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Heritage Centre Seconds Funky Blue © H. Moser & Cie
New Models
Back to the future for this H. Moser & Cie. Heritage watch

A watch with a vintage inflection that is also very much of the moment thanks to innovative Globolight®, a ceramic compound, and SuperLumiNova®.

Friday, 17 January 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Hypnotic Opal Mosaic © Harry Winston
New Models
A kaleidoscope of colour for the Premier Hypnotic Opal Mosaic

Harry Winston's Premier Hypnotic Opal Mosaic captivates the eye with a profusion of baguette diamonds and vivid blue sapphires against a backdrop of iridescent opal.

Thursday, 16 January 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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The Dubois Dépraz movement manufacturer in the Vallée de Joux (Switzerland) © Dubois Dépraz
Beginner's Guide
Pascal Dubois on watch culture

Pascal Dubois has watches in his blood. He and his brother Jean-Philippe are the fourth generation at the head of Dubois Dépraz, a family firm, founded in 1901 in the Vallée de Joux, that produces complications for the leading names in Swiss watches.

Friday, 19 September 2008
4 min read
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Quarter-repeater pocket watch with automate signed Daniel Isaac Piguet and Philippe Samuel Meylan (1) © Parmigiani
Point of View
Past, present, Parmigiani…

Born in 1950 in Val-de-Travers, Michel Parmigiani couldn't help but be immersed in the watchmaking culture that runs through this part of the Neuchâtel mountains. What began as curiosity became a life-long passion for his work as a restorer, a profession in which he never stops learning.

Friday, 19 September 2008
5 min read
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Cabriolet reversible watch, inspired by the model from 1928 © Universal Genève
News
On the need to create a proprietary movement

Back in the limelight, Universal is set to launch its very own in-house movement, the Microtor, this October. A now obligatory stage in the life of any watch firm.

Friday, 19 September 2008
Florence Noël
4 min read
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Dent Parliament 18k rose gold case, ivory dial with Roman numerals, Dent Calibre 101 Automatic 28,800 (4 Hz) © Dent
Economy
English watchmakers

Plans are well under way for the establishment of an English chronometer test certificate. And its qualifying standard is to be higher than the Swiss COSC and German equivalents. Watchmaking in England, a new story.

Friday, 19 September 2008
Michael Balfour
7 min read
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Repairing watches and clocks requires specific skills © CPIH
Economy
Watchmaking's after-sales headache

It's a simple piece of arithmetic. Take a company that produces 10,000 watches a year. If success is on the cards, after twenty years it will have sold 200,000 watches to customers at the four corners of the globe (Fine Watchmaking being an international market). Of these, the company can expect an annual return rate of around 10%, ranging from vintage pieces to watches suffering from stopped mechanisms, manufacturing defects, misuse or simply in need of a service. Add two and two together and some 20,000 watches will be making their way to the company's after-sales service door: twice annual production.

Friday, 19 September 2008
5 min read
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The Piaget Manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates in the canton of Geneva
Point of View
"The acid test will come over the next few years"
Thursday, 18 September 2008
2 min read
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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