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Villeret Ultraplate in red gold © Blancpain
New Models
Two blue-dial models join the Villeret collection

Intimately bound up with Blancpain's identity, two emblematic red gold timepieces from the Villeret line - the Quantième Complet and the Ultraplate - are now available with blue dials.

Monday, 06 April 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Paul Guillard, Swiss watchmaker (Geneva) in 1921
Economy
When the State saved Swiss watchmaking - Part one

In the wake of the First World War, Swiss watchmaking underwent a period of profound crisis, resulting in a State-led reorganisation of the sector. This rescue operation took the form of cartel agreements that remained in place until the 1960s. Part one: the 1920s and 1930s.

Monday, 06 April 2020
6 min read
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Acting in a consultancy role, Osvaldo Patrizzi recently supervised a number of auctions in China, including one in Beijing last December © Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers
News
Auctions in China are still very much a Chinese affair!

After setting up Antiquorum 36 years ago, and more recently Patrizzi & Co Auctioneers with a unique concept of zero buyer's commission, Osvaldo Patrizzi, who is internationally acknowledged as a foremost expert in antique timepieces, has set himself a new challenge: China.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
Pascal O. Ravessoud, Director of Development at the FHH, gets a feel for the fine watchmaking business in Japan (Asakusa temple, Tokyo) © FHH
Economy
The FHH fine watchmaking travelogue – Japan

Some countries make more of an impression than others. For those of us arriving from Europe, Japan is worlds apart, and yet the Land of the Rising Sun shares many values with Switzerland: history, tradition, natural beauty, respect, precision, technology, reliability and orderliness, to extremes that would make even the most archaic inhabitant of Switzerland’s remotest corner turn pale.

Monday, 10 January 2011
4 min read
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Eugenio Zigliotto
Point of View
Zigliotto, my friend
Saturday, 01 January 2011
3 min read
Already CEO of Blancpain, Marc Hayek has taken the helm of Breguet and Jaquet Droz © Blancpain
Point of View
"My grandfather planned every aspect of his succession"

Already CEO of Blancpain, Marc Hayek, grandson of the Swatch Group's founder Nicolas G. Hayek, has taken the helm of Breguet and Jaquet Droz. Interview.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010
8 min read
Sylvain Auroux, director for the Swiss and Italian markets at Piaget, and Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of the brand © Piaget
Economy
Piaget aims for "the most universal watches possible"

For over a year, Piaget has progressed to the point that deliveries are again finding it hard to keep pace with demand. The brand owes its success to a positioning that reflects its values as a jeweller and watchmaker, renowned for its classic yet contemporary elegance.

Monday, 20 December 2010
4 min read
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Point of View
Seniors, Juniors and company…

Comparing charts and figures is something marketing directors do, and which certainly has its uses as Fine Watchmaking goes global. There is, however, the risk of casting a shadow over the poetry of a product we have the good fortune and privilege to represent.

Friday, 17 December 2010
3 min read
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Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
6 min read
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