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Avenger Chronograph 45 Night Mission © Breitling
New Models
Breitling revisits its Avenger collection

The redesigned Avenger collection of bold and robust watches joins the Aviator 8 and Navitimer ranges in the brand's "Air" universe.

Friday, 22 November 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Cape Cod Anchor Chain amber © Hermès
New Models
A new strap for the Hermès Cape Cod

The Cape Cod adopts a double tour strap whose "anchor chain" design is a reminder of the original inspiration for the watch.

Thursday, 21 November 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
Verbatim - Ronnie Bernheim: reinforcing Swiss Made criteria will jeopardize jobs

Not everyone is happy with the "Swissness" project. Far from it, as swissinfo.ch explains. Currently under discussion by the Swiss parliament, it lays down tougher Swiss Made criteria, stipulating that at least 60% of watches' cost price must be produced in Switzerland, versus the current 50%. Around a quarter of manufacturers of low to mid-range watches have formed a Swiss Made Community of Interests to oppose the proposed revision of the law.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Nicolas G. Hayek, Chairman of the Swatch Group © Swatch Group
Point of View
Verbatim - Swatch wants to end production for third parties

While 2009 took some of the heat off the battle that rages around supplies of watch parts, this was no doubt just a break in the hostilities that are building up between the Swatch Group and its clients. Fighting talk from Nicolas G. Hayek, Chairman of Swatch, and Jean-Christophe Babin, CEO of TAG Heuer.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010
2 min read
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Economy
Verbatim - Vontobel: Swiss watch industry 2010: positive growth again

The year 2009 will go down as a year of crisis in the history of luxury goods companies, all of which experienced sales and margin declines. Leather goods producers (Hermès, LVMH), however, suffered to a lesser degree than watch and jewellery makers (Swatch Group, Richemont, Bulgari). Positive signs already emerged in 4Q09 and continued in 1Q10 (+16,6%) owing to the easier comparison base.

Monday, 26 April 2010
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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News
Cybercounterfeiting (II): illicit sites mushrooming on the web

Counterfeiting has grown to unprecedented proportions. Global trade in counterfeit goods could go from $5.5 billion in 1982 to almost $600 billion in 2010, equivalent to 10% of world trade according to the former French budget minister Eric Woerth.

Monday, 26 April 2010
Cédric Gordon
4 min read
Step over the threshold at Manufacture Janvier in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland © Vianney Halter
Point of View
"Watchmaking is all I know how to do"

Vianney Halter, founder of Janvier Manufacture, came to this year's Baselworld with no new products but the same deep-seated conviction that watch "creators" should have their say, even if people don't like what they hear. Interview.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010
4 min read
Peter Speake-Marin © Speake-Marin
New Models
Peter Speake-Marin presents his first in-house calibre

After numerous collaborations, Peter Speake-Marin has decided to work for himself. The result is the Marin 1, driven by the Calibre SM2. The first movement to be entirely designed and made by Speake-Marin, it will be the starting point for future complication models.

Friday, 26 March 2010
4 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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