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Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 © Breguet
History & Masterpieces
The extra-thin tourbillon, by Breguet

That Abraham-Louis Breguet sold just 35 tourbillon watches in his lifetime gives some idea of the extreme complexity of this mechanism. Introduced in 2013 and returning this year as a skeletonised version, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 celebrates this legacy.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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Antoine de Macedo, owner of two watch boutiques in Paris.
Culture
Pre-owned watches, Antoine de Macedo’s way

Last year Richemont announced its acquisition of Watchfinder.com, sealing its entry into the pre-owned market. More recently, the multi-brand Bucherer store in Geneva opened a fourth-floor Gallery dedicated to the buying and selling of vintage watches. And Antoine de Macedo in Paris? He has been buying, selling and servicing high-end pre-owned watches for 33 years.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Victoria Townsend
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
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