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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
The main markets for Fine Watches in the Caribbean region are Aruba,...
Economy
Under the Caribbean sun

Tourism is taking off again in the Caribbean, and watch sales with it. In Saint Martin, Barbados and Porto Rico, purchases are made in a matter of minutes, and retailers must explain complex timepieces to holiday-makers in less than an hour.

Monday, 28 June 2010
Manuel Palos
5 min read
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Jean-Marc Jacot, CEO Parmigiani Fleurier © Parmigiani Fleurier
Economy
Parmigiani is China bound

Parmigiani plans to open three stores in China this year, where the brand currently has next to no representation, and take advantage of the "amazing growth" in what has become a priority market for Swiss watchmakers.

Friday, 25 June 2010
2 min read
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Concepto column-wheel C2000 movement © Concepto Watch Factory
Point of View
A new "modular" movement from Concepto Watch Factory

Established in 2006, the manufacture presents its calibre C2000, inspired by the Valjoux 7750. With seventy variations in a single movement to incorporate all types of dial displays, Concepto aims to attract customers in search of an "all-in-one" solution.

Wednesday, 23 June 2010
2 min read
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The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry has just launched an original initiative: a website selling fakes which isn't what it claims to be either. Every 30 seconds or when hitting certain commands, ... © FHS
News
Cybercounterfeiting (IV): the fight against fakes

The phenomenon of counterfeiting has now reached an unprecedented scale. The value of the global counterfeit goods market could grow from $5.5 billion in 1982 to nearly $600 billion in 2010, which is 10% of world trade, according to Eric Woerth, former French budget minister.

Friday, 18 June 2010
Cédric Gordon
3 min read
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The Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 which sold for CHF 6.2 million ($5.7 m/€4.4 m) © Christie’s
News
"The scissor effect is being confirmed"

Watch auctions are experiencing an increasingly marked scissor effect, with top lots attracting fierce bidding while the less attractive lots struggle. A closer look with Aurel Bacs, International Co-Head of Christie's Watch Department.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010
5 min read
Guido Terreni, Managing Director of Bulgari's Watch Business Unit © Bulgari
Economy
Bulgari moves to a new level

Over the past decade, Bulgari has one by one ticked the boxes of vertical integration, leading to the presentation, earlier this year, of its in-house mechanical movement, Calibre BVL 168. This base calibre will be the springboard for future complication movements.

Monday, 14 June 2010
6 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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