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The post-pandemic Swiss watch industry
Economy
The post-pandemic Swiss watch industry

The Deloitte Swiss Watch Industry Study 2021 confirms a positive outlook for the sector, though not entirely without risks and challenges such as supply chain disruptions, greenwashing, falling export volumes, a diminishing appeal of Swiss-Made and reliance on China. There is still a lot to think about in a post-pandemic environment.

Thursday, 21 October 2021
6 min read
Sixième Sens par Cartier - collier Meride
Economy
Cartier-Kering sustainability alliance

In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.

Thursday, 14 October 2021
4 min read
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Richard Mille RM 056 Felipe Massa Sapphire
News
The heir transparent

Sapphire cases are becoming an increasingly common sight. Richard Mille, a trailblazer in 2012, has made sapphire-cased watches a speciality, with others following suit. A closer look at one of watchmaking's newest phenomena.

Monday, 11 April 2016
7 min read
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Jaquet Droz The Charming Bird
New Models
Jaquet Droz - The original tweet !

As birdsong fills the Swiss countryside, a blue tit has made its home in two new versions of the Charming Bird watch. Its singing master goes by the name of Jaquet Droz.

Friday, 08 April 2016
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
3
Nick Hayek © Swatch Group
Economy
Samba for the Swatch Group

What do Nick Hayek, sunglasses, the Rio Olympic Games, METAS and Universo have in common? Swatch Group's traditional economic press conference, of course!

Wednesday, 06 April 2016
Janine Vuilleumier
6 min read
Vacheron Constantin Maître Cabinotier tourbillon armillaire rétrograde
New Models
Vacheron Constantin - The height of excellence

Vacheron Constantin once again demonstrates that watchmaking has yet to reach its limits with the Maître Cabinotier retrograde armillary tourbillon watch. This unique piece achieves new summits of horological excellence within a surprisingly contemporary design.

Friday, 01 April 2016
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
2
Breguet Type XXI
New Models
The top 12 chronographs

Often robust, sometimes vintage, always sporty, the chronograph remains one of the most sought-after complications. Tailored for the measuring of elapsed times, it was one of the big attractions at this year's Baselworld. These are the twelve that caught our eye.

Friday, 01 April 2016
1 min read
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Master Chronometer © Omega
News
For a few seconds less

Omega's launch of Master Chronometer certification in 2015 was followed by Rolex's announcement that it would be extending its Superlative Chronometer label to its entire production. This "race for precision" coincides with the widespread use of silicon in movements, a tempting development that purists warn against nonetheless.

Thursday, 31 March 2016
7 min read
11
wandw-geneva-shanghai
Event

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