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Ludwig neomatik 41 Date © Nomos Glashütte
New Models
Nomos celebrates 175 years of watchmaking

The German town of Glashütte has been a centre for fine watchmaking since 1845. Nomos Glashütte is marking the occasion with three limited-edition versions of a classic model.

Monday, 10 August 2020
The FHH Journal editors
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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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Lot 187: pocket watch by the Genevan Henry Capt, dubbed ''Musique d'Amour''. Dated 1810 and estimated at CHF 70,000-90,000, it sold to a Chinese collector for CHF 200,500 © Antiquorum
News
Erotic watches hit the spot at Antiquorum

Thirty-two libertine timepieces changed hands on Sunday March 27th, realising CHF 722,300 (US$ 781,320 / € 551,645). Asian collectors bid fiercely both online and by telephone. This was the first time since 1997 that Antiquorum had offered such an important collection.

Tuesday, 05 April 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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If ''woman is the future of man'', as Aragon declared, young people are, less poetically, the future of watches © Photos Libres
Economy
Why watchmakers must crack the youth market (1/2)

It's no small task to develop a clear and effective strategy aimed at a frivolous, fickle youth who believe the best things in life should be free. (Part 1 of 2)

Friday, 01 April 2011
Quentin Simonet
3 min read
Emosphere Project: a moving sphere clock from the collections of the Kunstkamera Museum in St Petersburg © Fondation Horlogère
Beginner's Guide
Keeping a Jura heritage alive

The Fondation Horlogère was set up to defend the watchmaking heritage of the Swiss Jura, past and present. Its latest initiative, the Route de l'Horlogerie, invites tourists to discover the horological gems across the canton's three districts.

Friday, 25 March 2011
4 min read
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Point of View
Baselworld 2011

On March 24th, the curtain will rise on Baselworld 2011, the watch and jewellery show which, year after year, brings more than a hundred thousand people to the city on the Rhine. I'll be one of them, wearing my three hats of journalist, interested visitor, and former executive in the sector. Which to a large extent sums up the people who from March 24th to 31st will be milling around the stands at Basel.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011
3 min read
Victor van der Kwast, CEO from International Diamond & Jewelry Group (ID&JG), ABN AMRO © ABN AMRO
Economy
ABN AMRO has its eye on the watch industry

Since the 1960s, the Dutch bank ABN AMRO has forged a solid reputation as the leading financial partner to the diamond industry. Leveraging on this position the bank is aiming to expand into the watch industry, a natural extension in the world of luxury.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011
5 min read
Francesco Trapani, great-grandson of the founder and Bulgari Group CEO © Bulgari
Economy
LVMH adds Bulgari to its crown

The world's biggest luxury conglomerate is adding to its stable of watch and jewellery brands to reach critical mass in the sector. Its takeover of Bulgari will double its sales in the segment.

Monday, 21 March 2011
3 min read
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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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