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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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''The crisis hasn’t changed the way we proceed,'' notes the Jaeger-LeCoultre’s marketing director Stéphane Belmont. ''We still produce the best quality at the best price. Our business model remains valid whatever the situation.'' © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Economy
Christmas will bring little cheer for watch brands

Christmas is a critical period for watch brands, with some making up to 40% of their annual revenues over the holiday season. This year, the majority have put together strategies aimed at boosting declining sales.

Friday, 27 November 2009
6 min read
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Antiquorum Celebrating 35 Years of Making History in Time : lot 364, Patek Philippe Calibre 89 de la collection Matsuda © Antiquorum
News
The world’s most complicated timepiece is auctioned at Antiquorum

Autumn is auction season in Geneva, with the legendary Patek Philippe Calibre 89 totalling 33 complications coming under the hammer at Antiquorum. The Genevan manufacture is also in the spotlight at Sotheby’s, alongside Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, and two collections of enamel pocket watches.

Friday, 13 November 2009
5 min read
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The Patek Philippe after-sales service staff work from the brand's premises in the centre of Barcelona. (left to right: Javier Jané, Jérémie Deumetier, Ramón Vilar, Juan González, Lidia Gonzalez and Montse Moral) © Paloma Recio
Economy
Patek Philippe: caring for watches for generations to come

Like the Manufacture in Geneva where its watchmakers are trained, Patek Philippe’s service centre in Spain has the expertise to repair contemporary watches and restore vintage models.

Friday, 23 October 2009
Paloma Recio
5 min read
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''Interest in the different watchmaking professions hasn’t waned since the economy went into decline,'' comments Lucien Bachelard, director of Ecole Technique de la Vallée de Joux © ETVJ
Economy
Recession notwithstanding, watchmaking is still an attractive career

No courses have been cancelled and, after a slighter smaller intake this year, the number of places will increase in 2010.

Friday, 23 October 2009
Quentin Simonet
5 min read
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A new-generation counterfeit Ebel watch. A far cry from the early days of fakes…
News
Counterfeiters cash in on recession

Failing to realise the full implications of counterfeiting, countless Internet users are snapping up products that offer irresistible value for money, just a few clicks away. In doing so, they are fuelling the new El Dorado for organised crime.

Friday, 23 October 2009
Fabrice Guérroux
4 min read
5
A new-generation counterfeit movement in a counterfeit Breitling watch.
News
"Quality" movements
Friday, 23 October 2009
Fabrice Guérroux
1 min read
5
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