In order to guarantee the impartiality of the Watch Certificate™, the experts who authenticate and certify the certificates are independent. The expert, therefore, acts in full responsibility.
Independent experts work mainly for national and international auction houses; Independent experts participate in the drafting of specialized watchmaking works and may be called upon to collaborate with the judiciary in the context of legal expert appraisals.
They are generally members of unions such as: - the French Union of Experts - the National Union of Professional Experts in works of art and collectors' items.
To obtain the Watch accreditation Certificate™, experts must have a title recognized by the profession.
Experts can be for example: - Expert at the Court of Appeal of Paris (FRANCE) - Expert CEA Horlogerie-Montres de collection (FRANCE)
All our independent experts are holders of professional insurance. Through their know-how and certification, they engage their responsibility and lend credibility to the certificates they sign.
Compliance with the charter
Within the framework of their missions to Watch Certificate™, the experts abide by a detailed charter.
This confidential document covers the following points: - General conditions for the exercise of expertise - Evaluation methodology - Missions and due diligence - Impact of maintenance and restoration operations on the watch expertise process.
The expertise charter was defined on the basis of recommendations from experts, watchmakers, merchants, and watch brands.