The latest news

2016-06-06

The 2017 edition of the competition is postponed!

In a meeting on June 2nd 2016, the Committee of the International chronometry competition decided to postpone the edition 2017 and take the time for a total renewal.

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2015-12-07

The timepieces are exhibited in the MHL

The timepieces of the 2015 Competition are now exhibited at the Musée d'horlogerie du Locle- Château des Monts. They will stay there until end of the year and then return to their owners.

2015-10-22

Les Ateliers Louis Moinet and Tissot, the big winners of the 2015 International Chronometry Competition

After undergoing four months of unrelenting tests, and most of all without being returned to the watchmaker, the 33 watches tested under the 2015 edition of the International Chronometry Competition must face the stern judgement of the measurements, the sole ranking criterion. The results were announced on Thursday 22 October 2015 in Le Sentier, at the magnificent premises of Espace Horloger.
Press release - Ranking and pictures - Pictures gallery

2015-10-06

The results are known

Don't miss the ceremony of announcement of the results:
22 octobre 2015, 16h, au Sentier
program and registration

2015-09-27

All tests are finished!

The timepieces have been submitted to all tests. The measurements will soon be analysed and validated by the jury. The results will be published during the ceremony foreseen on October 22nd in Le Sentier.

2015-09-01

Last step in Besançon

The timepieces (or what's left over!) have been transfered to the Observatoire de Besançon for the last step of the tests: the 3rd series of chronometry measurements.

2015-07-08

Conference from Claude Nicollier "L'Espace et le Temps" on August 26th in Le Locle

The Chairman of the Honorary Committee of the Competition, Prof. Claude Nicollier, astronaut, will give a public presentation entitled "L'Espace et le Temps" on August 26th, 19:30 in Le Locle

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2015-07-02

The second series of precision tests has begun at the COSC in Le Locle

After exposure to magnetic fields, the time pieces in Competition are currently measured according to ISO 3159 standard for their absolute precision.

2015-06-30

Tonight, let's wait the Earth to catch up

Tonight at 1:59:59, we will add one second to the Universal coordinated time in order to let the Earth catch up its delay. The last time a "leap second" was added was June 2012.

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2015-06-26

26th June 2015: Ceremony of nominees in a sunny Le Locle

The list of nominees at the 2015 Competition was unveiled this morning. See the press release, the list of nominees and the photos.

2015-06-22

Magnetic tests have started today at the HE-Arc

The timepieces started today the magnetic tests at the HE-Arc, according to ISO 764 specifications.

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2015-06-19

End of the first precision tests

The timepices finished the first series of precision tests according to ISO3159. The results are being analysed for the coming Ceremony of Nominees, to take place on June 26th.

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2015-06-08

First measurement cycle ongoing in Le Locle

The timepieces submitted in the Watch Museum by May 28th are now being measured according to the standard ISO 3159 in the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing institute in Le Locle. The measurement cycle will end by June 18th.

2015-05-28

Deadline for the submission of timepieces is over

The timepieces participating in the Competition arrived in the Muséee d'horlogerie du Locle. They wait in the safe for the hard tests to begin soon.

2015-05-26

Meet the international chronometry Competition on booth P64 at the EPHJ fair from June 2 to 5.

The Association of the international chronometry Competition will be present at the exhibition EPHJ from June 2 to 5. The committee members will be glad to welcome you on our booth P64.

You can get your free entry ticket here.

2015-03-23

The city of Le Chenit will host the award ceremony

The city of Le Chenit joins the International chronometry competition to host the award ceremony of the 2015 edition in Le Sentier. It will be on the 22nd of October 2015.

2015-02-19

Saint-Imier becomes partner city of the Competition

The city of Saint-Imier decided to join the international chronometry Competition as a partner city.

2015-02-16

46 entries are approved by the jury

The Jury of the international chronometry Competition met on February 13, 2015. The Jury formally validated all the entries received – a total of 46 watches. 26 candidates are young watchmakers; persons who are still in training, or have recently completed their training. This number is a real record, and is good news for a sector which worries for a lack of new, talented young watchmakers.

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2015-02-05

45 watches registered!

Deadline for the entry forms was January 31st, 2015. We are highly satisfied to have received 45 forms, namely 6 more than for the 2013 edition. Many young watchmakers among the candidates, which is great for the future!

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2015-02-01

Registrations closed

The deadline for registration is passed! After checking the post on February 4, the number of registered watches will be published. The brands will only be communicated during the ceremony of nominees, on June 26th, in Le Locle.

2015-01-30

Final rush before deadline of 31 January 2015, 24h00

36 hours before deadline, 33 watches are announced for the Competition 2015

2015-01-12

Entry forms are coming in!

19 days to go and we already received 7 entry forms for the 2015 Competition: 2 "Tourbillon", 4 "Classic" and one "Young Watchmakers".

2014-12-05

The Competition supports the International Horology Marketing Days

The Competition was once again a support organisation at the International Horology Marketing Days. It was dedicated to the topic "Create a icon for me".

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2014-12-03

The Austrian bracelets manufacturer Hirsch Armbänder becomes BRONZE Sponsor of the Competition

Since 1765, the Austrian company Hisch Armbänder develops and manufactures bracelets for watches. We are very grateful to receive their support for the Competition.

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2014-11-21

First Entry for 2015

72 days before deadline, a first company stepped in and decided to take up the challenge of the Competition 2015, in the category Classic. Good luck!

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