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Élégante by F.P. Journe platinium © F.P. Journe
New Models
Élégante, F.P. Journe's electro-mechanical ladies' watch

Unveiled at SIHH, Elégante by F.P. Journe uses a motion detector to put this electro-mechanical watch in standby mode, thereby ensuring a minimum autonomy of 8 years.

Thursday, 15 February 2018
The HH Journal editors
2 min read
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Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometer FB 1R.6-1 © Ferdinand Berthoud
New Models
Ferdinand Berthoud chooses a regulator display for its second watch

This second piece from Ferdinand Berthoud follows on from the Chronomètre FB1 in its different versions. This new watch immediately stands out for the regulator-style display that shows hours, minutes and seconds on three separate counters.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Aquanaut 5168G © Patek Philippe
Economy
2017 in watchmaking: innovation and creativity

A look back at 2017 as we train the spotlight on a revolutionary oscillator and some remarkable achievements in materials, astronomical complications and artistic creations. Not forgetting some milestone anniversaries.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018
5 min read
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Altiplano Ultimate Automatic © Piaget
New Models
Piaget sets a new record for thinness

Three years after the launch of the slimmest manual-winding watch at that time, Piaget is breaking a new record in 2018 with the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic, a new timepiece with a mere 4.30 mm thickness.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
2017 in watchmaking: the Chinese dragon roars again

A two-year slump in exports to Hong Kong has been cited as one of the main reasons for the difficulties that have dogged the Swiss watch sector in the aftermath of the strong franc. Is China to blame? If it is, the country is certainly making amends.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018
4 min read
Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Tourbillon Edition “150 Years” © IWC
New Models
A perpetual calendar tourbillon from IWC

IWC Schaffhausen is turning 150 this year. To celebrate this milestone, the company is set to unveil a special Jubilee collection at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva comprising a total of 27 limited-edition models from the Portugieser, Portofino, Pilot’s Watches and Da Vinci families.

Monday, 08 January 2018
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Economy
2017 in watchmaking: a new generation takes control

It will have escaped no-one's notice that a new generation took over at the head of several leading watch firms last year, as digital's growing momentum demands a fresh perspective.

Monday, 08 January 2018
3 min read
Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph in stainless steel © Audemars Piguet
New Models
Audemars Piguet – An athlete in its prime

In 2018, Audemars Piguet celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, which first launched in 1993. For its pre-SIHH event, the Swiss watchmaker presents three new versions of the iconic sports watch: a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, as well as a new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a contemporary dial design developed in two versions.

Friday, 05 January 2018
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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