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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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Posthumous portrait of Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) by Santi di Tito
Point of View
Audacity and arrogance

Audentes fortuna juvat, fortune favours the bold, we are told. Machiavelli, however, observed that fortune exerts its power where virtue is unable to resist. If we are to be audacious, better then that we affront adversity and engineer our conquests with the "virtue" of strength of character, steeped in sagacity, prudence, culture, honesty, morality and clairvoyance.

Friday, 27 August 2010
1 min read
Stephen Forsey and Meehna Goldsmith © Meehna Goldsmith
Economy
Gruebel Forsey: An American Journey

Greubel Forsey entrusted their timepieces to John Simonian as U.S. distributor and one of its retailer. Owner of the influential Westime boutique in Los Angeles, Simonian already had a lot of experience with high-end brands.

Thursday, 22 July 2010
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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Quarter Repeater (1991) © Antoine Preziuso
News
Antoine Preziuso, meteorite hunter

While a number of brands have chosen meteorite for certain of their dials, Antoine Preziuso has gone one step further. He is the only watchmaker to also use meteorite for cases, hands, buckles and crowns. Star quality indeed.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
The FHH Journal editors
4 min read
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Economy
Vontobel forecasts 8% growth for the Swiss watch industry in 2010

René Weber, a financial analyst with Vontobel, forecasts that growth in the Swiss watch industry's export markets will slow over the second half of 2010 and progress by 8% for the year overall.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010
3 min read
Rubis synthétique © Pierhor
News
Pierhor, the specialist in synthetic jewels

A handful of firms dominate the Swiss market for synthetic jewels for the Fine Watch sector, with production of some 300 million per year. One, Pierhor, is an independent firm working at the high end of the market.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010
5 min read
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Nicolas G. Hayek at the launch of the Swatch 007 Villain Collection © Swatch
News
A Tribute to Nicolas George Hayek (19/2/1928 – 28/6/2010)

Very few men achieve such high iconic status in their own lifetime as that of Nicolas G Hayek. His pivotal involvement in the reconstruction of the Swiss watch industry will be studied, analysed, and emulated as an example to which many may aspire but only a very select few can achieve.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Martin Foster
9 min read
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TAG-Heuer-Connected-Modular-45-Golf-Edition_breaker
Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

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