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Monaco Pièce d'Art © TAG Heuer
New Models
TAG Heuer's arty tribute to the Monaco

TAG Heuer brings the Monaco's 50th anniversary celebration to a close with the one-of-a-kind Monaco Pièce d’Art. This restored and decorated 1969 Monaco will be auctioned to raise money for United Way of New York City.

Friday, 13 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Eugen-Meier
News
Eugen Maier, a lifetime serving Fine Watchmaking

CEO of Baume & Mercier then secretary-general of the Association Interprofessionnelle de la Haute Horlogerie, the late Eugen Maier dedicated his life to watchmaking, and his belief in ethics and excellence as its founding principles.

Friday, 13 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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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Nicolas G. Hayek © Swatch Group
Economy
A watershed moment for Swiss watch production

Obliged by the Swiss competition commission to continue delivering its movement blanks until end 2010, Swatch Group, again in the commission's sights since last September, isn't backing down. It plans to purely and simply cease deliveries of its parts and movements to "bad" competition.

Friday, 04 June 2010
5 min read
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Antonio Calce, CEO of Corum and President of Corum USA © Corum
Economy
Corum opens in Shanghai

After cutting the ribbon at its first flagship store in Hong Kong on Christmas Day 2009, Corum continues to expand its network, with the brand's second store scheduled to open in Shanghai, home of World Expo, this June.

Friday, 28 May 2010
3 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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