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Calibre 3255 © Rolex
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present (IX)

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part nine: silicon escapements.

Thursday, 11 July 2019
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Monaco 1969 © Heuer
History & Masterpieces
The Monaco, TAG Heuer's legendary square chrono

In 1969 TAG Heuer launched the first ever automatic chronograph in a water-resistant square case. Half a century later, the Monaco is still in the race. Two of five anniversary models have been revealed, at the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019
5 min read
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The first Breitling Navitimer in 1952 became the official watch of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association.
History & Masterpieces
The Navitimer, Breitling's high-flying chrono

Made famous by its circular slide rule, used to perform airborne navigation calculations, the Breitling Navitimer ranks among the legendary chronographs that have conquered pilots and watch collectors alike - a love affair that began in 1952, and is still going strong today.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018
4 min read
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Singing Bird Clock © Jaquet Droz
History & Masterpieces
The restoration of the Jaquet Droz Singing Bird Clock

Horology has its very own legends, and the story of the newly restored Singing Bird Clock, made in the eighteenth century by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, is one of the most exciting.

Monday, 27 August 2018
The FHH Journal editors
4 min read
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The International Museum of Horology in La Chaux-de-Fonds offers an introductory tour entitled “Mankind and Time.” © Fred Merz / Lundi 13
Culture
Horological holidays

Websites and blogs are fine. Being part of the action is so much better. From museum to Manufacture, follow the guide on an exciting and educational exploration of watchmaking country. Switzerland, here we come!

Wednesday, 22 August 2018
8 min read
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History & Masterpieces
"Nicknames" exhibition at Vacheron Constantin in Paris

Hosted at its Paris store, Vacheron Constantin is staging a temporary exhibition of vintage and legacy watches for which collectors have their favourite pet names.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Culture
Social media and the luxury watch industry (part two)

The luxury watch industry is a relative newcomer to social media, the most recent example being Patek Philippe's Instagram debut in March. Are luxury watch brands finally realising the importance of social media to their business?

Wednesday, 25 July 2018
3 min read
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Culture
Social media and the luxury watch industry (part one)

The luxury watch industry is a relative newcomer to social media, the most recent example being Patek Philippe's Instagram debut in March. Are luxury watch brands finally realising the importance of social media to their business?

Tuesday, 24 July 2018
3 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
5 min read
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