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Élégante by F.P. Journe platinium © F.P. Journe
New Models
Élégante, F.P. Journe's electro-mechanical ladies' watch

Unveiled at SIHH, Elégante by F.P. Journe uses a motion detector to put this electro-mechanical watch in standby mode, thereby ensuring a minimum autonomy of 8 years.

Thursday, 15 February 2018
The HH Journal editors
2 min read
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Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometer FB 1R.6-1 © Ferdinand Berthoud
New Models
Ferdinand Berthoud chooses a regulator display for its second watch

This second piece from Ferdinand Berthoud follows on from the Chronomètre FB1 in its different versions. This new watch immediately stands out for the regulator-style display that shows hours, minutes and seconds on three separate counters.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Francesco Trapani, great-grandson of the founder and Bulgari Group CEO © Bulgari
Economy
LVMH adds Bulgari to its crown

The world's biggest luxury conglomerate is adding to its stable of watch and jewellery brands to reach critical mass in the sector. Its takeover of Bulgari will double its sales in the segment.

Monday, 21 March 2011
3 min read
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Bernard Arnault © LVMH
Economy
Bernard Arnault, the world's fourth richest person

Forbes has published its 2011 list of the world's richest people. Bernard Arnault, 61, Chief Executive of LVMH which recently added Bulgari to its portfolio, has climbed three places to fourth position, behind Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim (US$ 74 billion / € 52 billion), Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft (USD 56 billion / € 39.5 billion), and Omaha guru Warren Buffet (US$ 50 billion / € 35 billion). As LVMH shares surged +57% last year, Arnault added US$ 13.5 billion (€ 9,5 billion) to his fortune and now has a net worth of US$ 41 billion (€ 28,9 billion).

Monday, 21 March 2011
3 min read
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Point of View
Deadly sins

There are ten commandments which I believe still have their place. There are seven deadly sins and as many virtues.

Friday, 18 March 2011
1 min read
Rolex GMT-Master, Ref. 6542, manufactured in 1959 © Christie's
News
400 lots under the hammer at Christie's Geneva

The auction house will doubtless live up to its reputation for record watch sales this May 16th.  The lots on the block include enamel pocket watches and a few "stars" from Rolex, Longines and, of course, Patek Philippe.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
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Christie’s Geneva 2010 - Patek Philippe Ref. 1527, 1943. Estimate CHF 1.5-2.5 m, sold CHF 6.2 m (€ 4,8 mios/USD 6,6 mios) © Christie’s
News
Christie's pulverises records for Fine Watches in 2010

With eight sales of timepieces totalling USD 91.2 million in Geneva, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai, 2010 was a record year for Christie's.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Tourbillon Regulator DB25T © De Bethune
Beginner's Guide
De Bethune in search of lost quality

Denis Flageollet and David Zanetta, who set up De Bethune in 2002, will tell you that watchmaking lost its soul in the twentieth century. Now their ambition is to "save the concept of the mechanical watch," as the recently-unveiled Tourbillon Regulator demonstrates.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
4 min read
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