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Sea Gull tourbillon watch
Connoisseur of watches
The tourbillon market in China

When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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Many quartz calibers © Vincent Daveau
Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (1)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
7 min read
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CreaBowieReup
Trend Forecaster
Did David Bowie influence watch design?

His incomparable style went far beyond music and fashion. The androgynous dandy, the master of transformation, David Bowie was unique in his ability to blur boundaries and bend the rules of gender. A unisex style that has found its way into watchmaking too.

Tuesday, 08 March 2016
3 min read
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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 39.5mm
Watch Stories
Is the dive watch really high and dry ?

Enjoyed for their dynamic style and robustness, dive watches have hit rock bottom. Are brands proving resistant to the sporty appeal of these underwater instruments?

Thursday, 03 March 2016
4 min read
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Pierce Brosnan
Trend Forecaster
Pierce Brosnan, for your eyes only

The actor poses for Speake-Marin in two new photos that capture the elegance and style of the gentleman watchmaker.

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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George Clooney
Watch Stories
George Clooney on Hollywood, politics and collecting

There's no stopping the Clooney/Coen trio. The recently released Hail, Caesar! is the ex-ER paediatrician's fourth film with the quirky director brothers. The film had been on the backburner for some time as the third and final instalment of the "Numbskull Trilogy". Fortunately, the lovely Amal's husband is happy goofing around, which is something of a paradox given that Clooney, who fronts the Omega and Nespresso brands, is one of Hollywood's most intellectual actors. Meet the star who has a lot more than coffee on the boil !

Wednesday, 02 March 2016
Frank Rousseau
8 min read
Rolex Submariner 1953
Connoisseur of watches
Vintage for Dummies (II)

Buying a vintage watch is a fascinating and fulfilling learning curve. In part two of this article, we look at the actual purchase, which requires a methodical approach. You've done your homework, now for some action!

Thursday, 25 February 2016
7 min read
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coen_brothers
Trend Forecaster
Star quality

Caught on camera: the latest edition of HH Mag, published by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, has conquered new fans across the pond.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016
1 min read
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04_IWC_Galapagos_Mood
Seabed

What's new on the diving watch side?

Let's dive!
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