Compared with watches made in china, Swiss made watches have many regulations on intellectual property protection. Let us take a look at the requirements for Swiss made and Swiss-origin watches.
Switzerland’s private, professional, non-profit association, Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, has formulated a charter authorizing it to ensure that watches marked with Swiss geographical indications are produced in Switzerland according to law.
According to the definition of this association: watches using Swiss geographical indications, such as “Swiss” (“Swiss”), “Swiss made” (“Swiss made”), are protected by international and national laws. There is global consensus that only Swiss law can define what is truly a “Swiss Made” watch.
According to Swiss law, the use of “Swiss”, “Swiss made” or other expressions containing the word “Switzerland” can only be used on the outside if the following three conditions are met, namely:
1. The movement is produced in Switzerland;
2. The movement is assembled in Switzerland Completed;
3. The final inspection of the producer is completed in Switzerland.
Among them, the assembly of the movement must be completed in Switzerland; the final inspection of the movement must be completed in Switzerland; in addition to the assembly cost, the cost of the Swiss original in the movement must account for at least 60% of the total cost of the original.
In addition, there are corresponding legal regulations for the marking of Swiss-made movements, foreign assembly of the entire watch, Swiss quartz, straps, and watch boxes.