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Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac (the rat) in pink gold © Vacheron Constantin
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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
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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
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''Do you have a choice? Don't be a partner in crime.'' © FHH
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The FHH gives the real deal on fakes

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie joins World Anti-Counterfeiting Day on June 8th and continues its fight against fakes. Since 2009, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) has campaigned to show the true face of counterfeiting, and raise public awareness that trade in counterfeit products thrives only when aided and abetted by people who knowingly buy fakes.

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
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And what if I could prolong this moment? It only requires a little push of a button at 9 o’clock © Hermès
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Time suspends its flight for Hermès

After its Cape Cod Grandes Heures, Hermès returns with Arceau Le Temps suspendu, a watch that makes time our plaything.

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
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From the Cartier Délices collection © Cartier
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Top 20 ladies' watches of 2011

The ladies’ watch segment, neglected somewhat during the great recession, has rebounded with a renewed sense of purpose: wearability, functionality and craftsmanship are the key elements.

Monday, 06 June 2011
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Christie’s lot 316 : unmounted heart-shaped Type IIa diamond weighing 56 carats it found a buyer at CHF 9.6 million © Christie’s
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New auction records for jewellery at Christie's and Sotheby's

On May 18th, Christie's realised CHF 69 million (US$ 78.1 million) at its Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale, chasing the CHF 79 million (US$ 89.5 million) which Sotheby's had garnered the previous day for its sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
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The prize ceremony was held May 25th at the Swiss Film Archive in Lausanne © FHH/Nicolas Lieber
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"You can't fake expertise"

As part of its anti-counterfeiting campaign, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie invited the public and students at Lausanne university of art and design to enter a short film competition on the theme "Take a true look at fakes." Winners were presented with their prizes at a ceremony on May 25th.

Thursday, 26 May 2011
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Christie’s: the possibly unique Patek Philippe single button chronograph from 1928 (lot 81) went to an Italian collector for CHF 3.235 million © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
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Christie's dominates the Geneva sales

Over a thousand timepieces changed hands in two days, realising CHF 39 million (US$ 44.2 million / € 31.5 million) for the three auction houses, including CHF 23.4 million (US$ 26.3 million / € 18.6 million) for Christie's. A 1928 Patek Philippe sold for CHF 3.235 million (US$ 3.63 million / € 2.57 million).

Monday, 23 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
7 min read
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Our selection

10 luxury watches under €5,000

Friday, 14 June 2019
6 min read
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