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Articles on the subject: Beginner's Guide

© Salanitro
Beginner's Guide
Salanitro, partner to Haute Horlogerie

For three decades, the Geneva-based firm has been supplying the leading fine watch brands, with an unerring flair for the directions the industry is taking. It is also a longstanding advocate of ethical practices and sustainable development. Portrait of a company and the man behind it.

Thursday, 29 August 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
7 min read
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture is located in LeSentier, Switzerland, and is a combination of original buildings and newer areas.
Beginner's Guide
Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s esteemed Manufacture

Recently, I had the distinct privilege of touring the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture in Le Sentier. For an entire day, I was immersed in the culture of the brand, spending time in each of the company’s intensely sophisticated departments. Take a look behind the scenes with me.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019
5 min read
Greubel Forsey's atelier
Beginner's Guide
Greubel Forsey: measuring time without counting time

Greubel Forsey doesn't make watches. It crafts timepieces which, one by one, rebuild the expertise that fell by the wayside of the quartz crisis. We visited the brand in Le Crêt-du-Locle.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
5 min read
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
Our selection

10 luxury watches under €5,000

Friday, 14 June 2019
6 min read
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