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American 1921 white gold 36.5mm © Vacheron Constantin
New Models
100 years of boldness at Vacheron Constantin

In 1921, Vacheron Constantin seized the powerful momentum of the Roaring Twenties to create a watch with an avant-garde design. In 2021, the Maison is celebrating the anniversary of this icon, particularly appreciated by connoisseurs, with three new interpretations of the American 1921 model.

Friday, 09 April 2021
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Riviera © Baume & Mercier
New Models
The Baume & Mercier Riviera returns to the stage

One of the Brand’s icons created in 1973, the Riviera watch returns this year to revive the spirit of a distinguished watchmaking era with its distinctive bezel and streamlined steel watchcase. Rather than a revival, the fifth generation of this legendary watch strikes the chord of an authentic renewal.

Thursday, 08 April 2021
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Jean-Marc Pontroué, CEO of Roger Dubuis © Montblanc
New Models
The four "worlds" of Roger Dubuis

Jean-Marc Pontroué, the new boss at Roger Dubuis, talks about the brand's four "worlds" - the gambler, the warrior, the adventurer and the diva - and the corresponding collections that it will present at the next Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie.

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
4 min read
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Economy
Vietnam's luxury fair

December 1st to 3rd, Ho Chi Minh City is hosting Vietnam's first ever luxury fair. Is this progress, a challenge or just a quirk? It is, in any event, an affirmation: that with each passing day, Asia is less a menace and more an opportunity.

Monday, 28 November 2011
2 min read
Patek Philippe réf. 3448 © Christie's
News
Geneva auctions: 1,048 timepieces sell for CHF 45 million

The three big auctions held on November 13th and 14th struck a chord with collectors and admirers of fine watches all over the world. At the end of the two days, Christie's confirmed its dominant position with a total CHF 26 million. Patek Philippe is still the most coveted name, followed by Rolex.

Friday, 18 November 2011
Danièle Chambas
8 min read
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Antonio Calce, CEO of Corum © Corum
Point of View
"The watch industry is about to enter one of its greatest challenges" (2/2)

At 44, Antonio Calce has taken a stake in the capital of Montres Corum Sàrl which has been under his stewardship since 2007. This is a strong signal for the markets as the Swiss watch sector prepares to face important industrial challenges. The young CEO talks about why he decided to become a shareholder, and gives his expert view of where the branch is heading. (Part 2)

Thursday, 17 November 2011
6 min read
Control of the depth of an insculpted component © Timelab
News
An even more stringent Poinçon de Genève

For the 125th anniversary of the Poinçon de Genève, Timelab, the Geneva-based laboratory of horology and microengineering in charge of the hallmark, announced the new criteria that will make this standard of excellence even more demanding.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
4 min read
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Is this a pale imitation of an event that defies reproduction?
Point of View
Why exhibitions matter

The exhibition which the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie organised in Moscow, in the splendid surroundings of the Kremlin, proved a tremendous success. This isn't the first time an exhibition of watches has drawn in the crowds. Indeed, more and more exhibitions tour the world with the most beautiful, most precious timepieces, joining those which the Manufactures themselves organise so as to bring their legacy further into the public eye.

Thursday, 10 November 2011
3 min read
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