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Articles on the subject: Watch Stories

Elsa Zylberstein
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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
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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
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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
Gold nuggets © Goldlake Group
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Setting a new gold standard

After conflict diamonds, advocates of sustainable development from industrialists to watchmakers, jewellers and retailers are training their sights on dirty gold. The first certification system will come into operation next January.

Friday, 27 November 2009
5 min read
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Bingham Canyon in Utah, the world's largest man-made excavation which yields 1,400 ounces (43.4 kg) of gold a day © DR
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A drop in the ocean?

Efforts to track down and eradicate dirty gold must contend with numerous hurdles. According to a report by the WWF in Guyana, clandestine operations continue because of the "disconcerting facility" with which illegal production can be infiltrated into authorised channels. And Guyana is far from being the only country in this situation. Another major stumbling block is that supply is highly fragmented as refineries source gold from mines in more than 60 countries.

Friday, 27 November 2009
3 min read
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Pamela Caillens, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cartier
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Cartier stands up for responsible practices in the gold industry

As a founder-member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, set up in 2005, Cartier is actively engaged in establishing responsible practices across the diamond and gold jewellery supply chains. Pamela Caillens, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cartier, explains.

Friday, 27 November 2009
6 min read
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IWC is supporting the Plastiki Expedition of David de Rothschild and his organization Adventure Ecology © Adventure Ecology 2010
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IWC sails aboard the Plastiki

As an expression of their commitment to corporate responsibility, the Schaffhausen manufactory is supporting the Plastiki Expedition of David de Rothschild and his organization Adventure Ecology.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

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