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UR-100 © Urwerk
New Models
A gold edition of the Urwerk UR-100

Urwerk's UR-100 references C-3PO, the protocol droid in the Star Wars franchise. The fourth episode in the UR-100 collection intergalactic saga, in gold, it recounts the adventures of an atypical time instrument.

Friday, 29 May 2020
The FHH Journal editors
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Max Busser (CEO MB&F) and Arnaud Nicolas (CEO L'Epée 1839)
New Models
MB&F + L'Epée 1839 on a new mission

Six years after the launch of the Starfleet Machine, the first clock co-created by MB&F and L'Epée 1839, a new expedition is under way. The space station returns in 2020, in a more compact size and enhanced with bright colours, with the name of Starfleet Explorer.

Thursday, 28 May 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Hugo Chávez (right) with Oliver Stone at the 2009 Venice Mostra (creative commons)
Economy
Venezuela: a labyrinth for brands

They're mad about mechanical watches, the more complications the better. They're enthusiastic collectors and buy more timepieces than the average for Latin America. Meanwhile, President Hugo Chávez leads a constant battle against the luxury industry. Have Venezuelans lost their mind?

Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Manuel Palos
5 min read
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Economy
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
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Economy
"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
News
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
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Genève: ventes aux enchères par maisons en 2010
News
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
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Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
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