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El Primero C.01 © Zenith
New Models
A tech-inspired Zenith Chronomaster El Primero C.01 limited edition

In association with Collective, a Silicon Valley collectors' club, Zenith has designed this limited-edition Chronomaster El Primero C.01 with the accent on simplicity and functionality.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019
The FHH Journal editors
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Tetra Plum © Nomos
New Models
Autumn shades for the Nomos Tetra

The latest rendition of the Tetra, a manual-winding model and a staple of the Nomos Glashütte catalogue for the past 25 years, now comes with a rich plum-coloured dial.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Midnight Extraordinary Japanese Lacquer - Ryusui © Van Cleef & Arpels
News
Lacquer shines on exceptional timepieces

Fine Watchmaking's preservation of the applied arts now extends to Japanese lacquer techniques, as Vacheron Constantin and Van Cleef & Arpels brilliantly demonstrated at the last SIHH.

Friday, 26 February 2010
4 min read
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News
The sophistication of maki-e

The three most representative categories of lacquer work are carving on multiple layers of lacquer, inlay to create a raised impression and maki-e.

Friday, 26 February 2010
2 min read
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Economy
2009 exports: all is revealed

Swiss watch exports contracted by almost a quarter in 2009, slipping 22.3% to CHF 13.2 billion. Quentin Simonet gives his analysis of what this means for the industry.

Thursday, 25 February 2010
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
Meteoris is a form of planetarium depicting the entire solar system © Louis Moinet
New Models
Louis Moinet has its head in the stars

This year, Louis Moinet is presenting Meteoris, a one-off piece consisting of a new type of planetarium surrounded by four tourbillon watches, each inlaid with fragments of meteorite. In a similar vein, the company has unveiled its Tempograph and two Jules Verne watches, in reference to the classic novel, "From the Earth to the Moon."

Thursday, 25 February 2010
4 min read
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Point of View
Alain Silberstein pleads in favour of a collaborative model

Speaking at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE), Alain Silberstein shared his views on what the future holds for independent watchmakers.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
4 min read
Richard Mille RM016 red gold, special model for Marcus watch store in London’s Bond Street © Richard Mille
Economy
Aspects of the UK watch trade in 2009 and prospects for 2010

The final report of the successful 20th edition of the SIHH last January provided a good reflection of how things have been for the trade in the United Kingdom in 2009. The summary words are a cliché, but apply very much, hurting in places: ‘belt tightening’.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Michael Balfour
5 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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