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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
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
F.P Journe Centigraphe Souverain Anniversaire
New Models
F.P. Journe – Happy anniversary

F.P. Journe celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Geneva boutique with an eminently collectible ten-piece edition of the Centigraphe Souverain.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Patek Philippe Réf. 2497
Five “nicknamed” watches under the hammer

A watch important enough to have a nickname, no matter how silly it sounds, means it is adored by collectors. The Phillips “Geneva Watch Auction: Five” has at least five such Grail pieces among the 237 lots to be auctioned in Geneva this coming weekend, May 13 and 14.

Thursday, 11 May 2017
6 min read
Davide Traxler, CEO of Eterna
Point of View
KonTiki meets Amazon – the new adventures of Eterna

Eterna's newly minted CEO Davide Traxler has shattered a taboo by striking a deal that makes Amazon an official retailer. At Baselworld, the brand introduced the KonTiki Bronze Manufacture, positioned at a (genuinely) unbeatable price. Interview.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
5 min read
Girard-Perregaux Laureato Squelette.
New Models
Girard-Perregaux – Bone structure

The Laureato continues to reinvent the 1970s with a new iteration that focuses on the mechanical movement, a vision of architectural precision and transparency. Introducing the Laureato Skeleton.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Point of View
Kristian Haagen discusses the vintage trend

Kristian Haagen is a man who needs little introduction. Since his first piece was published in a national newspaper way back in 1998 he has carved himself a name with Fine Watchmaking as a true expert. A journalist and writer, a speaker, an auction consultant and one of our favourite influencers, we couldn’t think of anyone better to discuss the vintage trend currently sweeping the world of watches.

Tuesday, 09 May 2017
8 min read
Chopard L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer
New Models
Chopard – An Officer and a gentleman

From the front, an exquisite, hand-guilloché dial with honeycomb pattern. From the back, an officer-type cover, also with guillochage, that opens to reveal the L.U.C 96.01-L ultra-thin movement. The L.U.C XPS 1860 Officer matches distinction with discretion.

Monday, 08 May 2017
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read

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