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Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac (the rat) in pink gold © Vacheron Constantin
New Models
The rat in the spotlight at Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin enriches its Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac with the sign of the rat. Symbolizing a strong vitality and intelligence, it will take over from the pig at the Chinese New Year on January 20th 2020.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Les-9-muses
Point of View
The eleventh Muse

We know the Olympian gods were unpredictable, unreliable, presumptuous, easily offended and quarrelsome, but they must also have had a deep appreciation of the arts.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
4 min read
The Swatch Art Peace Hotel was inaugurated in Shanghai at the beginning of November © Swatch Group
Economy
Swatch Group draws international artists to Shanghai

As part of its strategy to double its sales in China, Swatch Group has come up with a novel concept: a hotel that combines luxury, prestige, commerce and art. The Swatch Art Peace Hotel that was inaugurated in Shanghai at the beginning of November is the group’s flagship showroom in China with four luxury boutiques for the brands Swatch, Omega, Breguet and Blancpain.

Thursday, 08 December 2011
3 min read
Girard-Perregaux Cat's Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendars © Girard-Perregaux
New Models
More than a pretty face

Women want it all: mechanisms and diamonds, innovative on the inside, sophisticated on the outside. Recent years have seen a number of brands build up their women's collections, and bring watchmaking into a new era where complications are no longer for men only.

Wednesday, 07 December 2011
3 min read
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Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget © Piaget
Economy
Piaget will never be anything other than exclusive

Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, explains why China remains Asia's strongest market for watches and sets out his strategy for the next ten years: exclusivity, a stronger Jewellery business, and control of distribution. There can be no getting away from China, which is now the number-three destination for Swiss watch exports. But what about Asia overall? Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of Piaget, gives his view.

Friday, 02 December 2011
4 min read
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The National Council will probably rule on the Swissness project during the spring 2012. Thereafter, the project will go before the Council of States
Economy
Swiss made label Strengthening: fillip from the Swiss Parliament

The process aimed at strengthening the Swiss made label for watches has entered a new phase with the decision by the Legal Affairs Commission of the National Council to approve the Swissness project.

Thursday, 01 December 2011
Jean-Daniel Pasche
4 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
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Economy
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
Montres-moins-de-5000-breaker
Our selection

10 luxury watches under €5,000

Friday, 14 June 2019
6 min read
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