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Balance wheel with silicon hairspring © Firehouse Horology
Connoisseur of watches
Why engineers are leading the battle of the balance spring

When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.

Monday, 14 October 2019
4 min read
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The original Monaco from 1969 was considered too unconventional for the era.
Trend Forecaster
A little piece of Elvis, Paul or Jackie on your wrist…

With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.

Friday, 11 October 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date © Rolex
Trend Forecaster
The Top 6 Dive Watches of Instagram

The first true dive watch dates back to 1926 when Hans Wilsdorf presented the Oyster case, which managed to create a usable water resistant watch.

Thursday, 24 August 2017
6 min read
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Sir Kenneth Branagh
Watch Stories
On track with Sir Kenneth Branagh

Forty years after Sidney Lumet, Kenneth Branagh is the director of a remake of "Murder on the Orient Express", based on the Agatha Christie novel. Onboard with the Shakespearian actor is a gilded cast that includes Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Penelope Cruz and Michelle Pfeiffer.

Thursday, 24 August 2017
Frank Rousseau
7 min read
Baume & Mercier Clifton
Watch Stories
Baume & Mercier: Speed Demons

Baume & Mercier taps Shelby Cobra coupe designer for timepieces collection.

Friday, 11 August 2017
4 min read
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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Summer Edition
Trend Forecaster
10 chronos for summer

Great for cooking pasta al dente or counting how many minutes to the next siesta, the chronograph will also measure this summer's sporting exploits. On you marks, set, go! First one to September loses.

Friday, 04 August 2017
6 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph
Connoisseur of watches
In the metal: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph

When it comes to getting a feel for a watch, nothing compares to spending a few days with it on the wrist. Proportion, design, comfort, functions… Here's our verdict on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph.

Monday, 31 July 2017
3 min read
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Richard Mille
Trend Forecaster
Richard Mille - Margot Robbie, the brand’s new face

The women’s universe takes shape at Richard Mille with his new Australian ambassador.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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