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Digital certification via Blockchain technology © Jaeger-LeCoultre
News
Vacheron Constantin proposes a digital certificate of authenticity

Vacheron Constantin has called upon the Arianee consortium to activate and deploy its digital certification via Blockchain technology. This authentication offers an unparalleled certification and traceability service, with the ongoing objective of combating counterfeiting.

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
The FHH Journal editors
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Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition © H. Moser & Cie
News
H. Moser & Cie goes on a world tour

For the launch of one of their boldest watches, H. Moser & Cie is lending the Pioneer Centre Seconds Funky Blue Black Edition to lucky guardians, who will accompany it on an adventure around the globe for one year.

Monday, 19 August 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Point of View
Ten years on, an enormous leap for the mechanical watch

Chopard signifies the production of 75,000 pieces of jewellery and 75,000 watches each year; Chopard also means 700 people in Geneva, 130 at Fleurier's manufacturing plant and 1,750 across the world. The company, which today lays claim to full integration of all the watchmaking trades, has joined the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH). Here is an interview with Chopard's co-president, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele. Interview by Christophe Roulet

Friday, 24 October 2008
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Point of View
The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie organises its first Forum

Early November, the FHH is inviting CEOs of Fine Watch brands to its first think-tank and forum on the theme "the changing business of time." The forum sets out to define what will inevitably be the new contours of the luxury industry.

Friday, 24 October 2008
3 min read
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Economy
The face of watches

James Bond doesn't pull in the punters in Russia. So which stars are best-suited to wearing watchmakers' colours here? The answer is plain to see: our high-flying politicians.

Friday, 24 October 2008
5 min read
IWC, in Schaffhausen, has never stopped training watchmakers and all the other related professions © IWC
Economy
Training is the key to the future

Since the crisis triggered by the advent of the quartz watch in the 1970s, training new watchmakers was no longer a priority. Now the industry is seeking staff with the same urgency as jobs were cut back then. IWC in Schaffhausen, though, has never stopped training watchmakers.

Friday, 24 October 2008
5 min read
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Duty-free products, including watches, have made Hong Kong a popular destination for Asian tourists – Photo HKTDC
Economy
The Hong Kong connection

Hong Kong is the bridgehead from which brands distribute their products in Asia, as this autonomous region's top export ranking clearly shows. Logistics and financial considerations are the two main reasons behind this success.

Friday, 24 October 2008
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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Photo of a Milgauss 6451: dial repainted and reworked (fake), aftermarket (counterfeit) hands, case, and bezel. The movement and the crown are original © Fabrice Guéroux
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Antique watches: do you have to be a seasoned expert?

The new market of aftermarket parts, used in the famous "authentic-fake watches", has the wind in its sails and is likely to fool even the most knowledgeable collectors. Unfortunately, the pleasure of unearthing a rare timepiece has become rarer than the watch itself…

Friday, 24 October 2008
Fabrice Guéroux
4 min read
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Our selection

10 luxury watches under €5,000

Friday, 14 June 2019
6 min read
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