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A bridge for two Foundations

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship are moving to the historic
Pont de la Machine building in Geneva

The Watch Quote™ - October 8th, 2018



The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship are moving to the historic Pont de la Machine building in Geneva. The two foundations will leave Meyrin and Bellevue respectively for their new home in the heart of the city.


Geneva, October 8th, 2018 – This landmark, which stands on a bridge over the River Rhône, will house the respective headquarters of each foundation in recognition of the cultural values they promote, which Geneva values and supports. Services Industriels de Genève (SIG), owner of the building, will let the space which adjoins its “Quartier Libre” exhibition gallery.

Ideally matched by the complementary nature of their activity, both foundations will continue to independently fulfil their individual missions under this one roof. Since its creation, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie has promoted the art of watchmaking and its attendant expertise; the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship highlights and encourages excellence in design and craftsmanship, a mission beautifully illustrated by the recent Homo Faber exhibition in Venice. These missions concern not just Geneva and Switzerland, but extend across Europe and throughout the world.

The Pont de la Machine building will open in summer 2019 when both occupants will publish their agendas, further adding to the international aura of the City of Geneva and its Canton.

A landmark of the city, the Pont de la Machine building enjoys a unique location on the Rhône, while its historical significance is perfectly aligned with the work of both foundations. This iconic building is where the present comes alive and the future takes shape, in the name of the arts, craftsmanship and ongoing excellence.

Ad maiora, here's to a bright future!





Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship

The Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship is an international, nonprofit institution based in Geneva, Switzerland, which celebrates and preserves master craftsmanship and strengthens its connection to the world of design. Rooted in a tradition of culture and excellence and in the realities and challenges of today’s global economy, the Foundation seeks to support men and women who dedicate themselves to the pursuit of master craftsmanship and to foster a new cultural movement built around the values that are essential for their work. The Foundation focuses on Europe as a starting point for its activities, in recognition that fine craftsmanship has been a vital part of the economic and cultural fabric of the region for centuries.




Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie

A not-for-profit foundation set up under private law in 2005 by Audemars Piguet, Girard-Perregaux and the Richemont Group, the objective of the FHH is to promote and spread the reputation of Fine Watchmaking around the world. It provides information on the latest news, history and skills within the watchmaking professions. It trains, assesses and certifies horological knowledge. It organises large-scale events and encounters intended for both the general public and professionals. A creator of content, competencies, connections and experiences, the FHH is supported by 42 partner brands. Leading names in the watch industry and independent creators, they actively contribute to its activities.

The 42 FHH partner brands
A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Armin Strom, Bovet, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud, De Bethune, DeWitt, F.P. Journe, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Grönefeld, Hautlence, Hermès, H. Moser & Cie, HYT, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Kari Voutilainen, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Vuitton, MB&F, Montblanc, Officine Panerai, Parmigiani Fleurier, Piaget, Ressence, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Romain Gauthier, RJ, Speake-Marin, Tag Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Zenith.

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