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RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur © Richard Mille
Culture
It's a woman's world too, for Richard Mille

The first Richard Mille Racing Team is an all-female crew that will be on the starting grid for the next 24 Hours of Le Mans. Confirmation that women are very much part of the "family".

Wednesday, 01 April 2020
5 min read
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RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams © Richard Mille
Culture
Hip-hop's most namechecked watch brands

Luxury and music have always gone together, from the clothes artists wear to the cars they drive or the watches that shine on their wrists. We look at which brands get the most namechecks and the trendsetters behind them.

Friday, 27 March 2020
Hope Frost
5 min read
Double virgule escapement
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part four

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 four: from the "exotic" escapements of the 18th century to the Swiss lever escapement post-1753.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018
5 min read
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Omega-Speedmaster-ST-105-b
Culture
Omega on-screen in "First Man"

Omega watches join the cast of the newly released "First Man" movie, as the watches qualified by NASA to be part of its manned missions to the Moon.

Monday, 15 October 2018
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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Classic Chronometry 7727 caliber 574DR with silicon components © Breguet
History & Masterpieces
Silicon's strategic role

Having gradually earned the respect of movement constructors, though still held in disregard by purists, silicon components are an integral part of watchmaking today, to the point of representing a competitive advantage.

Thursday, 11 October 2018
4 min read
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First Happy Diamonds (1976) © Chopard
History & Masterpieces
Happy Diamonds - a touch of fantasy, by Chopard

Setting diamonds free to dance across a dial. The idea was unheard-of until the launch of Happy Diamonds in 1976. Its signature floating stones have spread joy throughout the watch and jewellery worlds for more than 40 years.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
4 min read
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montre-dame-cover
Culture
A complete guide to ladies’ luxury watches

We’re entering a new golden era for women’s luxury timepieces, with products that are just as impressive technically and arguably more stunning visually than their male counterparts.

Tuesday, 02 October 2018
8 min read
horloge-atomique-cover
Culture
How the atomic clock put a new spin on time

In 1967, atomic clocks became the means by which time is determined - so precisely that scientists were able to establish that the Earth is spinning more slowly. The question being, how to ensure our time standard stays in synch with the Earth's rotation.

Thursday, 27 September 2018
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
5 min read
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