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Portugieser Reference IW325 from 1954 © IWC
History & Masterpieces
The Portugieser by IWC

Specially created in 1939 for two Portuguese wholesalers, its classical lines and multiple complications have earned it iconic status. We look back at the story of a giant among watches.

Wednesday, 04 September 2019
4 min read
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Seiko Spring Drive Caliber 9R02 manual winding
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part ten

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 ten: magnetic escapements.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019
3 min read
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The Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition in steel is a 1,000-piece limited edition.
History & Masterpieces
Chopard's Mille Miglia, the gentleman driver's watch

Inspired by Italy's famed Mille Miglia race, since 1988 the eponymous collection from Chopard returns each year in limited editions. A combination of style, elegance and precise mechanisms, the brand has it all mapped out.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019
4 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part six

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 six: modern escapements.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019
4 min read
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Oyster Perpetual Submariner 1953 © Rolex
History & Masterpieces
Rolex Submariner, an underwater hero

In 1953, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner became the first wristwatch to guarantee water-resistance down to 100 metres. Dive into the story of this legend of the deep.

Wednesday, 06 March 2019
5 min read
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Catalogue 1977-1978 © Breitling
History & Masterpieces
Breitling checks in with the golden age of commercial aviation

Breitling debuts the Navitimer 1 Airline Editions, its first capsule collection in honour of the world's greatest airlines. First off the ground is Swissair, followed by Pan Am then TWA.

Thursday, 21 February 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Culture
Luxury brands and the red envelope

Another year, another moon. As the Asian - and specifically Chinese, South Korean and Hong Kong - markets gain traction in the world of luxury, more and more brands are finding ways to celebrate Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year.

Thursday, 21 February 2019
6 min read
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Culture
Why Instagram is still so important for the luxury watch industry

Instagram controls almost 50% of luxury watch-related mentions, followed by Twitter at 18%. Why is Instagram so important to brands compared with other social media channels?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019
5 min read
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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