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Ref. 5370P-011 Split-Seconds Chronograph © Patek Philippe
New Models
Patek Philippe reasserts its grand complications expertise

Patek Philippe presents the new Ref. 5303 as its first minute repeater with the striking mechanism on the dial side, together with reinterpretations of the legendary Ref. 5370 Split-Seconds Chronograph and of the classic Ref. 5270 Perpetual Calendar Chronograph.

Friday, 07 August 2020
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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Vanguard Skeleton Swiss Limited Edition © Franck Muller
New Models
Here comes colour!

Summer is always a great pretext to ditch monochrome in favour of brighter, sunnier shades. With more and more watchmakers lavishing colour on their dials, the opportunity is too good to miss.

Thursday, 06 August 2020
6 min read
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Point of View
The rich and the poor

Latest statistics for Swiss watch exports, published in August, confirm solid results, even if commentators fear a weakening in this positive trend.

Monday, 03 October 2011
3 min read
Rado Ceramica White © Rado
News
When ceramic turns to gold…

Once a lone figure with its ceramic watches, Rado has since inspired others, beginning with Chanel in the early 2000s, with many Fine Watch brands following suit. Has the industry found an alternative to gold and its soaring price?

Friday, 30 September 2011
4 min read
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Da Vinci with a zirconium oxide case from 1986 © IWC
News
Trailblazing IWC

As early as 1986, IWC presented a Da Vinci watch with a zirconium oxide case. In doing so, it pioneered the use of this extremely dense ceramic, just a year after launching its new collection named after the Italian polymath. However, machining techniques in the mid-1980s were not sufficiently advanced to produce large volumes of ceramic parts, and only limited numbers of the watch were made.

Friday, 30 September 2011
1 min read
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Audemars Piguet Only Watch – Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic © Audemars Piguet
News
Only Watch achieves a record €4.5 million

Forty one-off watches were auctioned by Antiquorum on September 23rd in Monaco, under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. At EUR 1.4 million (USD 1.9 million / CHF 1.7 million), the Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 tripled its low estimate.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Andreas Strehler and Kari Voutilainen © Maîtres du Temps
Point of View
Maîtres du Temps Chapter Three on its way

Next year's Baselworld will see the unveiling, by Maîtres du Temps, of Chapter Three. Kari Voutilainen has been working on this new timepiece since 2008, joined last year by Andreas Strehler. Until then, and with patents pending, this next chapter remains a closely-guarded secret.

Thursday, 22 September 2011
2 min read
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Otturatore by Grisogono
Videos
Otturatore by Grisogono
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
3 min watch
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Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
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