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Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH
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The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry FH, with its headquarters in Bienne, is the Swiss watch industry's leading trade association.
We are a private, professional, and non-profit association, currently bringing together more than 500 members repres
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Jean-Daniel Pasche, ...
Jean-Daniel Pasche, FH president, told Swiss media the raid was part of a global strategy against counterfeiters, who annually cost the Swiss watch industry $634 million.
The raid, he said, sends "a strong message to counterfeiters around the world that we are active and protecting our rights.
It was the result of "many months' developing contacts with the Mexican authorities," similar to those with officials in other countries, where similar operations have been held.
Those include a raid in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in 2003 and destruction of five tons of fake watches in Switzerland in 2004.
The Federation has also begun working with authorities in China, "the number one place for manufacturing fake goods, not just watches," says Pasche
Jean-Daniel Pasche , ...
Jean-Daniel Pasche , President of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) Jean-Daniel Pasche, the President of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) is an attorney who specializes in intellectual property, and he has been with the FH since 1993, first as a Director and now as President, since 2002."I like the diversity of the work, because we deal with all subjects regarding the watch industry," Pasche says.
is confident in the future of the Swiss watch industry."We have great potential all over the world," he
says."With the emerging countries like Russia, China, Latin America, we will continue to increase our exports."I like watches because it is a world of extremes," he
continues."On the one side you have the tradition of the Swiss watch industry, with 400 years of Swiss horology and culture, and then on the other side you have innovation -aesthetic and technical.I like this combination."Pasche
does have favourite watches, but with 200 member companies in the FH
prefers not to mention them by name. (KWS)
"It's not enough that the Chinese ...
"It's not enough that the Chinese have more money, they must also spend it" on Swiss watches, said Jean-Daniel Pache, president of the FH, who said they were attracted by Swiss quality and design.
2011 will be a "record year," with sales topping 17 billion Swiss francs, he
added, while predicting continued growth next year.
Also in photo Daniel Pasche, ...
Also in photo Daniel Pasche, President of the Swiss Watch Federation and Julia Kosheleva of Protime.