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Articles on the subject: Watch Stories

Elsa Zylberstein
Watch Stories
For Elsa Zylberstein, a watch must be more than a timepiece

She is one of the most brilliant French actresses of her generation. One of the most versatile, too, switching between comedy and drama with disconcerting ease. Elsa Zylberstein talks watches to FHH Journal.

Friday, 25 June 2021
Frank Rousseau
4 min read
American 1921 Pièce Unique (from 2021) and Heritage piece from 1921 © Vacheron Constantin
Watch Stories
Vacheron Constantin remakes history with the American 1921

For the 100th anniversary of the American 1921, Vacheron Constantin has recreated the original watch using only techniques and tools from a century ago. The fifteen-month project began with a deep dive into the Manufacture’s archives and its stock of period components.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021
4 min read
Watch Stories
Converting women to grandes complications: mission accomplished for Patek Philippe

Crowning its efforts to propose complex mechanical watches for women, the Genevan firm presents the first ever perpetual calendar in its collections specifically for ladies.

Saturday, 10 March 2012
4 min read
Hublot Oceanographic 4000 © Hublot
Watch Stories
The skipper, the sea and his watch

During warm summer days, the ocean never fails to cast its irresistible spell on holidaymakers yearning for a taste of sea air and possibly a little spin out on their boats with friends. Once again, watchmakers are at the ready.

Thursday, 14 July 2011
4 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
Watch Stories
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
Watch Stories
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

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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