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Les Cabinotiers Ultra thin minute repeater, A romantic note © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
Vacheron Constantin speaks collectors' language with Les Cabinotiers

Opened in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is something of a world apart. It renews with the tradition of bespoke watches and one-of-a-kind pieces, offered as a service to collectors.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
4 min read
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Talents Rares, Arcades des Arts © Nicolas Righetti
Culture
Rare crafts in the spotlight at Singular Talents in Geneva

The first exhibition to be jointly curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation, both of which recently relocated to a historic building in downtown Geneva, highlights rare crafts and the "singular talents" who perpetuate these skills.

Wednesday, 05 February 2020
3 min read
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Cartier Tank Anglaise
History & Masterpieces
Tank: and Cartier created the form watch

When Louis Cartier imagined the first Tank watch in 1917, he broke with the convention of round cases to arrive at an exceptionally harmonious design. A century later, the Tank is a reference among wristwatches whose elegance remains intact.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
5 min read
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The extraordinary transparency of the OttantaSei
History & Masterpieces
Pininfarina's timely designs

Bovet by Pininfarina shows the Swiss watchmaker's technical capacities in the light of the famous Italian design studio. Since the first collaboration in 2010, the studio has become more and more involved. The latest addition, the OttantaSei, is the emblem of a collection that has reached maturity.

Monday, 30 May 2016
6 min read
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Greubel Forsey
Culture
Christie’s to auction the " Naissance d’une Montre – Le Garde Temps " school watch

Collectors take note: the " Naissance d’une Montre – Le Garde Temps " school watch by Greubel Forsey, Philippe Dufour and Michel Boulanger will come under the hammer at Christie's Hong Kong on May 30th.

Thursday, 26 May 2016
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Philipps 2016 Patek Philippe
Culture
Auctions: will polarisation lead to speculation ?

A divide has formed at watch auctions, with a few dozen vintage wristwatches smashing through estimates while historic lots go unsold. The risk of a speculative bubble is very real.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
5 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, yellow gold, 1967 © Phillips
Culture
Sold! But at what price?

Looking for the vintage watch of your dreams at a price you can afford? Just a few days ago, HH Journal ran its pick of the watches coming under the hammer at the Geneva auctions. So how did they fare?

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar, pink gold, 2009 © Sotheby's
Culture
Under the hammer in May

This month's round of watch auctions in Geneva should see plenty of paddle waving. Alongside the record-breaking saleroom stars, a number of vintage pieces will attract the attention of collectors who dispose of a more limited budget. Here are a few examples.

Friday, 13 May 2016
8 min read
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The Nomos building in the old railway station
Beginner's Guide

Glashütte, the German miracle

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Written By Christophe Roulet
5 min read
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