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Art. 1 Legal status
Under the name "ProWatCH, International Council for Swiss Watchmaking Culture and Knowledge", a non-profit association governed by the present statutes and by articles 60 et seq. of the Swiss Civil Code was established on July 1, 2006.
Art. 2 Aims
The Association is a-political. Its aim is to promote watchmaking knowledge in all its aspects and expressions and to support any initiative aimed at enabling Swiss watchmaking to attain the status of a national culture. It will use any means of action and will support any initiative, project or realization that it believes to be necessary and useful for the realization of its aims. The Association's purpose is to act as a Lobby with the official authorities, in accordance with its aims and in order to achieve its goals.
In accordance with our aims and our statutes, which advocate the transmission of watchmaking knowledge, education and the cultural dimension of Swiss watchmaking, we will keep you informed of our current achievements.
For more than 15 years, the ProWatCH Association has focused on the Swiss players in the supplier industry. Its aims, objectives and above all its achievements testify of it. Let's meet at your convenience to talk about it.
Maison de l'Horlogerie in Geneva
Swiss Made Restaurant
Private events. Every last Wednesday of each month, ProWatCH and its Founding President the independent journalist Joël A. Grandjean organize a very exclusive Watch Café from 07h50 to 10h10. The event is attended by a range of influential figures: prominent journalists (television, other media), influencers, watchmakers, motorists, co-contractors, suppliers, brands and distributors, organizers of watch shows, historians, collectors, enthusiasts, communicators, politicians, bankers... At the heart of this 'Watch Atmosphere', news and trends are discussed, often before they are published in news headlines.
Only on invitation. "The 40th Watch Café was in September 2020.
JSH Archives & Patrimoine, a non-profit institution initiated by ProWatCH
Founded by Joël A. Grandjean / ProWatCH, it endeavours to revive the Journal Suisse d'Horlogerie founded in 1876 and to digitize its historical contents. In June 2019, it has re-launched the JSH® Magazine, reserved for watchmaking personnel: an independent magazine, the official organ of the co-contractor and its actors, the suppliers.
JSH®, independent media: renowned journalists & experts (TàG Press +41, News Agency). Opinion, watchmaking culture, history, discoveries, portraits, training, transmission of knowledge, Echos des Fabriques...
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Since its birth in July 2006, the ProWatCH non-profit association has transformed the first watchmaking blog into an independent media reference for specialized journalists and industry players: short, dense texts, resolutely devoid of images. Opinions, pure information, neither complacency nor empty words. Hacked several times before watch shows, its 1741 articles remain true and sometimes disturbing testimonies of recent watchmaking history.
First published July 2006 | registration bloghorloger.ch 05 January 2007
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This project to install a giant mechanical caliber in the floral clock of Geneva is not dead. The story will be soon revealed, with a television interview.
Some associations initiated by ProWatCH
Henri Grandjean 1803 Values & Heritage
Association for the promotion of the heritage and values of the great watchmaker and chronometer-maker Henri Grandjean, born in 1803.
He had the Neuchâtel Observatory established, not even a plaque mentions it. He had the Observatory and the Watchmaking School of Le Locle linked by telecable, installing the master precision in Le Locle. As a local and federal politician, he built the An-Neuf district (now called Le Progrès), to which Le Locle owes its admission to Unesco. His production is estimated at about 150 pieces.
President: Joël A. Grandjean
Geneva, Le Locle
Charles Zuber & jewelry tradition in Geneva
To rehabilitate a man of the shadows who designed and manufactured the most prestigious masterpieces of the great Swiss watchmaking names. He brought back to life this historical page where watchmakers and goldsmiths were cabineotiers.
Emmanuel Alder, journalist TàG Press +41
Geneva, +41 79 328 0379
For having been co-initiators, ProWatCH Association and its President Joël A. Grandjean are supporting the Watch Society launched in Neuchâtel in September 2020, in the context of a memorable post-Covidian after-party. Co-initiators: Thomas Baillod, Thierry Huron, Diego Böttger-Zevallos et François-Régis Richard
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