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New Models
Autumn’s new releases

With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
6 min read
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China-SSE
Economy
China’s push for “common prosperity”

Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?

Wednesday, 08 September 2021
6 min read
Laureato Tourbillon © Girard-Perregaux
New Models
The new Laureato Tourbillon from Girard-Perregaux

Introduced by Girard-Perregaux in 1975 and returned centre-stage in 2016, the Laureato has grown into a collection in its own right that now includes a 43mm tourbillon. Unmistakably Laureato, its distinctive design combines with one of the most sophisticated horological mechanisms.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Horological Machine N°9 Road Edition © MB&F
New Models
MB&F's HM9 puts aerodynamics on the wrist

It has the contours of a de Havilland Venom, the body of a Buick Streamliner. The newly revealed Horological Machine N°9 by MB&F shares the dynamic silhouette of mid-century cars and planes.

Monday, 24 September 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Sébastien Destremau, skipper
News
Two new adventurers join Ulysse Nardin

With a name like Ulysse, a certain hero of the Iliad and the Odyssey inevitably springs to mind. Carrying on this adventure-seeking spirit, Ulysse Nardin is expanding its family of modern-day Ulysses. After free-diver Fred Buyle and kite-surfing champion Alex Caizergues, navigator Sébastien Destremau and snowboarder Mathieu Crepel have teamed up with the brand.

Monday, 24 September 2018
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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Fairmined Gold
Economy
The long road to an ethical gold standard

Chopard has kept its promise. Since July, the brand uses only gold from ethical sources. But at just 5% of global watch and jewellery production, sustainable gold is still as rare as the initiatives aimed at making responsibly-sourced gold the norm in the luxury industry.

Monday, 24 September 2018
4 min read
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Hermès Heure H Double Jeu vertical setting and black strap © Maud Remy Lonvis
New Models
Twice as nice: the Hermès Heure H Double Jeu

Philippe Mouquet designed the Heure H in 1996 around Hermès' instantly recognisable capital H. This Double Jeu version sparkles with diamonds in either a horizontal or a vertical setting... but which to choose?

Friday, 21 September 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Baselworld-eye
Point of View
Va’ Pensiero: Don't mix the sacred with the profane!

After Swatch Group's decision to pull out of Baselworld, Franco Cologni responds to Nick Hayek's declarations on the future of watch fairs, and specifically that of SIHH.

Friday, 21 September 2018
4 min read
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