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Blancpain - Celia Kujala shortlisted Community Choice Award 2020
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
The Manufacture De Bethune in l'Auberson, Sainte-Croix (Canton of Vaud, Switzerland) © De Bethune
De Bethune takes watchmaking to a new dimension

De Bethune's two founders share a passion for technical innovation and use science to create timepieces that are also masterpieces.

Friday, 20 June 2008
Florence Noël
4 min read
FC Bayern Munich's Executive Board Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and EBEL CEO Thomas van der Kallen
Football and watches: Not a matter of life or death but much more important

“Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that” are famous and very true words spoken by Bill Shankly, the legendary and successful Liverpool coach during the Seventies.

Friday, 20 June 2008
Lex Stolk
5 min read
EURO 08 Chronometer specially designed by Hublot for referees officiating at the Euro 2008 © Hublot
When Beauty kisses the Beast

Football has won new supporters among some brands but is struggling to seduce the Fine Watch sector.

Friday, 20 June 2008
Katja Schaer
5 min read
Patek Philippe Advanced Research, réf. 5450 © Patek Philippe
Silinvar®, Spiromax® and other Patek Philippe Pulsomax®

It has been six years since Patek Philippe started to study the possibilities of the application of silicon in watchmaking techniques.

Thursday, 19 June 2008
2 min read
Point of View
Meeting the industry at the Société Suisse de Chronométrie

With its 1,100 members, the Société Suisse de Chronométrie is the branch's largest professional association alongside the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Its purpose is to promote technical and scientific knowledge in the sector. Christophe Roulet met its President, Zian Kighelman.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
5 min read
Vintage 1945 © Girard-Perregaux
New Models
Looking back in wonder

Visitors to the IWC stand at the 2008 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie couldn't help but fall for the deliciously nostalgic charm of its decor, a quiet reminiscence of the different eras that were marked by the brand's milestone models, such as the Pilot, Portugaise or Ingenieur watches. Six models in all are honoured in the Vintage collection, launched to commemorate the Schaffhausen Manufacture's 140th jubilee (see box).

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
5 min read

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