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Articles on the subject: Beginner's Guide

A choice of different shapes, sizes and colours of Products by MB-Microtec
Beginner's Guide
Luminous tubes for watch faces

The enormous advantage of the luminous elements developed by MB-Microtech lies in their continuous luminosity that does not need any activation, whereas SuperLuminova-coated watch hands only remain luminous for several hours after having been exposed to light.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018
3 min read
Built in 2002, the factory in La Combe, on the edge of Le Lieu, is where components are made, with the exception of gears and pinions which are produced in Arch, in the canton of Bern.
Beginner's Guide
Dubois Dépraz invests heavily

Already with two sites in the village of Le Lieu and a third in Arch, this specialist in additional mechanisms recently moved into new premises in Les Charbonnières, in La Vallée de Joux. This bricks-and-mortar expansion has been matched by a CHF 4 million investment in equipment. At stake: the market for pre-assembled components.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018
5 min read
Beginner's Guide
IWC moves into a CHF 42 million Manufacture

Opened at end August, the new 13,500 square-metre production facility is designed to optimise the entire manufacturing process. There is also a special circuit for visitors who can witness every stage in production.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018
4 min read
The Grand Récital's hemisphere is miniature-painted by hand using a singular technique that incorporates a luminescent substance. © marcgysinphoto
Beginner's Guide
Bovet 1822: almost 20 years of determination rewarded

Owned since 2001 by Pascal Raffy, Bovet 1822 is joining the historic Maisons exhibiting at Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie as from 2019. This comes as just recognition for the entrepreneur, who has made every investment to rebuild Bovet as a full-fledged manufacture.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018
5 min read
Silver Skull Art © Speake-Marin
Beginner's Guide
Made to order by Speake-Marin's Cabinet des Mystères

Customisation, even made-to-measure, is all the rage. Speake-Marin's Cabinet des Mystères has the necessary resources to produce, in-house and on demand, one-of-a-kind timepieces and limited editions.

Friday, 29 June 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Soon to double its 3,000 m2, ProART in Les Breuleux is Richard Mille's biggest production unit.
Beginner's Guide
Richard Mille's production quartet

Richard Mille, together with friend and business partner Dominique Guénat, has built up a small industrial empire of four companies and a 150-strong workforce in Les Breuleux, where the brand's watches are made amidst beautiful Swiss countryside.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018
4 min read
the attic
Beginner's Guide
A chance to go behind the curtain at Zenith

Watch enthusiasts who are curious to learn more about the inner workings of a Manufacture can sign up for a tour of Zenith. The Neuchâtel Tourism Board has chosen the brand as part of its initiatives to promote Swiss watchmaking expertise.

Monday, 07 May 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
The 1858 Pocket Watch Limited Edition transforms into a compass. It carries on from the watches that Minerva was making in the 1930s for military and mountaineering use.
Beginner's Guide
Minerva's heritage will become the essence of Montblanc

Managing Director of Montblanc's Watch Division since 2015, Davide Cerrato doesn't want to dissolve Minerva within the brand but to instil its values. A strategy that has already made its mark in the TimeWalker collection.

Wednesday, 02 May 2018
5 min read
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