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Excalibur Blacklight © Roger Dubuis
New Models
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Blacklight electrifies today’s neon cities

The art of transforming the glittering towers and glassy spires of a buzzing metropolis into a recognisable watch design is no mean feat. Extravagant and irreverent, the Excalibur Blacklight is an ode to vibrant cites like Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing at the height of their nightly splendour.

Monday, 30 November 2020
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
Second-hand watches bring first-rate opportunities

The secondary watch market has been one of the year's biggest stories. From takeovers to dedicated sales spaces, from market studies to consumer analyses and brand-hosted events, pre-owned is hot news. And for a simple reason: at 8% growth per year, second-hand is the luxury industry's best-performing segment.

Monday, 30 November 2020
5 min read
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New Models
Taking it personally

More and more companies propose to modify iconic watches on request. Sometimes, owning a legend isn't enough.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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News
Co-Axial, Omega's primal scream

With total production of 750,000 units, Omega manufactures 500,000 mechanical watches a year, all fitted with the famous Co-Axial escapement (the one exception being the Moonwatch, for NASA flight-qualification reasons). The next step will be to make all these movements completely antimagnetic using 15,000 gauss technology, unveiled by Omega this year.

Monday, 16 December 2013
4 min read
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Videos
Omega Co-Axial escapement
Monday, 16 December 2013
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News
ETA rolls out the red carpet for Omega

After its first tentative efforts to build on the Co-Axial escapement, Omega decided to develop a family of movements around this new technology. Introduced in 2011, the 9300/9301 calibre, the first Co-Axial chronograph, is an excellent example. ETA has set up an assembly line specifically for this movement.

Monday, 16 December 2013
3 min read
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News
Chopard reinforces its watchmaking roots

Chopard’s transformation into fully-integrated, state-of-the-art watch manufacture over the past decade is often overshadowed by the company’s enviable success as a high jewelry company – something that is only reinforced by the fact that it just won the “Jewellery Watch” Prize (for the second year in a row) at Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève last month. But Chopard’s roots actually lie in watchmaking. Chopard began life in 1860 as one of Switzerland’s original watch manufactures in the Swiss Jura town of Sonvilier.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013
5 min read
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Point of View
Laurent Ferrier slows the pace

Sylvère Demonsais, Chief Executive since August, has identified a number of strategic points on which to build healthy, solid growth. These include conquering markets in both the Americas. Interview.

Monday, 09 December 2013
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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