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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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Quai de l'Ile Date Self-winding © Vacheron Constantin
Culture
Vacheron Constantin goes all out against counterfeiting

The Genevan Manufacture proposes a watch that is as inviolable as a Swiss banknote. A technological prowess of the utmost beauty.

Friday, 11 April 2008
Florence Noël
4 min read
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History & Masterpieces
"Fine Watchmaking Celebrates Sport"

Exceptional watches are the reflection of human genius in "Fine Watchmaking Celebrates Sport," the exhibition which the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is staging at the SIHH 2008. A tribute to the shared values of sport and the watchmaker's art.

Monday, 07 April 2008
6 min read
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Nicolas G. Hayek et sa Marie Antoinette © Breguet
History & Masterpieces
Breguet unveils its Marie-Antoinette watch

After three and a half years, a dream comes true for Nicolas G. Hayek as Breguet unveils its replica of the pocket watch made for France's most famous queen. Interview.

Saturday, 05 April 2008
Florence Noël
6 min read
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Culture
Interpol tackles the problem in the field

As the recent Intellectual Property Day at Geneva University's School of Law clearly spelled out, counterfeiting is a global scourge and the weapons with which to fight it still lack bite. The first in a three-part file.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
3 min read
Piaget’s take on the high-jewellery chronograph is ideal for either men or women. It is one of several haute joaillerie pieces to be launched this year by the brand.
History & Masterpieces
A tourbillon is nice but sometimes only diamonds will suffice

Although many brands create jewellery versions within each of their core product families, the true haute joaillerie watch stands apart from “set” pieces. But making this kind of commitment is not easy.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Where no watch had gone before…

Waltham, Rolex, "Shturmanskie", TAG Heuer, Breitling, Omega and Bulova have all been witness to historic exploits. They have climbed Everest, dived 10,000 metres under the sea, orbited the Earth or landed on the moon. A look back at these legendary adventurers

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Louis Nardin
5 min read
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The Nomos building in the old railway station
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Glashütte, the German miracle

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Written By Christophe Roulet
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