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Alec Monopoly Special Edition © TAG Heuer
New Models
TAG Heuer - "Art Provocateur"

A hip artsy crowd gathered at Condesa, Mexico City’s trendy neighbourhood and home of established and up and coming artists to join an event hosted by TAG Heuer, the Swiss avant garde watchmaker. The American street artist Alec Monopoly transformed an art space into his workshop. The guests got a closer look into his creative process. Alec was putting finishing touches to a canvas in tribute to the Mexican solidarity and strength after the devastating earthquake of September 2017.

Tuesday, 21 November 2017
The HH Journal editors
2 min read
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Rotonde Skeleton Msyterious Double Tourbillon Calibre 9465MC © Cartier
New Models
Cartier - So mysterious

The Mysterious Double Tourbillon movement created at the La Chaux-de-Fonds Manufacture in 2013 represents a milestone in Cartier watchmaking history: the tourbillon appears to be suspended in mid-air with no connection to the rest of the movement.

Monday, 20 November 2017
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Point of View
Customer? What customer?

As we know, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie exists to spread the culture of Fine Watchmaking. Not just among specialists – although they could sometimes benefit from a brief refresher: as the ancients used to say, Medice, cura te ipsum (doctor, take care of yourself) – but all those who, in a demonstration of style and good taste, are careful to go beyond the surface of things and thus fully enjoy the unique character of something as singular as a watch.

Thursday, 16 December 2010
3 min read
Alain Silberstein © MB&F
Economy
An Alain Silberstein café in a converted container: coming soon to a market near you?

A staunch advocate of independent watchmaking, Alain Silberstein is convinced that innovative products aren't enough. Original distribution solutions are now the crux of the issue, such as travelling pop-up stores.

Thursday, 16 December 2010
3 min read
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One last thing: it still takes nine months to make a baby. Nine months is just right. No more, no less. And for a long time to come. The rest is up to us!
Point of View
Too fast, too slow!

Between "Charybdis-too-fast" and "Scylla-too-slow" there is an oasis of "just right." Provided, that is, we know how to "take" time rather than let time take over.

Friday, 10 December 2010
Cyrille Vigneron
5 min read
Panerai diver's wristwatch from 1943 Ref. 3646 (lot 305), estimated at USD/CHF 70-90,000 (EUR 53-68,000) © Christie's
News
420 important watches under the hammer at Christie's New York

A well-balanced sale in the eyes of Aurel Bacs, who on December 14th will preside over this auction of vintage and modern wristwatches. On offer will be several extremely rare timepieces by Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, Piaget, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin and Panerai, alongside a fine selection of pocket watches and desk clocks. Total estimate: USD/CHF 5 to 7 million (EUR 3.8 to 5.3 million).

Thursday, 09 December 2010
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Hugo Chávez (right) with Oliver Stone at the 2009 Venice Mostra (creative commons)
Economy
Venezuela: a labyrinth for brands

They're mad about mechanical watches, the more complications the better. They're enthusiastic collectors and buy more timepieces than the average for Latin America. Meanwhile, President Hugo Chávez leads a constant battle against the luxury industry. Have Venezuelans lost their mind?

Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Manuel Palos
5 min read
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Economy
Economic growth continues to drive Swiss watch exports

For the nine months to end September, exports of Swiss watches across all segments increased 21.5% on the same period last year, while the +CHF 3,000 export price* (€2,260), category gained 22%. If the trend continues through to year-end, the industry could come close to matching 2008's record of approximately CHF 16 billion (€12 billion) for 26 million watches, and leave 2009 figures far behind.

Friday, 26 November 2010
4 min read
Video

In the metal: H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Purity

Monday, 23 October 2017
Written By Alex Ballmer
2 min watch
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