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Métiers d’Art The legend of the Chinese zodiac (the rat) in pink gold © Vacheron Constantin
New Models
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
2 min read
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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
4 min read
Stephen Forsey and Meehna Goldsmith © Meehna Goldsmith
Economy
Gruebel Forsey: An American Journey

Greubel Forsey entrusted their timepieces to John Simonian as U.S. distributor and one of its retailer. Owner of the influential Westime boutique in Los Angeles, Simonian already had a lot of experience with high-end brands.

Thursday, 22 July 2010
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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Quarter Repeater (1991) © Antoine Preziuso
News
Antoine Preziuso, meteorite hunter

While a number of brands have chosen meteorite for certain of their dials, Antoine Preziuso has gone one step further. He is the only watchmaker to also use meteorite for cases, hands, buckles and crowns. Star quality indeed.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The FHH Journal editors
4 min read
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Economy
Vontobel forecasts 8% growth for the Swiss watch industry in 2010

René Weber, a financial analyst with Vontobel, forecasts that growth in the Swiss watch industry's export markets will slow over the second half of 2010 and progress by 8% for the year overall.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
3 min read
Rubis synthétique © Pierhor
News
Pierhor, the specialist in synthetic jewels

A handful of firms dominate the Swiss market for synthetic jewels for the Fine Watch sector, with production of some 300 million per year. One, Pierhor, is an independent firm working at the high end of the market.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010
5 min read
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Nicolas G. Hayek at the launch of the Swatch 007 Villain Collection © Swatch
News
A Tribute to Nicolas George Hayek (19/2/1928 – 28/6/2010)

Very few men achieve such high iconic status in their own lifetime as that of Nicolas G Hayek. His pivotal involvement in the reconstruction of the Swiss watch industry will be studied, analysed, and emulated as an example to which many may aspire but only a very select few can achieve.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Martin Foster
9 min read
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Thomas Prescher © Thomas Prescher
News
Thomas Prescher strikes again

The horological community had almost grown used to his timepieces that defy the impossible. Now Thomas Prescher has achieved another impressive tour de force with his Triple Axis Tourbillon Regulator.

Monday, 19 July 2010
The FHH Journal editors
2 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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