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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
Paul Guillard, Swiss watchmaker (Geneva) in 1921
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
Economic growth continues to drive Swiss watch exports

For the nine months to end September, exports of Swiss watches across all segments increased 21.5% on the same period last year, while the +CHF 3,000 export price* (€2,260), category gained 22%. If the trend continues through to year-end, the industry could come close to matching 2008's record of approximately CHF 16 billion (€12 billion) for 26 million watches, and leave 2009 figures far behind.

Friday, 26 November 2010
4 min read
"A highly satisfactory reversal in trends"

Jean-Daniel Pasche, President of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, comments on recent export figures for the branch.

Friday, 26 November 2010
3 min read
Fabienne Lupo is appointed Chairwoman of the FHH. Franco Cologni devotes himself to cultural activities and chairs the FHH Cultural Council © FHH
Point of View
"The King is dead, long live the King!"

"The King is dead, long live the King!" is the proclamation that announces the accession of a new monarch, a perfect continuity that ensures the throne is never vacant.

Thursday, 25 November 2010
3 min read
Lot 2276: an extremely rare Rolex Oyster Chronograph ''Jean-Claude Killy'' in rose gold, estimated between CHF 100,000 and 150,0000 (€74,770-112,150) © Koller Auctions
Osvaldo Patrizzi sells part of his stock at Koller in Zurich

On Tuesday November 30th at 2pm, 129 timepieces (wristwatches, pocket watches and some clocks) will be proposed for auction by Koller. What makes this sale especially noteworthy is that 85% of the lots are from the collection of Osvaldo Patrizzi and, for the most part, are being offered at 30% under their low estimate.

Thursday, 25 November 2010
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
Genève: ventes aux enchères par maisons en 2010
November auctions in Geneva: 1,078 timepieces achieve CHF 36.5 million*

The market confirmed its stability with renewed interest in fine quality, rare, even exceptional pieces, both vintage and modern. Also in demand are finely-crafted enamel pocket watches and historic pieces. Bidders and collectors came from all over the world to Geneva, with Chinese buyers showing immense interest in Fine Watches.

Friday, 19 November 2010
Danièle Chambas
6 min read
OMEGA Ladymatic
OMEGA Ladymatic (spot)
Thursday, 18 November 2010
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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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