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Culture

Rolex Arts Weekend at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin - February 2018
Culture
The Rolex Mentor program: the chance of a lifetime

Which talented young artist wouldn’t dream of having a renowned master as a personal mentor for one year?

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Victoria Townsend
4 min read
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Daniel Roth © Fred Merz / LUNDI13
Culture
The seven lives of Daniel Roth

Behind the Jean Daniel Nicolas name is the incomparable talent of Daniel Roth, who continues to use traditional techniques to hand-make... three watches a year. A look back at an extraordinary career.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019
7 min read
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The Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 which sold for CHF 6.2 million ($5.7 m/€4.4 m) © Christie’s
Culture
"The scissor effect is being confirmed"

Watch auctions are experiencing an increasingly marked scissor effect, with top lots attracting fierce bidding while the less attractive lots struggle. A closer look with Aurel Bacs, International Co-Head of Christie's Watch Department.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010
5 min read
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Culture
Cybercounterfeiting (III): consumer behaviour

The phenomenon of counterfeiting has now reached an unprecedented scale. The value of the global counterfeit goods market could grow from $5.5 billion in 1982 to nearly $600 billion in 2010, which is 10% of world trade, according to Eric Woerth, the former French budget minister.

Thursday, 20 May 2010
Cédric Gordon
3 min read
Lot 311: Breguet’s history and philosophy. Breguet, Paris, written between 1818 and 1823 © Patrizzi & Co
Culture
The Breguet museum makes watchmaking history

The Breguet museum, under the auspices of Dr Nicolas Hayek, president and CEO of Montres Breguet S.A., purchased the most important horological document in existence for a record-breaking CHF 2.3 million

Monday, 10 May 2010
The FHH Journal editors
16 min read
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Real & fake watches (Volume 2) by Fabrice Guéroux, published by Watchprint.com, 2010 (french) © Fabrice Guéroux
Culture
Best Picks – "Real & fake watches," the essential book on fake watches
Thursday, 29 April 2010
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Culture
Cybercounterfeiting (II): illicit sites mushrooming on the web

Counterfeiting has grown to unprecedented proportions. Global trade in counterfeit goods could go from $5.5 billion in 1982 to almost $600 billion in 2010, equivalent to 10% of world trade according to the former French budget minister Eric Woerth.

Monday, 26 April 2010
Cédric Gordon
4 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
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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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