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- Jack W. Heuer, who has controlled the fate of the company Heuer since the 1960's and has been responsible for the development of legendary sports watch classics like the Carrera, is appointed honorary president of the brand TAG Heuer and also gets a position as a consultant.
- In Fleurier the Fondation Qualité Fleurier / Fleurier Quality Foundation (FQF) is formed, among others by the manufacturers Chopard and Parmigiani. Its aim is the creation of better, the COSC certification surpassing criteria of quality for watches of the haute horlogerie.
- The PMH (Production et Marketing Horologer) acquires all rights of the brand Vulcain and of the legendary alarm watch calibre Cricket.