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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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Zenith Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot
New Models
Zenith - Then and now

Academic by name but certainly not by nature. In black ceramic, the Academy Tourbillon Georges Favre-Jacot merges two landmark complications from the history of Zenith with contemporary watchmaking, showing a tourbillon and a fusée-chain transmission as never before.

Monday, 11 April 2016
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Richard Mille RM 056 Felipe Massa Sapphire
News
The heir transparent

Sapphire cases are becoming an increasingly common sight. Richard Mille, a trailblazer in 2012, has made sapphire-cased watches a speciality, with others following suit. A closer look at one of watchmaking's newest phenomena.

Monday, 11 April 2016
7 min read
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Jaquet Droz The Charming Bird
New Models
Jaquet Droz - The original tweet !

As birdsong fills the Swiss countryside, a blue tit has made its home in two new versions of the Charming Bird watch. Its singing master goes by the name of Jaquet Droz.

Friday, 08 April 2016
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
3
Nick Hayek © Swatch Group
Economy
Samba for the Swatch Group

What do Nick Hayek, sunglasses, the Rio Olympic Games, METAS and Universo have in common? Swatch Group's traditional economic press conference, of course!

Wednesday, 06 April 2016
Janine Vuilleumier
6 min read
Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier tourbillon armillaire rétrograde
New Models
Vacheron Constantin - The height of excellence

Vacheron Constantin once again demonstrates that watchmaking has yet to reach its limits with the Maître Cabinotier retrograde armillary tourbillon watch. This unique piece achieves new summits of horological excellence within a surprisingly contemporary design.

Friday, 01 April 2016
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Breguet Type XXI
New Models
The top 12 chronographs

Often robust, sometimes vintage, always sporty, the chronograph remains one of the most sought-after complications. Tailored for the measuring of elapsed times, it was one of the big attractions at this year's Baselworld. These are the twelve that caught our eye.

Friday, 01 April 2016
1 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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