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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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Philippe Dufour
News
Philippe Dufour, simplicity itself

A child of La Vallée de Joux and father of the legendary Simplicity, Philippe Dufour is considered a superstar by collectors the world over. Trails of pipe smoke, the gentle churning of antique machines, and scrupulous hand-finishing constitute the well-oiled mechanics of the master watchmaker's days. We met him at his workshop, on the ground floor of the old schoolhouse in Le Solliat.

Thursday, 27 July 2017
6 min read
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Aghenor x Head for Only Watch
New Models
Only Watch 2017: 50 unique watches for a good cause (I)

The seventh edition of ONLY WATCH sale of unique watches will take place in Geneva on November 11th to raise funds for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This four-part series takes a look at some of the watches under the auctioneer's hammer.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
13
Baïkonour Raketa
Beginner's Guide
Lift-off for Russian brand Raketa

After months searching for the ideal location, the Russian watch brand has come up trumps with a 20 square-metre space on Moscow's most exclusive shopping street, where it has cut the ribbon on its first own-name store.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Jean-Didier Revoin
4 min read
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Richard Mille RM 67-02 Wayde van Niekerk
New Models
Richard Mille – Faster, higher…

Wayde Van Niekerk and Mutaz Essa Barshim: two names associated with world-class track and field performances. They'll shortly be competing at the Olympic stadium in London for the IAAF World Championships. And they'll be wearing the RM 67-02 Sprint and the RM 67-02 High Jump, two sporting versions of the RM 67-01.

Monday, 24 July 2017
The FHH Journal editors
4 min read
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Economy
Higher monthly value – exports are improving steadily

The recovery of watch industry exports continued with a positive trend in June. The value of products crossing the Swiss border stood at 1.7 billion francs, 5.3% higher than in June 2016. This increase follows the good result posted one month previously.

Friday, 21 July 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Nick Hayek © Swatch Group
Economy
Swatch Group in the pink

Half-year results make for positive reading, with net income up by 6.8%. The first half of 2017 has shown "accelerated growth" for all the group's brands.

Friday, 21 July 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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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