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Villeret Ultraplate in red gold © Blancpain
New Models
Two blue-dial models join the Villeret collection

Intimately bound up with Blancpain's identity, two emblematic red gold timepieces from the Villeret line - the Quantième Complet and the Ultraplate - are now available with blue dials.

Monday, 06 April 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Paul Guillard, Swiss watchmaker (Geneva) in 1921
Economy
When the State saved Swiss watchmaking - Part one

In the wake of the First World War, Swiss watchmaking underwent a period of profound crisis, resulting in a State-led reorganisation of the sector. This rescue operation took the form of cartel agreements that remained in place until the 1960s. Part one: the 1920s and 1930s.

Monday, 06 April 2020
6 min read
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Martin-Gore-Depeche-Mode
New Models
Hublot and Depeche Mode launch a fundraising Big Bang

Hublot and Depeche Mode have unveiled a 55-piece limited edition of the Big Bang. Each is unique, inspired by the band's 55 singles. Sales will benefit the non-profit organisation charity: water.

Wednesday, 07 February 2018
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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Insight Micro-Rotor Lady © Romain Gauthier
New Models
Insight Micro-Rotor Lady, the first women's watch from Romain Gauthier

The 39.5-mm diameter singles this watch out as the brand's first for women – and as commendable as every other of its timepieces, from the sophisticated mechanical movement to the exceptional finishing.

Tuesday, 06 February 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Octo Solotempo © Bulgari
New Models
Bulgari introduces the Octo Originale in titanium

The Octo line made its mark on contemporary watchmaking when first introduced in 2012 for the 110 facets of its case, and later for ultra-thin versions. This year Bulgari revisits the original Octo with a chronograph and a time-only in titanium.

Monday, 05 February 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 © Breguet
New Models
Breguet presents its Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique in a “Grand Feu” enamel version

Ahead of Baselworld, Breguet presents a Classique Tourbillon in its simplest attire so as to focus all attention on the beauty of its tourbillon regulator. The movement is similarly understated at just 3mm thick.

Friday, 02 February 2018
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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Navitimer 8 B01 © Breitling
New Models
Breitling's first new product line is the Navitimer 8

Breitling CEO Georges Kern promised to take a new broom to the brand's iconic product ranges. First up is the Navitimer, and the new Navitimer 8 pilot watch. The name refers to the company's Huit Aviation division, set up in 1938 to produce cockpit instruments and military watches.

Thursday, 01 February 2018
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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Statistiques-2017-cover
Economy
Swiss watch exports grew 2.7% in 2017

Strongest growth was recorded in the second half, when shipments increased almost 5%. For the full twelve months, Hong Kong (+6%) and China (+18.8%) set the pace. The major luxury groups are also on the up and up. Richemont, LVMH and Swatch Group have all announced significantly stronger results.

Thursday, 01 February 2018
3 min read
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TAG-Heuer-Connected-Modular-45-Golf-Edition_breaker
Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
6 min read
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