Established following the merger in 1982 between the Swiss Federation of Watch Manufacturers’ Associations and the Swiss Chamber of Watchmaking, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH today represents the culmination of nearly 150 years of associative activity within the Swiss watch industry.
As a leading association, the FH currently represents around 500 members, or more than 90% of Swiss firms active in the production and sale of watches, clocks and components.
Our objectives are, amongst others, to protect and develop the Swiss watch industry, to uphold our members’ interests generally and in a legal context, and to represent the sector as a whole, both in Switzerland and abroad.
Our role also is to harmonise our members’ interests and coordinate policy-making within the industry. In our dealings with the outside world, we take all possible steps to promote framework conditions favourable to the unhindered development of business. Finally, our members benefit from a wide range of services, particularly in the legal, economic and commercial fields.
To help us pursue these activities successfully, we also have offices in Hong Kong, Japan and Latin America.