Swiss Made - A controlled label
The Swiss-made label, highlighting the Swiss provenance of a watchmaker, is a guarantee of quality and precision. It is based on criteria defined by law. At present, a federal ordinance sets the conditions for this world-renowned label.
The ordinance regulating the use of the name Swiss for watches includes a new definition of a Swiss watch. The main change was to specify a minimum value criterion for the watch and not just for the movement. Thus, in order to be stamped Swiss made, a watch must meet the requirement of a minimum of 60% Swiss value.
Definition of the Swiss-made label according to the law regulating the use of the name "Swiss" for watches (of 23 December 1971, State of 1 July 1995).
Art. 1 Definition of the Swiss watch
A watch is considered "Swiss" if
- Its movement is Swiss
- Its movement is cased in Switzerland
- Its manufacturer carries out the final tests in Switzerland and
- At least 60% of production costs are generated in Switzerland.
Art. 2 Definition of a Swiss movement
A watch is considered "Swiss" if:
- It was assembled in Switzerland
- It was tested by the manufacturer in Switzerland
- At least 60% of production costs are generated in Switzerland, and
- At least 50% by value of all components is Swiss-made, excluding the cost of assembly.