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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
Paul Guillard, Swiss watchmaker (Geneva) in 1921
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
Happy but not elated

Latest statistics for the branch, together with annual results for Swatch Group and Richemont's nine-month figures, leave no doubt. The Swiss watch industry is cooling off. Records are still being set, but the mood is more subdued.

Monday, 16 February 2015
3 min read
Swiss watch exports in 2014

The year 2014 came to a close in a more difficult context for the Swiss watch industry, however exports by the sector continued to grow. The annual result recorded a total value of 22.2 billion francs, corresponding to an increase of 1.9% compared to 2013. As in 2013, which recorded exactly the same rate of growth, 2014 will have been a year of consolidation at a high level. Mention must be made however of the negative trend observed in November and December, linked to the autumn events in Hong Kong and the decline of the Chinese market.

Tuesday, 03 February 2015
Press Release
3 min read
Leather saving its skin? No chance!

Crocodile is swimming against the current—the latest watch straps opt for precious, glamorous and visionary materials. What time does your mink say it is?

Monday, 02 February 2015
3 min read
Montre Rotonde de Cartier Grande Complication
Monday, 02 February 2015
1 min watch
Audemars Piguet Diamond Punk
Friday, 23 January 2015
1 min watch
Point of View
Long live freedom

Once upon a time there was the Poinçon de Genève, a hallmark introduced in 1886 and already intended as an effective measure against counterfeiting. Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (the famous COSC), which certifies the precision of Swiss watches that meet its criteria, dates from 1973 in its present form.

Thursday, 22 January 2015
2 min read
Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

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