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Diploma Ceremony, ECAL 2019 © CalypsoMahieu
A De Bethune Award at Lausanne School of Art and Design (ECAL)

The prize, which includes a cash endowment, will be awarded annually to a graduate of the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship programme. The first winner is Clara Martin for "The Authority of Black".

Wednesday, 17 July 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Heure H © Hermès
New Models
Double the pleasure for the Hermès Heure H

Heure H is adorned with an interchangeable double tour strap featuring a perforated decoration in apricot, vermilion, black or etoupe colours.

Monday, 15 July 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Point of View
Without a song and dance

It's only now come to my attention that my musings under the title In the Air are published with a rather inflated signature: not just "Franco Cologni" as I had asked, but also "President of the FHH Cultural Council." Granted, this is my function, thanks to the amiability and generous esteem of the distinguished members of the College who elected me to this post, but which seems rather too institutional for these brief notes.

Thursday, 21 April 2011
2 min read
If ''woman is the future of man'', as Aragon declared, young people are, less poetically, the future of watches © Photos Libres
Why watchmakers must crack the youth market (2/2)

It's no small task to develop a clear and effective strategy aimed at a frivolous, fickle youth who believe the best things in life should be free. (Part 2)

Thursday, 21 April 2011
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos with Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil. He is wearing a Piaget watch © Roberto Stuckert Filho
Peace and gold in Colombia

A country rich in natural resources with an educated - and peaceful - population, over the past ten years Colombia has emerged from violence and progressed. The Colombians now welcome luxury as a reward, and are happy to take it onto streets that are at last safe.

Thursday, 14 April 2011
Manuel Palos
5 min read
It was a case of love at first sight for Pascal Raffy, who bought Bovet in 2001 and has kept this unique connection between past and present alive ever since © Bovet
Bovet cultivates its marks of distinction (1/2)

A supremely distinctive brand, Bovet continues its way with remarkable coherency. From its wristwatches with bow attachment to the Amadeo concept, and of course the decorative arts, Bovet imposes its hallmarks with a superlative degree of quality. Fine Watches of singular beauty form the prelude to a new chapter of integrated movement manufacturing. (Part 1)

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
4 min read
The engineers at the R&D division give form to customers' ideas © Dynafer
Dynafer, from locomotives to watch heads

Contractors have witnessed a sea change in recent years, regardless of whether a firm is located in the heart of watch country or at the other end of Switzerland. Any supplier that wants to do more than simply get by now has to provide tailor-made solutions in multiple fields.

Wednesday, 06 April 2011
Eric Othenin-Girard
3 min read
Lot 187: pocket watch by the Genevan Henry Capt, dubbed ''Musique d'Amour''. Dated 1810 and estimated at CHF 70,000-90,000, it sold to a Chinese collector for CHF 200,500 © Antiquorum
Erotic watches hit the spot at Antiquorum

Thirty-two libertine timepieces changed hands on Sunday March 27th, realising CHF 722,300 (US$ 781,320 / € 551,645). Asian collectors bid fiercely both online and by telephone. This was the first time since 1997 that Antiquorum had offered such an important collection.

Tuesday, 05 April 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
Our selection

10 luxury watches under €5,000

Friday, 14 June 2019
6 min read
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