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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
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Paul Guillard, Swiss watchmaker (Geneva) in 1921
Economy
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
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News
Châtelain, the master of high-tech ceramic

Despite its low profile, the company is one of the most important suppliers of external parts to Swiss watchmakers. Since 1993 it has been wholly owned by Chanel, for which it manufactures and repairs every model of watch. Which doesn't prevent it from working for a dozen other clients. "It" is Châtelain, a business located in Le Crêt-du-Locle, in the canton of Neuchâtel, whose specialisations include high-tech ceramic.

Monday, 23 June 2014
Thierry Brandt
3 min read
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Videos
Chopard Grand Prix de Monaco Historique 2014
Friday, 20 June 2014
1 min watch
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New Models
Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver

The fully redesigned Marine Diver showcases all the qualities of a genuine diving watch, with its screw-locked crown, rotating bezel and case that is water-resistant to 300 meters.

Friday, 20 June 2014
Press Release
2 min read
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Economy
Richemont thrives on retail therapy

In 2013, the luxury giant opened one new boutique every nine days on average. Sales in its own stores are growing twice as fast as in its network of third-party retailers.

Friday, 20 June 2014
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
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New Models
Breitling Avenger Blackbird

With its imposing diameter, its light and sturdy case, its ultra-readable dial and its all-black look, the new Avenger Blackbird by Breitling vividly illustrates the watchword of the entire collection: power in action.

Thursday, 19 June 2014
Press Release
1 min read
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News
World records at Sotheby's in New York

The "Titanium Collection", a groundbreaking private collection including a number of titanium wristwatches whose reference numbers had never been revealed to the public, flew off the block at Sotheby's which garnered widespread publicity at the same time.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014
4 min read
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Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

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