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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
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Economy
The boom in Swiss watch exports to China

China first fell in love with mechanical timepieces in the late 1500s, when Jesuits presented the first clocks to the Imperial Court. Centuries later, this love affair is still going strong and has positioned China top of the league for Swiss watch exports.

Monday, 27 September 2010
3 min read
Emile Chouriet Catch the Moon - Automatic-winding mechanical movement ETA 2834 with exclusive Montres Chouriet module © Montres Chouriet
Economy
China's watchmakers take a detour via Switzerland

Chinese watch firms are investing in Switzerland with the likes of Ebohr, which has launched its first brand; Fiyta, which has taken over Montres Chouriet, and Sea-Gull which is taking a stake in a Swiss movement manufacturer. Their objective is to move upmarket and seduce Chinese customers with the lure of Swiss Made.

Monday, 27 September 2010
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Point of View
Making the difference

Unsurprisingly, my last "In the Air" on the Fine Watchmaking Manifesto sparked quite a reaction. As in all things meteorological, favourable and cross winds blew, though fortunately without serious turbulence. It's never a bad thing to let in some fresh air.

Friday, 24 September 2010
2 min read
© FHH
Economy
From knowledge to reflection

World Expo is not only a fabulous opportunity for the Chinese to apprehend the culture and techniques of each country; it is also a platform for exchange that puts the Chinese on an equal footing with the people of other nations.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010
David Chang
5 min read
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Point of View
The Fine Watchmaking Manifesto

The Fine Watchmaking Manifesto is soon to be published, after lengthy research and animated discussions. Mamma mia! But before we go any further, let us answer one question: why does Fine Watchmaking need a manifesto?

Friday, 17 September 2010
2 min read
Roger Smith © R. W. Smith Watches
News
Reviving the English watchmaking tradition

What has got collectors in a particular whirl is the recent announcement of the collaboration between Roger Smith and his former mentor, George Daniels. The two are creating a series of 35 Anniversary watches to commemorate Daniels’s invention of the Co-axial escapement.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010
Meehna Goldsmith
5 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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