Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the foremost horological conservators in the world. From studies to today’s accomplishment, she explains her thoughts and visions.
Eight years after its takeover, H. Moser & Cie. is no longer the rebellious teenager. At the upcoming Watches & Wonders Geneva (ex-SIHH), the brand joins the historic Maisons and will present a new collection of steel sports watches. Chief Executive Edouard Meylan fills in the details.
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.
The Deutsches Museum in Munich is a child of its times. Conceived by an engineer, for over a hundred years it has pursued a constant objective: to generate public enthusiasm for science and to foster vocations among future generations of scientists.
Like climate change, a global threat whose effects can already be felt, counterfeiting has consequences on a worldwide scale. Marc Frisanco, a specialist with the Richemont group, talks about the measures that must be taken.
"Geneva's most thriving fabrique is watchmaking. It employs more than 5,000 people, which is over one fifth of the citizens." So reads the lengthy article on Geneva, published in 1757 in the Encyclopaedia of Diderot and d'Alembert. Despite being written with a lower-case f, fabrique (manufactory) no less refers to the multitude of watchmakers, goldsmiths, jewellers and other craftsmen whose cabinets (small workshops) had spread along the right bank of the Rhône in the eighteenth century, and who combined their skills to produce watches and jewellery.
Marc Frisanco, a specialist in intellectual property at the Richemont group, sees striking parallels between global warming and the spread of counterfeit goods. Tackling either of these problems must inevitably appeal to basic moral principles. Part Two in the June issue of HH Magazine.
Hublot has joined forces with WISeKey to provide its customers with a means of authenticating their timepieces online, by giving each of their watches a unique "ID card." Counterfeiters be warned.