Certificate for Module (High Horology) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Retail, Fashion and Luxury Brand Management courses
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Certificate for Module (High Horology)
證書(單元 : 高級鐘錶學)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

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Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
25 Oct 2021 (Mon)
30 hours
Cantonese supplemented with materials in English
Course Fee
How to Apply
Deadline on 24 Oct 2021 (Sun)
Next Intake in Feb 2022

The programme is designed for enthusiastic beginners who are interested to discover and learn about the fine watchmaking industry. It requires no specific background knowledge of the industry. Students will be introduced to the fine watchmaking industry, the stories behind fine watches along with the technical particularities and craftsmanship skills surrounding their creation.



On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

1.            Describe in general terms how the fine watchmaking industry functions and who are the main players;

2.            Name the principal elements of a watch and how the mechanical movements work;

3.            Illustrate the technical details of the most important watch complications;

4.            List the most iconic watches and describe the key characteristics of pilot and diving watches;

5.            Distinguish the different stones and techniques used in jewellery watches; and

6.            Identify the perceivable trends in auction and collectibles.


Application Code 1950-3116AW -

Tentatvie timetable




Introduction to the fine watchmaking industry

•           Watch business

•           Main players

•           Fine watchmaking definition


Watch essentials

•           Terminology

•           Exterior elements (case, crystal, dial, hands, strap, buckle)


Finishing materials

•           Gold, platinum, and steel (characteristics, alloy, uses)

•           Main treatments in terms of decorations and finishes


Mechanical movements

•           Quartz versus mechanical movements

•           Performances, Swiss-made, precision, water resistance


Watch complications

•           Measurements of short time

•           By conception or production

•           Sound signal

•           Astronomical indication

•           Inspired by everyday life


Historical steps, key achievements in history

•           Time measurement and civilizations

•           Complication history


 Iconic watches

•           Design watches

•           Classic watches

•           Women’s watches

•           Sport-tool watches


Novelties and trends

•           Design – colors, size, shape and neo-vintage

•           Materials – bronze and new materials

•           Astronomical and tourbillon complications

•           Important innovations of the year


Pilot and diving watches

•           Pilot watches for the pioneers of aviation

•           WWI, WWII, and Post-WWII

•           The Space race

•           The effect of water pressure

•           The norms - waterproofness and diving norms

•           History of diving watches and iconic models

•           The diving watch today


Watch retailers in Hong Kong

•           Hospitality

•           Savoir-être

•           Savoir-faire


Basic Gemmology

•           Precious stones, fine stones, ornamental stones, organic substances

•           Diamonds, corundum, emerald, and pearl

•           Cuts and setting – different techniques


Jewellery watches

•           Definition and history

•           Types of jewellery watches

•           Creative process

•           Exceptional timepieces


Vintage watches

•           Definite vintage watches

•           How to collect vintage watches?

•           Overview of the vintage watches market

•           The importance of condition

•           Maintenance and restoration


Auction and collectibles

•           Auction house overview and history

•           Top brands and records

•           Highlights of the yea



There is a 1-hour examination (80 multiple choice questions)  in this programme.  Students with a minimum attendance rate of 70% and pass the exam  will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE the Certificate for Module (High Horology)  證書(單元 : 高級鐘錶學).

Assessment Type and Weighting

Assessment Format and Duration

Pass Mark

Examination (100%) 80 Multiple Choice Questions (1-hour)

70% and above

Note: Students may apply to resit the exam if they are unsuccessful, subject to a fee. 

Students who pass the exam will also be awarded a FHH Watch Advisor Certificate conferred by Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH).





Please click here to apply online.

Application Code 1950-3116AW Apply Now

Days / Time

  • Please refer to "Modules" section


  • 12 meeting(s)
  • 2.5 hours per meeting


Ms Chloe Lam


In the past 16 years, Chloe has worked with the most recognizable luxury brands across high fashion, watches, jewellery, High jewellery and cosmetics.

Chloe believes that “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” As a facilitator, she aims to create a unique experience by immersing the participants.

She anchors key learnings with real stories and role-practice. Her training comprises inspirational methodologies that are practical and results-oriented. She strives to empower individuals and awaken their passion using her natural communication style to inspire and connect.

Applicants shall be at least 18 years of age.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9800
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (High Horology)
證書(單元 : 高級鐘錶學)
COURSE CODE 36C133529 FEES $9,800 ENQUIRY 2867-8313
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (High Horology)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3])

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Enrolment Method
Online Application 

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Start Date:

25 October 2021

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For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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1. Cash, EPS  or WeChat Pay

Coourse fees can be paid by cash, EPS or WeChat Pay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

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The course fees of all open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services for details.


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  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For additional certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.