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Quantième Perpétuel en ligne réf. 5236P © Patek Philippe
New Models
Patek Philippe’s perpetual calendar, all in a row

The manufacture presents a new perpetual calendar that displays the day, the date, and the month on a single line in an elongated aperture beneath 12 o'clock. To combine this unique feature with crisp legibility and high reliability, the designers developed a new self-winding movement.

Wednesday, 21 April 2021
The FHH Journal editors
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Cloche de Cartier Classic © Cartier
New Models
The return of the century-old Cloche de Cartier

The “cloche” (bell) shape appeared in Cartier pieces in 1920. “Cloche de Cartier”, because, when placed horizontally, its outline is reminiscent of a service bell rung at a counter. Like many Cartier signature pieces, it has been named after its shape, made notable for the purity of its line and clear inspiration.

Tuesday, 20 April 2021
The FHH Journal editors
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News
Antiquorum: 469 lots under the hammer of Julien Schaerer

As is traditional, Antiquorum will raise the curtain on the Geneva sales on Sunday May 13th, when 469 lots come under the hammer (compared with 603 last November). The highlight of the day will be fifty Royal Oaks in honour of the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet's legendary timepiece . The sale carries a total estimate of CHF 5 to 7 million.

Wednesday, 02 May 2012
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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News
Patek Philippe, Rolex and Breguet under the hammer in May.

This coming May 13th, 14th and 15th, some 1,260 timepieces will change hands for tens of millions of Swiss francs, at Christie's, Sotheby's and Antiquorum.

Tuesday, 01 May 2012
Danièle Chambas
5 min read
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Point of View
What are old people for?

"The eyes of others our prisons," wrote Virginia Woolf. How often are we so blinded by convention, clichés and other people's preconceptions that we put all our experience and knowledge into a "cage" from which not even the smallest signification is permitted to escape.

Friday, 27 April 2012
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Economy
Richemont to open its Campus Genevois de Haute Horlogerie

The Richemont Group has announced a vast project for a campus in Geneva. Costing CHF 100 million, the site will be home to new production facilities and, more importantly, an innovative training centre.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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Economy
Swiss watchmaking in March 2012: steady growth continues

March brought to a close another very good first quarter for Swiss watch exports. Their monthly value stood at 1.6 billion francs, 15.2% more than in March 2011. The smoothed variation over twelve months thus remained essentially unchanged. The first quarter recorded exports valued at 4.6 billion francs, an increase of 17.0%.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Press Release
1 min read
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
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