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Maestro Quetzalcoatl © Christophe Claret
New Models
A Mexican deity at Christophe Claret

Christophe Claret presents an 8-piece limited edition Maestro Quetzalcoatl, in honour of one of the major deities of ancient Mexico. Painstakingly hand-engraved, the feathered serpent coils itself around the movement of this Maestro watch.

Thursday, 05 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Care For Wild Rhino Sanctuary
New Models
Hublot meets rhino

Hublot is working with conservation group Save Our Rhino Africa India (SORAI). A large share of the proceeds from the Big Bang Unico SORAI will go towards efforts to save the rhinoceros from extinction.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 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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Bovet – Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottanta (front) © Bovet
New Models
Bovet and Pininfarina begin a long-term partnership

An anniversary model, the Bovet - Pininfarina Tourbillon Ottanta, seals the partnership and celebrates the Italian industrial design firm's 80 years in business. This exceptional timepiece is already being described as the first in a long series.

Friday, 11 June 2010
6 min read
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Inauguration of the Cartier boutique in Shenzen (China), January 13th, 2010 © Cartier
Economy
Verbatim - Cartier intends tripling its presence in China

That Cartier only experienced a "marginal decline" in 2009 is largely thanks to China. The Asia-Pacific zone (except Japan) was Richemont's only growth region for the financial year to end March 2010. Needless to say, Cartier has already planned its expansion in the Middle Kingdom.

Wednesday, 09 June 2010
2 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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