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FHH Academy, the bridge to understanding Fine Watches

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.

Thursday, 26 September 2019
6 min read
Dessau building, Walter Gropius (1925-26) - South facade
Culture
Watchmakers celebrate 100 years of Bauhaus

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.

Tuesday, 24 September 2019
5 min read
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Lot 81: Patek Philippe single-button chronograph in white gold from 1928; est. CHF 1.5-2.5 million © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Christie’s

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Christie's will close the spring sales.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Lot 74: pocket quarter repeater by Breguet, was made in 1813 for Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Queen of Naples; est. CHF 60,000-80,000 © Sotheby’s
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Sotheby's

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Sotheby's makes a date with its traditional Evening Sale.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Lot 255: set of four enamelled Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso ''Mucha’s Four Seasons'', limited edition from 1996; est. CHF 60,000-80,000 © Antiquorum
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Antiquorum

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Antiquorum is first to take the stage.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
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Lot 187: pocket watch by the Genevan Henry Capt, dubbed ''Musique d'Amour''. Dated 1810 and estimated at CHF 70,000-90,000, it sold to a Chinese collector for CHF 200,500 © Antiquorum
Culture
Erotic watches hit the spot at Antiquorum

Thirty-two libertine timepieces changed hands on Sunday March 27th, realising CHF 722,300 (US$ 781,320 / € 551,645). Asian collectors bid fiercely both online and by telephone. This was the first time since 1997 that Antiquorum had offered such an important collection.

Tuesday, 05 April 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Sotirios Bulgaris © Bulgaris
History & Masterpieces
Bulgari: Italy's jeweller to the stars

Travel back in time to 1884 and Rome, where Sotirios Bulgaris, a Greek silversmith who had emigrated to Italy, ran a small silversmithing shop. In 1905, he moved his business to the city's prestigious Via Condotti (now the company's flagship store).

Monday, 21 March 2011
2 min read
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Rolex GMT-Master, Ref. 6542, manufactured in 1959 © Christie's
Culture
400 lots under the hammer at Christie's Geneva

The auction house will doubtless live up to its reputation for record watch sales this May 16th.  The lots on the block include enamel pocket watches and a few "stars" from Rolex, Longines and, of course, Patek Philippe.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
5
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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