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Luxury in support of biodiversity

As the effects of climate change become more and more “tangible”, luxury’s leading names are responding to the need for urgent action to stem environmental destruction and loss of biodiversity.

Thursday, 22 July 2021
10 min read
The triptych © Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein
New Models
Louis Erard x Alain Silberstein, a unique collector’s triptych

Pushing the boundaries of its artistic design even further, Louis Erard reveals a completely unique triptych. Alain Silberstein was given carte blanche, designing the series of three watches like a picture over three panels. Three lots of 178 models at accessible prices.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
Seizure of counterfeit watches in Latin America © FH
The Swiss Watch Federation tracks counterfeiters in the field

Michel Arnoux, head of the anti-counterfeiting division at the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, talked about the Federation's experience in the field to an audience at the Salon Environnement Professionnel Horlogerie Joaillerie in June.

Monday, 19 July 2010
4 min read
Breguet Type XXII 3880 ST © Montres Breguet SA
Breguet offers an apotheosis for its late Chairman

Montres Breguet was active on all fronts when its Chairman unexpectedly passed away: the unveiling of the Type XXII with a 10 Hz movement; stores opening in Shanghai and Singapore; the purchase of Breguet's manuscripts at auction, and completing restoration of the Petit Trianon. A fitting tribute to Nicolas G. Hayek.

Friday, 16 July 2010
The FHH Journal editors
4 min read
"Luxury brands can successfully make the Internet transition"

On June 1st, new competition rules governing online sales of products and services were brought into effect by the European Commission. These give special status to luxury brands regarding sales of their products over the Internet, as IC-Agency explains.

Friday, 16 July 2010
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
The Swiss watch industry sheds jobs gained in 2008

Figures published by the Swiss watch industry's employer organisation, Convention Patronale de l'Industrie Horlogère Suisse, show that the sector shed 4,200 jobs in 2009 and now employs 49,100 people, the same as two years ago. As the organisation points out, fewer jobs have been lost than forecast and staff are more qualified than before.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Point of View
Horological musings

The weather forecast is a daily ritual for millions of people. It has nothing to do with premonition; just a simple and rather ordinary announcement of what we can expect the next day, democratically broadcast to all.

Monday, 12 July 2010
1 min read
Fortune smiles again on HNWIs

The world's population of High Net Worth Individuals grew 17% in 2009 while their global wealth increased 19% to $39 trillion, according to the 2010 World Wealth Report. For the first time, HNWIs in Asia-Pacific, a prime destination for luxury goods, outnumber those in Europe.

Wednesday, 07 July 2010
4 min read

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