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Super Chronomat collection © Breitling
New Models
Super Chronomat, the new sports watch from Breitling

Inspired by the Frecce Tricolori watch that Breitling created for the hotshots of the Italian Air Force’s aerobatic fleet in 1983, the Super Chronomat is a supercharged, all-purpose sports watch.

Monday, 17 May 2021
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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25H © Gucci
Economy
Gucci looks to Haute Horlogerie to rekindle growth

After meteoric growth between 2015 and 2019, Gucci is looking for new ways to boost performance. The roadmap for 2021, the brand’s 100th anniversary year, includes a foray into Haute Horlogerie. The first watches are already on display, Place Vendôme in Paris.

Monday, 17 May 2021
4 min read
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Black Pearl © HD3 Complication
Point of View
"The watchmaking of recent years is dead and buried"

However flamboyant the stands at Baselworld, these are times of crisis and every segment of the watch industry, including the very high end, is feeling the sting. One such brand is HD3 Complication, brainchild of designer Jorg Hysek in partnership with Fabrice Gonet and Valérie Ursenbacher. After hosting a presentation in Geneva, to coincide with the SIHH 2009, the brand is exhibiting privately in Basel, a first since its creation five years ago. Interview.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Florence Noël
2 min read
Peter Speake-Marin, Daniel Roth and Roger Dubuis are the master-watchmakers behind this latest instalment © Maîtres du Temps
New Models
Maîtres du Temps writes a second chapter

After Chapter 1, Chapter 2 continues the Maîtres du Temps story with an instantaneous triple calendar with large date. Roger Dubuis, Daniel Roth and Peter Speake-Marin are the master-watchmakers behind this latest instalment. Skipping ahead, the next episode, currently in preparation, will be… Chapter 6.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
4 min read
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Point of View
Nothing is worth more than independence

Kari Voutilainen was born in Finland in 1962, and admits that watchmaking has been his passion for the past thirty years. A passion that first took him to the Tapiola Watchmaking School, then on to the International Watchmaking School in Neuchâtel, where he completed the WOSTEP course in complication watches. Singled out by Parmigiani Mesure et Art du Temps, he spent ten years there before returning to WOSTEP and a three-year stint as director of the complication watch section. In 2002, Kari Voutilainen set up his own business in Môtiers, as an artisan d'horlogerie d'art. We caught up with him at Baselworld.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
5 min read
DualTow, a single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with striking mechanism, tourbillon and a belt-type hour and minute display © Christophe Claret
New Models
DualTow, an exceptional watch for an outstanding occasion

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Manufacture Christophe Claret, the master-watchmaker has created DualTow, a single-pusher planetary-gear chronograph with striking mechanism, tourbillon and a belt-type hour and minute display. Put simply, a remarkable timepiece.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
4 min read
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The watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and the designer Eric Giroud © Harry Winston
New Models
The new Harry Winston Opus: a testament to the essential

Jointly created by watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and designer Eric Giroud, both eminent figures in their field, Opus 9 exists purely and simply to give the time by means of two diamond chains. Beautiful and essential.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Florence Noël
3 min read
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Economy
Parmigiani innovates with its "Ateliers"

Much like a haute couture boutique, Ateliers Parmigiani will convey the very essence of the brand in the world's major cities. After-sales service will also be optimised.

Monday, 23 March 2009
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
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