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The Fifth Element © MB&F / L'Epée 1839
For your next intergalactic voyage: a weather station by MB&F and L'Epée 1839

For their latest collaboration, MB&F and L'Epée give us... an intergalactic weather station named The Fifth Element. It comprises a clock, a barometer, a hygrograph and a thermometer (as detachable pods) within a mothership, flown by an alien.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
DB28 Steel Wheels © De Bethune
New training in artistic mechanics at Sainte-Croix

Denis Flageollet, the man behind De Bethune, automaton-maker François Junod and Nicolas Court, creator of mechanical objects, are launching a course in artistic mechanics in Sainte-Croix, with the aim of helping to maintain the region's unique expertise.

Thursday, 15 March 2018
4 min read
Trend Forecaster
Talk about... pop culture

Whether for geek appeal or to channel the inner kidult, fine watchmaking is finding pop culture's iconic characters impossible to resist. Mickey Mouse, Spiderman, James Bond, Hulk and company have taken over our dials. But are these childhood heroes built to last?

Wednesday, 14 March 2018
4 min read
SIHH 2018: 12 standout watches from the Carré des Horlogers

What's new in the Carré des Horlogers? How about magnificent guillochage, splendid complications, a hefty dose of innovation and some not-what-you-expected designs. "Carré" may be French for square, these contemporary brands have no trouble thinking outside the box.

Friday, 19 January 2018
4 min read
New Models
A "floating" Legacy Machine at MB&F

For its latest Legacy Machine, MB&F plays around with how the classic escapement is built. The result is a balance that appears to float above the dial, seemingly disconnected from any source of power.

Thursday, 18 January 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Complications make themselves useful at SIHH

Brands are pacing themselves with sensible, classic, useful complications. And when they do move it up a gear, tourbillons and chronographs ensure they play safe.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018
4 min read
Aquanaut 5168G © Patek Philippe
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
SIHH 2017 Kari Voutilainen Vingt-8 Iso
Trend Forecaster
5 Most Instagrammed Watches at #SalonQP

As ever, many watches made their début at SalonQP. Which ones garnered the most attention? We had a look online to see what the top five most Instagrammed watches were.

Friday, 15 December 2017
4 min read
Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt © MB&F
History & Masterpieces
Ten years of watch design at the Grand Prix de Genève

Between 2002 and 2011, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) singled out the year's best design. The winning timepieces are an eloquent reminder of the trends unfolding in a not-so-distant era.

Thursday, 07 December 2017
7 min read
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