Swiss Made Movement

All too often, the heart of a watch – its movement – is unfairly overlooked. Yet a watch’s design is strongly influenced by the movement, including its functions and their arrangement on the dial.

Definition of the Swiss watch movement as of 2017

To be regarded as a Swiss movement, the movement must:

a) have undergone technical development in Switzerland: 
    1. for exclusively mechanical movements, at least mechanical construction 
    and prototyping of the movement as a whole, 
    2. for movements that are not exclusively mechanical, at least mechanical 
    construction and prototyping of the movement as a whole, together with 
    the conception of the printed circuit or circuits, conception of the display 
and conception of the software;

b) have been assembled in Switzerland; 
c) have been inspected by the manufacturer in Switzerland and 
d) at least 60% of the manufacturing costs must be generated in Switzerland
e) and at least 50% of the value of all the constituent parts, but excluding the cost of assembly, must be of Swiss manufacture.



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