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Articles on the subject: Watch Stories

Hugh Grant
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About Hugh Grant...

For anyone who spent the last three decades on another planet, Hugh Grant is the actor who in 1995 was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.

Friday, 31 January 2020
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
Jessica Alba
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For Jessica Alba, a watch must have "green" credentials

In Hollywood, appearances can be deceptive. Take Jessica Alba, for example. The "sexiest woman in the world" happens to be a hugely successful start-up entrepreneur.

Thursday, 19 December 2019
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
The first Grand Seiko watch, 1960 © Seiko
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For its 50th anniversary, the Grand Seiko makes its entry in the United States

Probably what comes to mind when thinking about a Seiko watch is an inexpensive quartz timepiece that has great functionality but doesn’t possess the fine mechanics comparable to those found in a Swiss or German model. Seiko aims to change this view, and after 60 years has decided to introduce Grand Seiko mechanical watches into the United States, presented in November at AZ Fine Time, their retailer in Arizona.

Thursday, 23 December 2010
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
Miguel Angel Jiménez, Audemars Piguet Ambassador, winner of the Omega European Masters 2010 © Omega
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Watch brands go head-to-head on the green

The last days of summer brought a riot of activity to Swiss greens. Between the Omega European Masters and the Audemars Piguet Golf Trophy, it seems Christmas came early for golf enthusiasts… with a couple of horological surprises to boot!

Thursday, 16 September 2010
3 min read
Alain Thébault © Gilles Martin-Raget
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L’Hydroptère takes Audemars Piguet onboard

It's tempting to believe that Audemars Piguet has a nose for nautical exploits. After sponsoring the twice victorious Team Alinghi in the America's Cup, the watchmaker is now lending its support to l'Hydroptère, the world's fastest sailboat and a visionary achievement. The new prototype for this extraordinary catamaran will soon take to Swiss waters.

Wednesday, 08 September 2010
The FHH Journal editors
5 min read
The L.U.C EHG movement is a joint development by the Ecole d'Horlogerie de Genève and Chopard Manufacture © Chopard
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Chopard and the Ecole d'Horlogerie de Genève become partners for the long term

The Geneva School of Watchmaking and Chopard have worked together on the L.U.C EHG movement, which equips the L.U.C Louis-Ulysse The Tribute anniversary watch. This new calibre has also been supplied to the school in "kit" form for its students’ future study pieces.

Monday, 08 March 2010
4 min read
Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre - Calibre 978 Master Tourbillon © Jaeger-LeCoultre
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The Concours International de Chronométrie puts watchmakers to the test

Quartz saw the last of timing competitions. Now they return with the Concours International de Chronométrie, organised by the Musée d’Horlogerie du Locle. Jaeger-LeCoultre and René Addor are the victors of this first edition.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
9 min read
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Collectors of a feather flock together

Numerous societies of watch enthusiasts have sprung up either side of the Atlantic. Through their activities and journals, they foster enthusiasm for the instruments that measure time. Michel Viredaz from Chronométrophilia explains.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
4 min read
Haute Horlogerie journals 2019-2020
Trend Forecaster

Watch Trends 2019-2020, a unique analysis from the FHH

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
4 min read
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