Briefly

One of our main activities is the horological certification, a open plan to the most precious Geneva area timepieces (Poinçon de Genève), the highest performing Swiss watches (Observatoire Chronométrique +). TIMELAB is also well known by its horological laboratory.

Established in 2008, TIMELAB is under the autority of a board with representatives from main areas : representatives form the Geneva State on the following fields as education, economy , finance, representatives from the watchnmaking industry and  members of the " Union des Fabricants d’horlogerie de Genève, Vaud et Valais" (UFGVV) . TIMELAB employs a twenty sworn of individuals working under a strict neutrality and independence.The same is required, for the expert members of the technical committees responsible of the rigourous criteria definition applied to the certification offers.

Our foundation brings together the academic world and the indutrial market. TIMELAB also actively contributes to share its knowledge and to train, by working closely with technical colleges and prestigious watchmaking schools and universities.


TIMELAB is part of the great tradition of Swiss chronometry certification, which began in 1772 with the creation of the Astronomical Observatory of Geneva and the launch of major chronometric competitions, throughout the 19th century.

TIMELAB is a Swiss private-law foundation, formed under the law I 1 25 of the Republic and Canton of Geneva. It replaced the horological laboratory which represented the Official Office of the COSC in Geneva from 1973 to 2013. It took over the duties of the Geneva watchmaking school, responsible for the "Poinçon de Genève" certification since 1886. On this way, our expertise as an horological laboratory is built from more that 125 years of experience serving the Swiss watchmaking industry.

Poinçon de Genève registers
The time testing, the Chronometry