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Certificate for Module (High Horology)
證書(單元 : 高級鐘錶學)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
02 Sep 2024 (Mon)
30 hours
Cantonese, suppl with teaching materials in Eng
Course Fee
Deadline on 04 Aug 2024 (Sun)
How to Apply


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.


Programme Details


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.


Class Details



Describe a watch exterior


Mechanical movement


Material finishes




History & Iconic watches


Intro to the market


Intro to Gemology & Jewelry watches


Vintage watches & the world of Auctions


Pilot & Diving watches


Trends & wrap-up



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).







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.

Tentative Timetable

To be advise


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9800

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall be at least 18 years of age.


  • 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])


Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay 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.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • 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 payment 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.