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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
2 min read
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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
2 min read
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Pascal O. Ravessoud, Director of Development at the FHH, gets a feel for the fine watchmaking business in Japan (Asakusa temple, Tokyo) © FHH
Economy
The FHH fine watchmaking travelogue – Japan

Some countries make more of an impression than others. For those of us arriving from Europe, Japan is worlds apart, and yet the Land of the Rising Sun shares many values with Switzerland: history, tradition, natural beauty, respect, precision, technology, reliability and orderliness, to extremes that would make even the most archaic inhabitant of Switzerland’s remotest corner turn pale.

Monday, 10 January 2011
4 min read
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Eugenio Zigliotto
Point of View
Zigliotto, my friend
Saturday, 01 January 2011
3 min read
Already CEO of Blancpain, Marc Hayek has taken the helm of Breguet and Jaquet Droz © Blancpain
Point of View
"My grandfather planned every aspect of his succession"

Already CEO of Blancpain, Marc Hayek, grandson of the Swatch Group's founder Nicolas G. Hayek, has taken the helm of Breguet and Jaquet Droz. Interview.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010
8 min read
Sylvain Auroux, director for the Swiss and Italian markets at Piaget, and Philippe Léopold-Metzger, CEO of the brand © Piaget
Economy
Piaget aims for "the most universal watches possible"

For over a year, Piaget has progressed to the point that deliveries are again finding it hard to keep pace with demand. The brand owes its success to a positioning that reflects its values as a jeweller and watchmaker, renowned for its classic yet contemporary elegance.

Monday, 20 December 2010
4 min read
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Point of View
Seniors, Juniors and company…

Comparing charts and figures is something marketing directors do, and which certainly has its uses as Fine Watchmaking goes global. There is, however, the risk of casting a shadow over the poetry of a product we have the good fortune and privilege to represent.

Friday, 17 December 2010
3 min read
Romain Gauthier Prestige hours/minutes/seconds model in platinium © Romain Gauthier
New Models
The third Romain Gauthier watch to launch in 2011

Four years after the launch of his debut model, the Prestige hours/minutes which he followed, in 2010, with the Prestige hours/minutes/seconds, Romain Gauthier is preparing to launch his third model: the constant force watch he has had in mind for the past eight years. He looks back at the passion that has brought him where he is today.

Friday, 17 December 2010
4 min read
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