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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
FHH Bill Article
Trend Forecaster
Five new influencers you probably missed during SIHH 2017

This year's SIHH is over and the dust has settled. However in the social sphere, SIHH 2017 doesn’t seem to be dying - still being the most spoken about topic in our last trend report. Social media was more present during this year’s event than it ever has been. The most influential online brands have already been spoken about so it’s time to discuss influencers, who now control so much of the present social media landscape.

Friday, 17 March 2017
8 min read
H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Centre Seconds Concept Cosmic Green
Trend Forecaster
10 green watches for 2017

A new trend is sending out shoots: what if green were the new blue? Take a peek at these 10 watches that get the green light for style!

Friday, 17 March 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Van Cleef Arpels Midnight Planetarium
Connoisseur of watches
Adventures in aventurine

Aventurine on a dial does a wonderful imitation of a starry sky, but what is it exactly? Gemstone or glass? Rare or in abundance? Read on for some scintillating facts.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
5 min read
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Baume & Mercier Clifton Club Shelby Cobra CSX2299
Watch Stories
Full throttle!

Rarely have watchmakers tapped into the automotive theme with such enthusiasm. We take a look at the names that go the extra mile.

Friday, 10 March 2017
4 min read
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Panerai
Watch Stories
Panerai in Bermuda

Officine Panerai and Oracle Team USA are all at sea… The team is hoisting the sails on the new America’s Cup Class boat while the Italian brand is unveiling the official watches of this 35th America’s Cup.

Tuesday, 07 March 2017
6 min read
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VignetteTaille
Trend Forecaster
Watchmaking's new "agender"

An X or Y chromosome is no longer a reliable marker. Watches are adopting an intermediate size – 40 mm in diameter – and mixing masculine and feminine. "John darling, just borrowing your Luger"…

Monday, 06 March 2017
4 min read
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