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Fight against Fakes

Origyn has created an app that enables users to authenticate an object from a photo, as well as obtain information on its identity, provenance, history and ownership.
Origyn's digital technology takes on the counterfeit industry

A new white knight is joining the fight against fakes. Origyn has developed a form of digital identification, thanks to which anyone can authenticate a luxury watch using nothing more than a photo and an app.

Monday, 19 October 2020
4 min read
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Diamond dichotomy

Synthetic diamonds are the alchemist's dream. But not all that glitters is precious, nor even necessarily beyond reproach. A look at a fast-growing and poorly controlled market.

Thursday, 27 April 2017
6 min read
Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair
Anti-counterfeiting operation in Hong Kong

Teams from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry ranged the aisles of the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair to track down counterfeiters and unauthorised users of the "Swiss" indication of origin, with positive results.

Monday, 17 October 2016
Michel Arnoux
4 min read
Victory for Swiss Made

Nothing can stand in the way of new Swiss Made legislation that will come into force on January 1st 2017, after the Swiss Parliament's lower house rejected a motion to postpone. A victory in the eyes of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015
4 min read
Tuscany: clandestine immigration and counterfeiting go hand in hand

Three years ago in these same columns (Revue FH) we reported on efforts by officers of the Guardia di Finanza to curb counterfeiting in Tuscany. The region of Florence is well known beyond Italy’s borders for its rich manufacturing heritage, handed down from the Middle Ages.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Michel Arnoux
2 min read
Swiss watchmaking's missing billion

Counterfeit Swiss watches represent an annual shortfall in revenue of one billion Swiss francs, the equivalent of a thousand jobs. Last year, a million fake watches were seized following action by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Buyers face heavy penalties.

Monday, 07 July 2014
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
Would you leave the baker's without paying for your bread?

Held March 22nd in Lausanne under the aegis of STOP PIRACY, Swiss Day Against Counterfeiting brought a timely reminder of the damage caused by counterfeiting and alerted end consumers to the consequences of their act.

Thursday, 04 April 2013
4 min read
Anticounterfeiting fight in dubai: operation «Habibi»

In the vanguard of an anti-counterfeiting operation, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) plunges into the narrow streets of old Dubai, accompanied by the city’s police.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012
Michel Arnoux
5 min read
Counterfeiting on the Internet: fighting on equal terms

To combat online counterfeiters the FH has developed an ultra high-performance monitoring system designed for the watch industry but for other sectors as well.

Monday, 17 December 2012
Carole Aubert / FH
3 min read
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