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How to buy your first luxury watch (part one)

Buying your first luxury watch is a huge deal, but fear not: this compilation of past articles from FHH Journal will leave you well-equipped to take that exciting first step.

Thursday, 21 June 2018
5 min read
© Cartier
History & Masterpieces
Cartier, a certain idea of masculine elegance

At the turn of the twentieth century, brothers Louis, Jacques and Pierre Cartier, grandsons of the founder, paved the way for a style whose influences came from Paris, London and New York – the historic locations of a brand that has continued to reinvent itself with endless elegance.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Brand ambassador Luke Evans wearing the Bulgari Bulgari in 2017
History & Masterpieces
Bulgari Bulgari, a name to remember

A classic among watches, instantly recognisable by the logo on its bezel, the Bulgari Bulgari marked the Italian firm's arrival as a watchmaker. Four decades later, it remains an icon of style.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
5 min read
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Drawing of an anchor escapement’s lifts
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part Two

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part two: from the invention of the balance spring in 1675 to the detached lever escapement in the 1770s.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
5 min read
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Culture
Calling all watch fans - a new Trivial Pursuit from the FHH

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is launching the second edition of its Trivial Pursuit, a fun way to test your knowledge of a profession that has more than one string to its bow.

Tuesday, 05 June 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Angelo Bonati, CEO © Officine Panerai
History & Masterpieces
Angelo Bonati, the man who made Panerai

Appointed chief executive in 2000, three years after joining the brand, Angelo Bonati spent 17 years at the head of Panerai which, from its beginnings in Florence, is now a firm fixture of Swiss watchmaking. This "sweet seventeen" crowns one of the sector's biggest successes in recent decades. A testimonial to Mr. Bonati as he retires from the brand whose fortunes he admirably steered.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018
4 min read
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Audemars Piguet first book on 20th century complicated wristwatches
History & Masterpieces
Audemars Piguet publishes its "bible" of complicated wristwatches

Between 1892 and the end of the 1970s, Audemars Piguet produced 550 complicated wristwatches. They are documented in an impressive new book, which also narrates the Manufacture's efforts to safeguard this grand tradition.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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H1 Titanium Black DLC © HYT
History & Masterpieces
Liquid assets: the H1 by HYT

Launched in 2012 by the hydro-mechanical watchmakers at HYT, the H1 is the first wristwatch with a fluid time display. Inspired by the pharaohs' water clock, this out-of-the-box project is science, technology, art and design rolled into one. Here's how this unconventional watch came to be…

Friday, 25 May 2018
5 min read
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Celebrity

Tom Selleck, never without my Rolex

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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