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Culture

Les Cabinotiers Ultra thin minute repeater, A romantic note © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
Vacheron Constantin speaks collectors' language with Les Cabinotiers

Opened in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is something of a world apart. It renews with the tradition of bespoke watches and one-of-a-kind pieces, offered as a service to collectors.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
4 min read
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Talents Rares, Arcades des Arts © Nicolas Righetti
Culture
Rare crafts in the spotlight at Singular Talents in Geneva

The first exhibition to be jointly curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation, both of which recently relocated to a historic building in downtown Geneva, highlights rare crafts and the "singular talents" who perpetuate these skills.

Wednesday, 05 February 2020
3 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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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
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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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