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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
Hampden Watch Company 16 size, No. 103, 23 jewels, adjusted, ¾ plate, 2 color damaskeened nickel, free sprung, gold wheel train, gold jewel settings, lever set, hunting case, c. 1891 © DR
History & Masterpieces
Collecting American Treasure

First opened to the public in 1977, the National Watch and Clock Museum, located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has grown from less than 1,000 items and now includes more than 12,000 to house the most comprehensive horological collection in North America.

Friday, 27 November 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
Antiquorum Celebrating 35 Years of Making History in Time : lot 364, Patek Philippe Calibre 89 de la collection Matsuda © Antiquorum
The world’s most complicated timepiece is auctioned at Antiquorum

Autumn is auction season in Geneva, with the legendary Patek Philippe Calibre 89 totalling 33 complications coming under the hammer at Antiquorum. The Genevan manufacture is also in the spotlight at Sotheby’s, alongside Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, and two collections of enamel pocket watches.

Friday, 13 November 2009
5 min read
A new-generation counterfeit Ebel watch. A far cry from the early days of fakes…
Counterfeiters cash in on recession

Failing to realise the full implications of counterfeiting, countless Internet users are snapping up products that offer irresistible value for money, just a few clicks away. In doing so, they are fuelling the new El Dorado for organised crime.

Friday, 23 October 2009
Fabrice Guérroux
4 min read
A new-generation counterfeit movement in a counterfeit Breitling watch.
"Quality" movements
Friday, 23 October 2009
Fabrice Guérroux
1 min read
Credit card fraud
Friday, 23 October 2009
Fabrice Guérroux
2 min read
Antiquorum September 2009 auction: Patek Philippe astronomic platinum wristwatch (Ref. 5016P) © Antiquorum
A spectacular start to this autumn’s auctions

With two world records achieved at Antiquorum in New York, and a successful third Only Watch charity auction in Monaco, under the hammer of Patrizzi & Co, the autumn season of collectible watch sales has got off to a flying start.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
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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