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Tecnica Ombre Noire © Parmigiani
New Models
Parmigiani celebrates complications with the Tecnica Ombre Noire

This one-off piece from Parmigiani Fleurier honours the traditions of Fine Watchmaking with its perpetual calendar, minute repeater and tourbillon, which it combines with a highly contemporary finish.

Friday, 24 May 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Benedict Cumberbatch assisting to a private master class © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Benedict Cumberbatch, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new watchmaker

British actor and Jaeger-LeCoultre brand ambassador Benedict Cumberbatch enjoyed a private watchmaking masterclass at London’s Jaeger-LeCoultre flagship store.

Thursday, 23 May 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO of Roger Dubuis © Montblanc
New Models
The four "worlds" of Roger Dubuis

Jean-Marc Pontroué, the new boss at Roger Dubuis, talks about the brand's four "worlds" - the gambler, the warrior, the adventurer and the diva - and the corresponding collections that it will present at the next Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
4 min read
Vietnam's luxury fair

December 1st to 3rd, Ho Chi Minh City is hosting Vietnam's first ever luxury fair. Is this progress, a challenge or just a quirk? It is, in any event, an affirmation: that with each passing day, Asia is less a menace and more an opportunity.

Monday, 28 November 2011
2 min read
Patek Philippe réf. 3448 © Christie's
Geneva auctions: 1,048 timepieces sell for CHF 45 million

The three big auctions held on November 13th and 14th struck a chord with collectors and admirers of fine watches all over the world. At the end of the two days, Christie's confirmed its dominant position with a total CHF 26 million. Patek Philippe is still the most coveted name, followed by Rolex.

Friday, 18 November 2011
Danièle Chambas
8 min read
Antonio Calce, CEO of Corum © Corum
Point of View
"The watch industry is about to enter one of its greatest challenges" (2/2)

At 44, Antonio Calce has taken a stake in the capital of Montres Corum Sàrl which has been under his stewardship since 2007. This is a strong signal for the markets as the Swiss watch sector prepares to face important industrial challenges. The young CEO talks about why he decided to become a shareholder, and gives his expert view of where the branch is heading. (Part 2)

Thursday, 17 November 2011
6 min read
Control of the depth of an insculpted component © Timelab
An even more stringent Poinçon de Genève

For the 125th anniversary of the Poinçon de Genève, Timelab, the Geneva-based laboratory of horology and microengineering in charge of the hallmark, announced the new criteria that will make this standard of excellence even more demanding.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
4 min read
Is this a pale imitation of an event that defies reproduction?
Point of View
Why exhibitions matter

The exhibition which the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie organised in Moscow, in the splendid surroundings of the Kremlin, proved a tremendous success. This isn't the first time an exhibition of watches has drawn in the crowds. Indeed, more and more exhibitions tour the world with the most beautiful, most precious timepieces, joining those which the Manufactures themselves organise so as to bring their legacy further into the public eye.

Thursday, 10 November 2011
3 min read
Sustainable development

The heat is on for ethical gold and diamonds

Friday, 25 January 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
4 min read
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