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Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Automatique 5367 © Breguet
New Models
Beautiful blue for the Breguet Tourbillon Extra-Plat

Breguet adorns the dial of its Extra-Thin Self-Winding Tourbillon with a touch of deep blue, by using the traditional grand feu enamel technique. Today, Breguet keeps this art alive with a workshop entirely dedicated to enamelling.

Wednesday, 26 February 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition © Breitling
New Models
Breitling revises its classics

Breitling is honoring this classic chronograph’s legacy with the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition.

Tuesday, 25 February 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Point of View
Without a song and dance

It's only now come to my attention that my musings under the title In the Air are published with a rather inflated signature: not just "Franco Cologni" as I had asked, but also "President of the FHH Cultural Council." Granted, this is my function, thanks to the amiability and generous esteem of the distinguished members of the College who elected me to this post, but which seems rather too institutional for these brief notes.

Thursday, 21 April 2011
2 min read
If ''woman is the future of man'', as Aragon declared, young people are, less poetically, the future of watches © Photos Libres
Economy
Why watchmakers must crack the youth market (2/2)

It's no small task to develop a clear and effective strategy aimed at a frivolous, fickle youth who believe the best things in life should be free. (Part 2)

Thursday, 21 April 2011
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
The Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos with Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil. He is wearing a Piaget watch © Roberto Stuckert Filho
Economy
Peace and gold in Colombia

A country rich in natural resources with an educated - and peaceful - population, over the past ten years Colombia has emerged from violence and progressed. The Colombians now welcome luxury as a reward, and are happy to take it onto streets that are at last safe.

Thursday, 14 April 2011
Manuel Palos
5 min read
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It was a case of love at first sight for Pascal Raffy, who bought Bovet in 2001 and has kept this unique connection between past and present alive ever since © Bovet
News
Bovet cultivates its marks of distinction (1/2)

A supremely distinctive brand, Bovet continues its way with remarkable coherency. From its wristwatches with bow attachment to the Amadeo concept, and of course the decorative arts, Bovet imposes its hallmarks with a superlative degree of quality. Fine Watches of singular beauty form the prelude to a new chapter of integrated movement manufacturing. (Part 1)

Wednesday, 13 April 2011
4 min read
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The engineers at the R&D division give form to customers' ideas © Dynafer
News
Dynafer, from locomotives to watch heads

Contractors have witnessed a sea change in recent years, regardless of whether a firm is located in the heart of watch country or at the other end of Switzerland. Any supplier that wants to do more than simply get by now has to provide tailor-made solutions in multiple fields.

Wednesday, 06 April 2011
Eric Othenin-Girard
3 min read
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Lot 187: pocket watch by the Genevan Henry Capt, dubbed ''Musique d'Amour''. Dated 1810 and estimated at CHF 70,000-90,000, it sold to a Chinese collector for CHF 200,500 © Antiquorum
News
Erotic watches hit the spot at Antiquorum

Thirty-two libertine timepieces changed hands on Sunday March 27th, realising CHF 722,300 (US$ 781,320 / € 551,645). Asian collectors bid fiercely both online and by telephone. This was the first time since 1997 that Antiquorum had offered such an important collection.

Tuesday, 05 April 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Hugh Grant
Watch Stories

About Hugh Grant…

Friday, 31 January 2020
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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