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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
Breitling for Bentley Supersports B55
Watch Stories
Geared up!

Gearheads love watches, watch nerds love cars. It's a simple equation, and grounds enough for watchmakers and car manufacturers to hit the road together.

Friday, 26 May 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Armin Strom
Trend Forecaster
Personalizing watches: how to have it your way

In today’s world, more and more watch brands are struggling to set themselves apart and to offer customers a truly individual shopping experience. One of the ways that some are meeting the challenge is by offering a personalization or customization service.

Monday, 22 May 2017
5 min read
5
Omega Trilogy 1957 Seamaster Railmaster Speedmaster
Trend Forecaster
Top 5 black dial watches of 2017

After several years of blue being the big colour trend among dials, a shift was seeing during SIHH and several months later it still seems to be going strong during Baselworld. Black is back...

Wednesday, 17 May 2017
10 min read
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Omega
Watch Stories
Omega and the IOC extend their partnership to 2032

Omega and the International Olympic Committee have extended their partnership through to the XXXV Olympiad in 2032… an anniversary date, since the brand first served as official timekeeper in Los Angeles in 1932.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
3 min read
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Vacheron Constantin Celestia
Connoisseur of watches
Why we track equation of time

Like the minute repeater, tourbillon and the perpetual calendar, the equation of time is a rare and valued complication. True, it is an arcane function that neither chimes the hours, nor fights the effects of gravity, but it is rooted in the history of watchmaking and is therefore meaningful for aficionados.

Monday, 08 May 2017
6 min read
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H Moser Swiss Mad Watch SIHH
Connoisseur of watches
H. Moser & Cie's maverick marketing

H. Moser & Cie Chief Executive Edouard Meylan has made irreverent humour a hallmark of the brand's communication. Throw in some adroit marketing and huge respect for traditional watchmaking, and stand well back!

Thursday, 04 May 2017
3 min read
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