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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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The size of a coin, this pattern varies indefinitely, meaning each code is unique and impossible to reproduce, exactly like a fingerprint © Prooftag
Culture
Parmigiani introduces a new authentication system

Parmigiani Fleurier, in partnership with the French company Prooftag, is equipping its watches with a system that certifies the authenticity and origin of its timepieces, using Bubble TagTM technology.».

Monday, 19 October 2009
4 min read
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The Clockmakers' Museum est situé près du Guildhall dans la City de Londres © The Clockmakers’ Company
History & Masterpieces
The museum and library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London

The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is the oldest surviving horological institution in the world, that also possesses a Museum which holds the oldest collection of clocks, watches and sundials to be found anywhere in the world.

Monday, 21 September 2009
Michael Balfour
5 min read
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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award was presented to Silvester Stallone at the festival’s closing ceremony on September 12th © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Culture
Mechanical marvels and the red carpet

Five years into its association with the Venice International Film Festival, held early September, Jaeger-LeCoultre was again a focus of attention in the City of the Doges. The Manufacture has played an even more important role since 2008, when it became one of the event’s three main partners.

Monday, 21 September 2009
Cristina d’Agostino
3 min read
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Blossoming flower pot clock
History & Masterpieces
The Forbidden City and its clocks

Emperors were fascinated by the chiming clocks brought to China by Western missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the Imperial Court lost no time in creating its own workshops.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
David Chang
5 min read
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Counterfeit Breitling tourbillon © Fabrice Guéroux
Culture
Counterfeiters take their business a step further

Just as brands are developing new systems to authenticate their watches, so counterfeiters are stepping up a gear too.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Fabrice Guéroux
2 min read
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Audemars-Piguet corporate movie 2009 © Audemars Piguet
Culture
Audemars Piguet in the director’s chair

The Le Brassus Manufacture pulled out all the stops for its new corporate film. A year in the making, it includes scenes shot in the studios, on location and 3D animations. The result is five minutes of pure cinema.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
3 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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