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Hermès Arceau Ronde des heures © Jo Matson Scott
New Models
Hermès plays with time

A crescent moon dances with time on the new Arceau, revealing then concealing the hour as it turns.

Monday, 09 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
How Brexit is impacting watch sales

Concerns over trade in a post-Brexit Britain haven't prevented the UK market from performing well these past months, aided by sterling's weakness. As the country heads towards its latest deadline, watch brands are making sure they are prepared for every outcome, including a no-deal scenario.

Monday, 09 December 2019
Fanny Nicolet
3 min read
Madonna for Louis Vuitton - Spring / Summer 2009 campaign © Louis Vuitton
Point of View
Frugal Luxury or The revenge of space on time

Karl warned us: modesty is back. Prestigious brands have echoed his thoughts and changed their tack.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Cyrille Vigneron
3 min read
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News
Best Picks - Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier tackles extra-thin

While a place in the Guinness Book of Records isn't the be all and end all for a company such as Vaucher Manufacture, the sigh of relief that Piaget gave in Geneva must have been heard all the way to Fleurier.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
2 min read
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
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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