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.