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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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Big Bang Vendôme Gold Tourbillon © Hublot
New Models
Jean-Claude Biver talks the talk

Alongside the Geneva shows, Hublot's CEO hosted a lavish dinner for the brand's customers and suppliers, during which he spoke at length about his company's exploits and lifted a corner of the veil on new models for 2011, in particular in the Fine Watch segment.

Wednesday, 02 February 2011
Thierry Brandt
3 min read
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Peter Speake-Marin © Speake-Marin
Economy
Peter Speake-Marin reviews his business model

Exclusivity is a non-negotiable principle for Peter Speake-Marin, including when the master watchmaker announces his intention to up production. A means of financing his ambition to make complication watches, the Speake-Marin way.

Tuesday, 01 February 2011
3 min read
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Point of View
With morning comes light

Whenever we chat about what's "in the air," inevitably talk turns to the weather and the changing climate, not just where we live but on all five continents. As the poet says, "with morning comes light" and morning, for me, is the year 2010 which just ended for Swiss watchmaking, an industry that is active across all four corners of the globe.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011
2 min read
Acting in a consultancy role, Osvaldo Patrizzi recently supervised a number of auctions in China, including one in Beijing last December © Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers
News
Auctions in China are still very much a Chinese affair!

After setting up Antiquorum 36 years ago, and more recently Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers with a unique concept of zero buyer's commission, Osvaldo Patrizzi, who is internationally acknowledged as a foremost expert in antique timepieces, has set himself a new challenge: China.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
Pascal O. Ravessoud, Director of Development at the FHH, gets a feel for the fine watchmaking business in Japan (Asakusa temple, Tokyo) © FHH
Economy
The FHH fine watchmaking travelogue – Japan

Some countries make more of an impression than others. For those of us arriving from Europe, Japan is worlds apart, and yet the Land of the Rising Sun shares many values with Switzerland: history, tradition, natural beauty, respect, precision, technology, reliability and orderliness, to extremes that would make even the most archaic inhabitant of Switzerland’s remotest corner turn pale.

Monday, 10 January 2011
4 min read
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Eugenio Zigliotto
Point of View
Zigliotto, my friend
Saturday, 01 January 2011
3 min read
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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