. As Omega recently also presented a new certification, we decided to go deeper in what does a watch certification mean today.  


  • Lippo187


    Very informative and interesting video! Couldn't agree more with you guys - the certificate "industry" should work closer togheter and set common standards and requirements. cheers!

    Jan 21, 2015

  • panagranit pana

    panagranit pana

    You guys are the coolest. I want be like you when I grow up again.

    Dec 19, 2014

  • Enzaie


    Today (with modern watches) it`s just a big scam!! don`t buy into it....

    Dec 17, 2014

  • yiannis merianos

    yiannis merianos

    Is any? Watch that have all the certifications or two of them.

    Dec 17, 2014

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