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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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One last thing: it still takes nine months to make a baby. Nine months is just right. No more, no less. And for a long time to come. The rest is up to us!
Point of View
Too fast, too slow!

Between "Charybdis-too-fast" and "Scylla-too-slow" there is an oasis of "just right." Provided, that is, we know how to "take" time rather than let time take over.

Friday, 10 December 2010
Cyrille Vigneron
5 min read
Panerai diver's wristwatch from 1943 Ref. 3646 (lot 305), estimated at USD/CHF 70-90,000 (EUR 53-68,000) © Christie's
News
420 important watches under the hammer at Christie's New York

A well-balanced sale in the eyes of Aurel Bacs, who on December 14th will preside over this auction of vintage and modern wristwatches. On offer will be several extremely rare timepieces by Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, Piaget, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin and Panerai, alongside a fine selection of pocket watches and desk clocks. Total estimate: USD/CHF 5 to 7 million (EUR 3.8 to 5.3 million).

Thursday, 09 December 2010
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Hugo Chávez (right) with Oliver Stone at the 2009 Venice Mostra (creative commons)
Economy
Venezuela: a labyrinth for brands

They're mad about mechanical watches, the more complications the better. They're enthusiastic collectors and buy more timepieces than the average for Latin America. Meanwhile, President Hugo Chávez leads a constant battle against the luxury industry. Have Venezuelans lost their mind?

Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Manuel Palos
5 min read
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Economy
Economic growth continues to drive Swiss watch exports

For the nine months to end September, exports of Swiss watches across all segments increased 21.5% on the same period last year, while the +CHF 3,000 export price* (€2,260), category gained 22%. If the trend continues through to year-end, the industry could come close to matching 2008's record of approximately CHF 16 billion (€12 billion) for 26 million watches, and leave 2009 figures far behind.

Friday, 26 November 2010
4 min read
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Economy
"A highly satisfactory reversal in trends"

Jean-Daniel Pasche, President of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, comments on recent export figures for the branch.

Friday, 26 November 2010
3 min read
Fabienne Lupo is appointed Chairwoman of the FHH. Franco Cologni devotes himself to cultural activities and chairs the FHH Cultural Council © FHH
Point of View
"The King is dead, long live the King!"

"The King is dead, long live the King!" is the proclamation that announces the accession of a new monarch, a perfect continuity that ensures the throne is never vacant.

Thursday, 25 November 2010
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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