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Seamaster Aqua Terra Ultra Light © Omega
New Models
Designed for sport: the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra "Ultra Light"

With input from golfer and brand ambassador Rory McIlroy, Omega is launching a watch in Gamma Titanium that weighs just 55 grams. The movement is the Master Chronometer Calibre 8928.

Monday, 23 September 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Pearl pink gold malachite coral and diamonds watch © Van Cleef & Arpels
New Models
Scintillating secrets from Van Cleef & Arpels

The jeweller's Perlée collection includes two secret watches, one presented as a bracelet and one as a sautoir.

Friday, 20 September 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Christie’s Geneva 2010 - Patek Philippe Ref. 1527, 1943. Estimate CHF 1.5-2.5 m, sold CHF 6.2 m (€ 4,8 mios/USD 6,6 mios) © Christie’s
News
Christie's pulverises records for Fine Watches in 2010

With eight sales of timepieces totalling USD 91.2 million in Geneva, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai, 2010 was a record year for Christie's.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Tourbillon Regulator DB25T © De Bethune
Beginner's Guide
De Bethune in search of lost quality

Denis Flageollet and David Zanetta, who set up De Bethune in 2002, will tell you that watchmaking lost its soul in the twentieth century. Now their ambition is to "save the concept of the mechanical watch," as the recently-unveiled Tourbillon Regulator demonstrates.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
4 min read
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Economy
Japan hasn’t said its last word

The land of the rising sun is looking increasingly like a twilight zone, but Swiss watch brands still have faith: in spite of its problems, Japan remains an important market for the sector.

Friday, 04 March 2011
Quentin Simonet
6 min read
Bernard Fornas, Cartier President and CEO © Cartier
News
Cartier, the choice of the rich and the rulers

Abundance of brands in fashion, lifestyle and luxury offers plenty of options to choose from. But only few of them stand out and their appeal is crystal clear. Such brands have strong following among the rich and the rulers. That is why King Edward VII said about Cartier that it is “The Jeweller of Kings & the King of Jewellers.” Interview with Cartier President and CEO Mr. Bernard Fornas.

Thursday, 03 March 2011
Nader Freiha
4 min read
Bertrand Grospellier, or ElkY as he's known to fans © Parmigiani
Economy
Odd couples

We're accustomed to seeing watchmakers associate their image with big-name personalities from the worlds of sport, film and fashion. Now some are taking a different tack, such as Jaeger-LeCoultre with comic strips, or Parmigiani and poker.

Wednesday, 02 March 2011
2 min read
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Audemars Piguet Millenary hand wound Minute repeater © Audemars Piguet
News
The Charm of Hearing Time

While we don’t have a particular need for the musical watch in contemporary society, the minute repeater delights not only for its artistic complexity but also for its ability to engage time with both sight and sound.

Monday, 21 February 2011
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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Montres-moins-de-5000-breaker
Our selection

10 luxury watches under €5,000

Friday, 14 June 2019
6 min read
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