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Ref. 5370P-011 Split-Seconds Chronograph © Patek Philippe
New Models
Patek Philippe reasserts its grand complications expertise

Patek Philippe presents the new Ref. 5303 as its first minute repeater with the striking mechanism on the dial side, together with reinterpretations of the legendary Ref. 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph and of the classic Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.

Friday, 07 August 2020
The FHH Journal editors
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New Models
Here comes colour!

Summer is always a great pretext to ditch monochrome in favour of brighter, sunnier shades. With more and more watchmakers lavishing colour on their dials, the opportunity is too good to miss.

Thursday, 06 August 2020
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Economy
The Japanese and luxury watches: 1,500 Internet users under the magnifying glass

The FH centre in Japan has published the results of a survey carried out among 1,500 Japanese consumers aged 20 or older with an interest in luxury watches.

Friday, 01 June 2012
Chantal Garbani
3 min read
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Concepto positions itself as an alternative to Swatch Group

The group, based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, has set up a new company, Optimo Assortments, which will supply full assortments to the watch industry as of the second half of the year, with the capacity to produce 400,000 kits a year. In doing so, it positions itself as the only serious alternative to Swatch Group.

Thursday, 31 May 2012
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Economy
Swiss watchmaking in April 2012: growth loses momentum

The value of Swiss watchmaking exports reached 1.7 billion francs in April. The 7.9% growth calculated against the month of April 2011 reflected a slowdown following an excellent first quarter. This increase is less pronounced but still robust. It suffered in particular from the unfavourable base effect, since April 2011 had seen a progression in excess of 30%. Despite this slowdown, April still achieved the highest value in absolute terms since the beginning of the year.

Thursday, 24 May 2012
Press Release
1 min read
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Point of View
Young people, treasures of humanity

Young people are treasures of humanity, but how many are truly aware of the fact? How many will have access to a level of instruction that will enable them to turn their talent into their trade?

Thursday, 24 May 2012
3 min read
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News
Breguet shines at the Geneva auctions in May

Geneva's May sales saw 940 timepieces change hands for CHF 45.8 million, of which CHF 30.3 million for Christie's, which realised its second-highest result for a watch sale and scored two-thirds of sales in three days dominated by Breguet.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Danièle Chambas
12 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre wears its heart on its sleeve

Among the lots at a forthcoming sale at Christie's in Milan will be three exclusive Jaeger-LeCoultre watches, made in support of the Salam Centre in Khartoum, which is run by Emergency, an Italian humanitarian organisation which provides otherwise unobtainable treatment for children and adults suffering from heart disease.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
2 min read
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Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
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