The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie welcomes new members Christophe Claret and De Bethune

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October 2012

The latest watch brands to join the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, which promotes tradition and innovation through craftsmanship and technology, are relatively young.

Christophe Claret the brand was established in 1989 and has a reputation in the field of grand complications, particularly minute-repeaters, with an impressive 60 different calibres to its name.

De Bethune was established only a decade ago, in 2002, but already the annals of the company history include nine patents, 17 world-firsts and 15 proprietary movements.

The addition of these two new brands brings the total membership of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie to 27 brands:

A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Bovet, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Corum, De Bethune, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Hermès, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Montblanc, Panerai, Parmigiani, Perrelet, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, TAG Heuer, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Zenith.