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THE MISSION OF HOROPEDIA

The HOROPEDIA Foundation’s objective is to list the most extensive watchmaking knowledge and share it with as many people as possible. The transmission of knowledge is at the heart of this approach so that no skill can be lost in the years to come.

The technical chapter represents the most ambitious section of HOROPEDIA as the subject is vast, even infinite. This encyclopedic project includes the presentation of the base elements useful to the understanding of the watchmaking know-how; tools and machines, materials, the principles of operation of a watch, complications, the various trades…

But the approach covers other aspects of the watchmaking ecosystem, such as the presentation of the various Swiss and international watchmaking schools and soon the presentation of museums, institutions linked to watchmaking or watchmaking clubs and societies around the world.

The HOROPEDIA Foundation aims to be a federative, totally neutral and independent organization, for the benefit of the art of watchmaking in the broadest sense. The Geneva authorities have officially recognized it as the foundation of public interest. It is financed by donations.

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HOROPEDIA FOUNDATION at the EPHJ 2024

EPHJ 2024Horopedia Foundation, for the second time, is participating in EPHJ, a professional trade show for high precision, watchmaking and jewellery subcontracting, microtechnology, and the medical industry. On June 14th, the Foundation will host a special event to...

LATEST UPDATES ON THE WEBSITE

Website updates: April 2024Beginning with the basic mechanical principles that elucidate the various interactions between the main components of a timepiece, we have refined the “Movement” section. Accompanied by comprehensive articles on operation, history, and...

CELEBRATING THE INITIAL DONORS

Celebrating the initial Donors of HOROPEDIAWe are delighted to announce an important occasion in the history of the Horopedia Foundation. In a remarkable demonstration of support and confidence in our mission, we have received our first series of donations from some...

BECOME A CONTENT CONTRIBUTOR

HOROPEDIA is a participative knowledge platform and we invite all those who wish to contribute to this adventure of sharing watchmaking knowledge to join us.

It can be additional explanations, images or other illustrations or terms not yet identified that deserve to be.

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