Discover Baume & Mercier's collaborations:
1.Institute of Swiss Watchmaking (IOSW)
IOSW is a watch training institute with schools based in Dallas (NAIOSW – North American Institute of Swiss Watchmaking) and Hong Kong (HKIOSW – Hong Kong Institute of Swiss Watchmaking), Shanghai (CNIOSW – China Institute of Swiss Watchmaking). These schools prepare students for the internationally recognised WOSTEP certification, a symbol of “Swiss made” excellence in this field.
Baume & Mercier’s partnership with the IOSW is a valuable complement to its training policy. The goal is to develop and maintain, on a worldwide basis, a combination of know-how and expertise in the field of high-end watchmaking that will enable the brand to offer its customers high-quality local service.
2.The Creative Academy
Creative Academy is an international post graduated school for design, opened in Milan by Richemont under the aegis of Fondazione delle Arti e dei Mestieri (Foundation for the Applied Arts and Crafts). The Creative Academy runs a Master of Arts in Design course, for 20 young people of international origin who have successfully completed a substantial course of studies in disciplines related to design. The Masters course aims to give young designers specialized training in the applied arts, and in particular in the field of jewellery, watchmaking and accessories. The School has now reached its sixth year of activity obtaining considerable achievements: the main part of the students have found a job within the Brands of the Richemont Group.
3. The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie fulfills an essential and primary purpose: to promote and develop the art and expertise of technical and precious Fine Watchmaking around the world through its creations, inventions and expertise.
It has set itself 4 objectives:
1. Inform all those with an interest in watches
2. Inspire vocations and arouse interest in watchmaking
3. Affirm its role as a Think Tank for the Fine Watch industry
4. Train Fine Watchmaking professionals