FHH Academy at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is the only organisation in the watch industry to deliver training that leads to industry-recognised certification. Initially targeting sales staff, it now also addresses the general public through digital tools.
Founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius, the Staatlisches Bauhaus applied arts school in Weimar remains vastly influential, despite its shortlived existence. Its modernist precepts outlasted the century, and the Bauhaus ethos continues to inform watch design.
Written and illustrated by the photographer Bruno Cabanis, Horlogerie française. Les artisans du temps presents the horological professions through the consummate creations of the last French masters.
With a selection that includes 129 Patek Philippe and 65 Rolex, representing 45% of the total 427 lots, Christie's and Aurel Bacs, the auction house's International Head of Watches, can look forward to a blockbuster sale and, who knows, perhaps even pulverise the record CHF 23 million achieved in May 2010.
European Head of Watches Geoffroy Ader has made his evening sale a tradition that collectors and connoisseurs are unlikely to miss. This forthcoming session comprises 268 lots. They are presented in a new-look catalogue, attractively laid out in four sections: modern, pocket, Rolex and Patek Philippe.
In May and in November, Antiquorum traditionally gets the Geneva auction season under way. No fewer than 603 lots will come under the hammer on November 13th.
In the fight against counterfeiting impatience misses the mark, but perseverance always pays dividends. Surveillance at the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair provides further proof of this axiom.
The American Society for Testing and Materials defines ceramic as "an article having a glazed or unglazed body of crystalline or partially crystalline structure, or of glass, whose body is produced from essentially inorganic, non-metallic substances and either is formed from a molten mass which solidifies on cooling, or is formed and simultaneously or subsequently matured by the action of heat."