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Autumn’s new releases

With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
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Economy
China’s push for “common prosperity”

Xi Jinping’s call for “common prosperity” sent shudders through the stock market. This new policy, which portends a drop in purchasing power for the wealthiest Chinese, pushed down luxury share prices, which includes watch brands. What implications does this have?

Wednesday, 08 September 2021
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Global warming and counterfeiting: one and the same fight (I)

Marc Frisanco, a specialist in intellectual property at the Richemont group, sees striking parallels between global warming and the spread of counterfeit goods. Tackling either of these problems must inevitably appeal to basic moral principles. Part Two in the June issue of HH Magazine.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
4 min read
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Economy
Omega and Rolex are the most sought-after brands online

Based on over 300 million searches using various search engines, the World Watch Report 2009, published by IC-Agency, ranks Europe as the number-one market for watches, followed by the United States.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009
4 min read
Cartier store in London at 175-176 New Bond Street © Cartier
Economy
Cartier in London

The first Cartier store to open in London was a modest one at 4 New Burlington Street in Mayfair in 1902. In 1909, under the direction of 22-year-old Jacques, grandson of company founder Louis François Cartier, it moved to splendid retail premises at nearby 175-176 New Bond Street.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Michael Balfour
5 min read
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Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot CEO © Hublot
News
Hublot tackles counterfeiting in its own backyard

Hublot has joined forces with WISeKey to provide its customers with a means of authenticating their timepieces online, by giving each of their watches a unique "ID card." Counterfeiters be warned.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
3 min read
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Ananta Spring Drive Chronograph © Seiko
New Models
Seiko's answer to the crisis: Ananta, the Japanese sword watch

For the first time ever, the Japanese watchmaker is launching a high-end collection on international markets, featuring two new in-house movements and its famous Spring Drive technology. Ananta is intended as a showcase for the brand's expertise.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
5 min read
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Philippe Stern, President, and Thierry Stern, Vice President, of Patek Philippe © Patek Philippe
Economy
Patek Philippe creates its own Seal

The renowned Genevan Fine Watch brand goes beyond criteria for the Geneva Seal and aspires to give its customers a complete guarantee of quality.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Florence Noël
3 min read
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