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Monaco Pièce d'Art © TAG Heuer
New Models
TAG Heuer's arty tribute to the Monaco

TAG Heuer brings the Monaco's 50th anniversary celebration to a close with the one-of-a-kind Monaco Pièce d’Art. This restored and decorated 1969 Monaco will be auctioned to raise money for United Way of New York City.

Friday, 13 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Eugen-Meier
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Eugen Maier, a lifetime serving Fine Watchmaking

CEO of Baume & Mercier then secretary-general of the Association Interprofessionnelle de la Haute Horlogerie, the late Eugen Maier dedicated his life to watchmaking, and his belief in ethics and excellence as its founding principles.

Friday, 13 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
Aquatimer Chronograph Edition Galapagos Islands © IWC
News
On the environmental bandwagon

When a company makes diving watches, surely it’s only natural that it should care about the marine environment, which is plagued by pollution. A number of firms have indeed decided to do their bit, just to show that ecology is everyone’s business. And possibly promote their core values at the same time, with tailor-made products into the bargain.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
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Tourbillon RM 025 © Richard Mille
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Complications take the plunge

Diving watches are in demand not only for their subaquatic virtues, as watchmakers are well aware. For the man on the beach, their sporting style and robust design are more convincing arguments. Exactly the motivation firms need to go on "loading" models which, stripped to the bare essentials, would resemble nothing more than, well, a diving watch. And when it comes to pulling out all the stops, watchmakers can be trusted to put their expertise to good use with all manner of complications.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
2 min read
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Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA © Rolex
News
Deep-sea dreaming

What better time than summer to sport a diving watch, and preferably the tan line that goes with it. Yet only a handful of these aficionados have ever probed the ocean’s depths. No matter, as these models have risen to the surface of exceptional technical and sports watches in their own right.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
4 min read
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Matthew Norman - Symphony © Matthew Norman
Economy
Clocks old and new

As a decorative feature of more and more contemporary homes, clocks are inspiring designers of every ilk. As for the clockmakers themselves, some are perpetuating a tradition while others venture into new territory.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
4 min read
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The CFH officially opened a year ago © CFH
Economy
A private initiative in response to watchmaking’s lack of qualified staff

Even with the global economy in the grip of a slowdown, watchmaking is still struggling to recruit in certain specialist fields. The Centre de Formation dans le domaine de l’Horlogerie, set up by two professionals in the sector, aims to bridge this gap.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
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Counterfeit Breitling tourbillon © Fabrice Guéroux
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Counterfeiters take their business a step further

Just as brands are developing new systems to authenticate their watches, so counterfeiters are stepping up a gear too.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Fabrice Guéroux
2 min read
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Shepard Fairey, Hublot's Ambassador, and his Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition
Trend Forecaster

Art and watchmaking, a strategic alliance

Monday, 30 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
6 min read
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