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Caution with online watch auctions Online auction risks: AUCTIONATA auctions off luxury watches live

(06/2011) Online auctions have become a standard practice thanks to Ebay. In the meantime, many other auction portals have appeared on the internet, some of which have as wide a range as Ebay, some of which specialise in a certain product. With the live auctioning off of luxury watches, AUCTIONATA, the Austrian start-up enterprise, is currently starting off along this road, promising "the first real-time auction of luxury watches on the internet.“

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie started a campaign against counterfeiting

(06/2011) The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) started a campaign to show the true face of counterfeiting and raise public awareness. The Foundation's latest campaign tackles counterfeiting from a new angle and asks: "Do you have a choice? Don't be a partner in crime." It appeared in the British Financial Times newspaper today on June 8th, media partner of the FHH. The campaign features a picture of a watchmaker at the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre.

Controversial strengthening of the Swiss Made label Differences emerge at the Swiss Watch Industry Association FH

(04/2011) The Swiss Watch Industry Association FH is currently seeking a change in the specifications required to qualify for the "Swiss Made" label award from the Swiss authorities in an attempt to permanently protect the credibility and the value of Swiss origin. The current standard allows watches to display the "Swiss Made" label which only contain a very low proportion of Swiss-made parts.

Police Arrest Three Suspects Break-in at the AudemarsPiguet Watch Museum now practically solved

(04/2011) It was a spectacular coup: The burglary on the 15th of September 2010 at the AudemarsPiguet watch museum in Brassus in the Vallée de Joux. That night the previously unknown suspects broke into the first floor of the museum using a ladder and carried off two million Swiss francs worth of luxury watches within the space of just 4 minutes. After the robbery, the culprits fled to France.

Perpetrators brought to Justice Stolen Rolex Gold has never been seen again

(03/2011) A 24-year-old Frenchman actually stole 16 kilos of gold from the Rolex watch manufacturer's in May last year, worth approximately 500,000 Swiss francs. The man was employed as a temporary worker in the foundry at Rolex in the quality assurance department as a gold bar tester.

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