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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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Culture
A hard-hitting anti-counterfeiting campaign

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, in partnership with the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, is launching an international campaign to wipe out counterfeiting. This new campaign targets those who carry the most responsibility for keeping this twenty-first century scourge alive: the people who buy.

Friday, 30 January 2009
3 min read
Jean Louis Bouchet - Astronomic Skeleton Regulator © FP Journe
History & Masterpieces
François-Paul Journe pays tribute to French watchmaking

Twelve exceptional clocks from the 18th and 19th centuries are on display inside the workshop of this watchmaker with a passion for the history of time measurement.

Friday, 30 January 2009
Florence Noël
3 min read
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Montre militaire Omega montée sur la base d'une montre de poche. Cadran entièrement peint © Fabrice Guéroux
Culture
What price that collector's watch?

Counterfeiting hits hardest in three markets: brands, pre-owned and collectors. Spurred on by the current infatuation with watches, itself fuelled by the media and by brands' all-out marketing campaigns, more and more people, from enlightened amateurs to recent converts, are turning to collecting. Meanwhile, the century's biggest communications channel, the Internet, has taken this interest in vintage watches to just about the four corners of the globe.

Friday, 19 December 2008
Fabrice Guéroux
4 min read
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La Casa, the shop on the city's prestigious Avenida Quinta © Cuervo y Sobrinos
History & Masterpieces
Havana time with Cuervo y Sobrinos

Imagine Cuba, pearl of the Caribbean, in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The first democratic constitution had come into force. The country had recently gained international recognition as a member of the United Nations. President Batista came and went and came again, helped by the United States which had an iron grip on the island's mining, agriculture and public services. Americans fleeing Prohibition had already flocked to the island at the turn of the century. Fifty years later they would once again be seduced by Havana, now a hub of corruption, gambling and trafficking of every possible kind.

Friday, 19 December 2008
4 min read
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Kalender of Shepherdes, circa 1556. At its height, astrology permeated religion, science, philosophy and all human activity
History & Masterpieces
Medicine and Measuring Time

The position of the stars, the signs of the zodiac, precious stones, predictions ... Over the course of the centuries, many doctors have also been astronomers, engineers and watchmakers. So what is the connection between these branches of knowledge?

Friday, 28 November 2008
Dominique Fléchon
5 min read
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Culture
Just another Saturday night in Bali

At Bagus Watch in Bali, everything is fake. Nor does the store try to hide the fact, brazenly announcing "the ultimate range of replica watches in Asia." A temple of fakedom that doesn't deter the tourists.

Friday, 28 November 2008
Quentin Simonet
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
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