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Excalibur Blacklight © Roger Dubuis
New Models
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Blacklight electrifies today’s neon cities

The art of transforming the glittering towers and glassy spires of a buzzing metropolis into a recognisable watch design is no mean feat. Extravagant and irreverent, the Excalibur Blacklight is an ode to vibrant cites like Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing at the height of their nightly splendour.

Monday, 30 November 2020
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Les Collectionneurs © Vacheron Constantin
Economy
Second-hand watches bring first-rate opportunities

The secondary watch market has been one of the year's biggest stories. From takeovers to dedicated sales spaces, from market studies to consumer analyses and brand-hosted events, pre-owned is hot news. And for a simple reason: at 8% growth per year, second-hand is the luxury industry's best-performing segment.

Monday, 30 November 2020
5 min read
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Antiquorum September 2009 auction: Patek Philippe astronomic platinum wristwatch (Ref. 5016P) © Antiquorum
News
A spectacular start to this autumn’s auctions

With two world records achieved at Antiquorum in New York, and a successful third Only Watch charity auction in Monaco, under the hammer of Patrizzi & Co, the autumn season of collectible watch sales has got off to a flying start.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
5 min read
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Economy
2010, a watershed year for Swiss watch exports

Anyone tempted to dabble in predictions will see that the indications for end 2009 all suggest an upward turn in trends.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
The size of a coin, this pattern varies indefinitely, meaning each code is unique and impossible to reproduce, exactly like a fingerprint © Prooftag
News
Parmigiani introduces a new authentication system

Parmigiani Fleurier, in partnership with the French company Prooftag, is equipping its watches with a system that certifies the authenticity and origin of its timepieces, using Bubble TagTM technology.».

Monday, 19 October 2009
4 min read
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Beat Haldimann has just been awarded the Prix Gaïa by the Musée International d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds © Haldimann Horology
Point of View
An artist recompensed: Beat Haldimann wins the Prix Gaïa

This year’s Prix Gaïa in the "Craftsmanship-Creation" category has gone to an uncommon watchmaker. From his workshop in Thun, Beat Haldimann makes timepieces that have no equivalent anywhere in the world. Portrait of a man versed in the art and science of watchmaking.

Monday, 19 October 2009
6 min read
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Jean-Daniel Dubois, Société Suisse de Chronométrie (SSC) chairman © Fabrice Eschmann/BIPH
News
Société Suisse de Chronométrie: reinventing the wheel

The Société Suisse de Chronométrie recently hosted its thirteenth highly successful Study Day, on the subject of complications. The audience was particularly impressed by a presentation of non-circular gears by a researcher at HE-Arc in Le Locle.

Friday, 16 October 2009
5 min read
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The new building groups activities that were previously spread over three other sites © Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier SA
News
Vaucher Manufacture brings its activities in Fleurier under one roof

Vaucher Manufacture Fleurier (VMF), under managing director Florian Serex, cut the ribbon at its new building in Fleurier on September 4th. This grouping of activities is typical of the buoyant watch division of the Sandoz Family Foundation (FFS), chaired by Pierre Landolt.

Friday, 16 October 2009
3 min read
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