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Articles on the subject: Beginner's Guide

The winding/setting block in Calibre OM10 is separated from the plate.
Beginner's Guide
Openmovement aims to revitalise watchmaking

An open-source movement is under development in Switzerland. A first in the watch industry, technical drawings will be made available to users whose modifications and improvements will then benefit others.

Wednesday, 04 March 2020
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Le nouveau siège de Swatch, à Bienne, ressemble à une queue de serpent.
Beginner's Guide
Swatch breaks the mould with its new HQ

Not known for architectural swagger, Swatch Group has cut the ribbon on the new Swatch headquarters. The snake-like building is like nothing ever seen before in the branch. For Nick Hayek, it's about sparking the emotions and arousing curiosity.

Thursday, 10 October 2019
4 min read
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
6 min read
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