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Blancpain - Celia Kujala shortlisted Community Choice Award 2020
Economy
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
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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
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Economy
2009 exports: all is revealed

Swiss watch exports contracted by almost a quarter in 2009, slipping 22.3% to CHF 13.2 billion. Quentin Simonet gives his analysis of what this means for the industry.

Thursday, 25 February 2010
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
Meteoris is a form of planetarium depicting the entire solar system © Louis Moinet
New Models
Louis Moinet has its head in the stars

This year, Louis Moinet is presenting Meteoris, a one-off piece consisting of a new type of planetarium surrounded by four tourbillon watches, each inlaid with fragments of meteorite. In a similar vein, the company has unveiled its Tempograph and two Jules Verne watches, in reference to the classic novel, "From the Earth to the Moon."

Thursday, 25 February 2010
4 min read
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Point of View
Alain Silberstein pleads in favour of a collaborative model

Speaking at the Geneva Time Exhibition (GTE), Alain Silberstein shared his views on what the future holds for independent watchmakers.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
4 min read
Richard Mille RM016 red gold, special model for Marcus watch store in London’s Bond Street © Richard Mille
Economy
Aspects of the UK watch trade in 2009 and prospects for 2010

The final report of the successful 20th edition of the SIHH last January provided a good reflection of how things have been for the trade in the United Kingdom in 2009. The summary words are a cliché, but apply very much, hurting in places: ‘belt tightening’.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Michael Balfour
5 min read
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, model and Bollywood actress, is ambassador for Longines © Longines
Economy
India’s stars work their magic

The Indian celebrities and faces of leading watch firms also pull in the crowds online. Thanks to them, brands such as Longines, Audemars Piguet and Chopard have climbed to the top of the list of watchmaking’s most-wanted ambassadors.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010
2 min read
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Panerai Luminor 1950 Equation of Time Tourbillon Titanio - 50 mm ''L'Astronomo'' © Officine Panerai
New Models
Time on a cosmic scale

Watchmakers have stars in their eyes, with several brands proposing models that feature an equation of time, sunrise and sunset times, perpetual calendar, a map of the night sky or moonphases. Cosmogonic heaven.

Monday, 22 February 2010
4 min read
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