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UR-105 CT Kryptonite © Urwerk
New Models
Urwerk brings light to the UR-105 CT Kryptonite

Luminosity is at the heart of the latest creation from Urwerk. The time display, left visible by the cover that locks over the trademark satellite hours, gives off a green glow, hence the Kryptonite name. Guaranteed danger-free.

Monday, 18 June 2018
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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Economy
Richemont enters the second-hand watch market

Having acquired Watchfinder, a UK-based platform for buying and selling pre-owned watches, Richemont is the first big name to enter the increasingly coveted and fast-growing market for second-hand timepieces.

Monday, 18 June 2018
5 min read
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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Economy
Japan hasn’t said its last word

The land of the rising sun is looking increasingly like a twilight zone, but Swiss watch brands still have faith: in spite of its problems, Japan remains an important market for the sector.

Friday, 04 March 2011
Quentin Simonet
6 min read
Economy

Is Richemont poised to lead the global online luxury market?

Monday, 07 May 2018
Written By Christophe Roulet
5 min read
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