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Artisan-creator

David Candaux with Daniel Candaux, his father and partner for D.Candaux watches.
Beginner's Guide
David Candaux, a rare talent

It's not every day you meet a mountain-climbing, free-diving, Alpine-horn-loving watchmaker. David Candaux carries on not just a family tradition but that of the region he calls home, giving a fresh twist to the heritage that runs through Vallée de Joux. Introducing the newest member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI).

Friday, 20 September 2019
7 min read
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Cloisonne © RGM
Culture
A new era of American watchmaking

A century ago, America was a major player in the watch industry, yet despite being one of the first countries to spearhead new technologies, it could not keep up through the shift from pocket watches to wristwatches. However, in the past twenty-five years, there has been a resurgence in the U.S. that might just mark a new era of American watchmaking.

Monday, 17 June 2019
Cait Bazemore
7 min read
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Manufacture © Konstantin Chaykin
Culture
Konstantin Chaykin, the conqueror

Konstantin Chaykin has earned the respect of the watchmaking community for his complex creations, ranging from "religious" timepieces to the offbeat Joker watch, effectively putting contemporary Russian watchmaking back on the map. Interview.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019
6 min read
Rotor handle © F.P.Journe
Events
François-Paul Journe: inventive and independent, with a heart of gold

Last December, François-Paul Journe was in Paris to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the F.P. Journe boutique. He was visibly pleased to be among friends, including some of his very first customers.

Thursday, 31 January 2019
Victoria Townsend
6 min read
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UR-111C © Urwerk
New Models
Independents are the spice of horological life

For the fourth consecutive year, Carré des Horlogers welcomed a panel of brands representing "new watchmaking", the majority of which are intent on shaking up old habits and traditions.

Monday, 21 January 2019
5 min read
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Horological Machine N°9 Road Edition © MB&F
New Models
MB&F's HM9 puts aerodynamics on the wrist

It has the contours of a de Havilland Venom, the body of a Buick Streamliner. The newly revealed Horological Machine N°9 by MB&F shares the dynamic silhouette of mid-century cars and planes.

Monday, 24 September 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Dominique Renaud and Luiggino Torrigiani © Timm Delfs
History & Masterpieces
Watchmaking pioneer Dominique Renaud is back (II)

After several years away, Dominique Renaud, co-founder of Renaud & Papi, has returned to Switzerland with an exciting mechanical movement in his luggage. So what exactly is the DR01 Twelve First?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
5 min read
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Dominique Renaud © Dominique Renaud SA - Gianni Comporota & Stéphane Mocan
History & Masterpieces
Watchmaking pioneer Dominique Renaud is back (I)

After several years away, Dominique Renaud, co-founder of Renaud & Papi, has returned to Switzerland with an exciting mechanical movement in his luggage. But who exactly is Dominique Renaud?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
3 min read
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Philippe Dufour
News
Philippe Dufour, simplicity itself

A child of La Vallée de Joux and father of the legendary Simplicity, Philippe Dufour is considered a superstar by collectors the world over. Trails of pipe smoke, the gentle churning of antique machines, and scrupulous hand-finishing constitute the well-oiled mechanics of the master watchmaker's days. We met him at his workshop, on the ground floor of the old schoolhouse in Le Solliat.

Thursday, 27 July 2017
6 min read
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