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El Primero Revival A384 Edge of Space Limited Edition © Zenith
New Models
Bamford puts its stamp on the Zenith El Primero Revival A384

The menswear shopping site Mr. Porter has again teamed up with Zenith and Bamford Watch Department for a 50-piece El Primero Revival A384 Edge of Space Limited Edition.

Thursday, 12 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
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Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional © Omega
Point of View
Sports watch seeks athlete?

Countless brands propose sports watches in their collections, but do we really need them? Not so sure...

Thursday, 12 December 2019
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The auction led by Alain Renner on November 9th © Sotheby’s
News
Four masterpieces by Antide Janvier under the hammer at Sotheby's

On November 9th, three exceptional clocks changed hands for some €800,000 (USD 1,095,590), realising 20% of the total sale of important French furniture, sculptures and works of art. A fourth clock went unsold.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Point of View
"M" for Manufacture

When car enthusiasts talk about their wheels - Porsche, Mercedes, Fiat or Ferrari -, they presume their model rolls off the production line of that particular brand. Not for a second, though, do I imagine they believe every single part was made in that same factory. I think the driver of a Rolls – oh happy man! – knows that the prestigious British marque counts on exclusive, top-notch suppliers for its components and accessories. The artists at Rolls-Royce then assemble them into a result that is necessarily greater than the sum of its parts.

Thursday, 11 November 2010
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In 2006 Ulysse Nardin contacted Mimotec, shortly after, the two companies embarked on a joint enterprise and set up Sigatec © Ulysse Nardin
News
Ulysse Nardin grows its own diamonds

After its pioneering use of silicon, Ulysse Nardin strikes again with diamond. The first industrial unit producing silicon components with a nanocrystalline diamond coating is now up and running in Sion.

Thursday, 11 November 2010
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IWC Aquatimer Automatic 2000 © IWC
News
The new consumer-oriented water-resistant standard

Since July this year, water-resistant watches must conform to a new standard, ISO 22810. It turns the situation around by defining water-resistance criteria but giving no indication of the procedure manufacturers must follow to comply.

Tuesday, 09 November 2010
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Economy
LVMH builds up a strategic stake in Hermès

Year after year, LVMH has patiently acquired shares and derivatives in Hermès and now holds 17% of its capital and 10% of voting rights. While the luxury giant denies any takeover plans, it is now Hermès' biggest single shareholder.

Monday, 08 November 2010
4 min read
Christie’s lot 114: Patek Philippe Ref. 2523 World Time in pink gold, manufactured in 1953, with an enamel disc in the centre of the dial signed
News
November auctions: 1,275 timepieces come under the hammer in Geneva

Three auction houses - Christie's, Sotheby's and Antiquorum - are in the starting blocks for three days of sales which, twice a year, maintain Geneva at the forefront of fine watch auctions. Will the May 2010 record of a total CHF 42 million be broken? Answer on November 15th.

Wednesday, 03 November 2010
Danièle Chambas
9 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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