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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
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
Lacquered seated Buddha, Tang dynasty, China. circa 650. Dry lacquer with traces of gilt and polychrome pigments © Xuan Rosemaninovich
History & Masterpieces
The secret of Japanese "varnish"

"The tree that yields the true varnish of Japan is called urushi. This tree produces a whitish juice that the Japanese use to varnish their furniture, their dishes, their wooden plates that are used by all kinds of people, from the Emperor to the peasants: for at Court and at the monarch’s table, varnished utensils are preferred over those of gold and silver."

Friday, 26 February 2010
2 min read
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) © IMSS
History & Masterpieces
Galileo, the man who revolutionised science

Galileo Galilei was 19 when he discovered the law of the pendulum by using his pulse to time the swinging motion of the chandelier in the cathedral of Pisa. His observation made possible the first weight-driven pendulum clocks. A revolution had begun.

Monday, 22 February 2010
4 min read
Vintage Altiplano watch with caliber 12P © Piaget
History & Masterpieces
Twentieth-century revolutions: Piaget and extra-thin calibres

Throughout its evolution during the twentieth century, the wristwatch has been the incentive for feats of miniaturisation in mechanical movements. Extra-thin calibres are a prime example and Piaget, which has distinguished itself in this art, sets a new record this year.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010
3 min read
Quartz movement GP350 from 1970 © Girard-Perregaux
History & Masterpieces
Twentieth-century revolutions: Girard-Perregaux and quartz

Throughout its evolution during the twentieth century, the wristwatch has been the incentive for exploits in movements. Quartz gave new meaning to precision and Girard-Perregaux, a pioneer in the field, is duly celebrating its first steps in quartz, 40 years ago.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010
3 min read
Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre - Calibre 978 Master Tourbillon © Jaeger-LeCoultre
History & Masterpieces
The Concours International de Chronométrie puts watchmakers to the test

Quartz saw the last of timing competitions. Now they return with the Concours International de Chronométrie, organised by the Musée d’Horlogerie du Locle. Jaeger-LeCoultre and René Addor are the victors of this first edition.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
9 min read
Lot 499 : Patek Philippe, Genève, référencée 3420 et datée 1969. (Estimée de 5,000 à 7,000 euros) © Tajan
Tajan: Auctions December 7th, 2009 in Paris

On December 7th2009, at Espace Tajan, Paris, will be held the second part of their Jewels and Watches auction.

Monday, 30 November 2009
Argus des montres
1 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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