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2019 New York Game Changer Watches Auction
News
Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master sold for $1.95 million

After over 20 minutes of bidding from collectors across 3 continents, underscoring the enduring legacy of the most iconic actor of the 20th century, Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master reference 1675 sold for $1,952,000.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Metro rose gold © Nomos
New Models
A smaller Nomos Metro in gold

Nomos introduces the 33mm Metro Rose Gold, the smallest size in the range, powered by a manual-winding Alpha movement. Grey hour markers and purple minute markers gently contrast with the rose gold of the case and hands.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Point of View
Baselworld 2011

On March 24th, the curtain will rise on Baselworld 2011, the watch and jewellery show which, year after year, brings more than a hundred thousand people to the city on the Rhine. I'll be one of them, wearing my three hats of journalist, interested visitor, and former executive in the sector. Which to a large extent sums up the people who from March 24th to 31st will be milling around the stands at Basel.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011
3 min read
Victor van der Kwast, CEO from International Diamond & Jewelry Group (ID&JG), ABN AMRO © ABN AMRO
Economy
ABN AMRO has its eye on the watch industry

Since the 1960s, the Dutch bank ABN AMRO has forged a solid reputation as the leading financial partner to the diamond industry. Leveraging on this position the bank is aiming to expand into the watch industry, a natural extension in the world of luxury.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011
5 min read
Francesco Trapani, great-grandson of the founder and Bulgari Group CEO © Bulgari
Economy
LVMH adds Bulgari to its crown

The world's biggest luxury conglomerate is adding to its stable of watch and jewellery brands to reach critical mass in the sector. Its takeover of Bulgari will double its sales in the segment.

Monday, 21 March 2011
3 min read
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Bernard Arnault © LVMH
Economy
Bernard Arnault, the world's fourth richest person

Forbes has published its 2011 list of the world's richest people. Bernard Arnault, 61, Chief Executive of LVMH which recently added Bulgari to its portfolio, has climbed three places to fourth position, behind Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim (US$ 74 billion / € 52 billion), Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft (USD 56 billion / € 39.5 billion), and Omaha guru Warren Buffet (US$ 50 billion / € 35 billion). As LVMH shares surged +57% last year, Arnault added US$ 13.5 billion (€ 9,5 billion) to his fortune and now has a net worth of US$ 41 billion (€ 28,9 billion).

Monday, 21 March 2011
3 min read
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Point of View
Deadly sins

There are ten commandments which I believe still have their place. There are seven deadly sins and as many virtues.

Friday, 18 March 2011
1 min read
Rolex GMT-Master, Ref. 6542, manufactured in 1959 © Christie's
News
400 lots under the hammer at Christie's Geneva

The auction house will doubtless live up to its reputation for record watch sales this May 16th.  The lots on the block include enamel pocket watches and a few "stars" from Rolex, Longines and, of course, Patek Philippe.

Friday, 11 March 2011
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
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Shepard Fairey, Hublot's Ambassador, and his Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition
Trend Forecaster

Art and watchmaking, a strategic alliance

Monday, 30 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
6 min read
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