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2019 New York Game Changer Watches Auction
News
Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master sold for $1.95 million

After over 20 minutes of bidding from collectors across 3 continents, underscoring the enduring legacy of the most iconic actor of the 20th century, Marlon Brando’s Rolex GMT-Master reference 1675 sold for $1,952,000.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Brexit-cover
Economy
How Brexit is impacting watch sales

Concerns over trade in a post-Brexit Britain haven't prevented the UK market from performing well these past months, aided by sterling's weakness. As the country heads towards its latest deadline, watch brands are making sure they are prepared for every outcome, including a no-deal scenario.

Monday, 09 December 2019
Fanny Nicolet
3 min read
Rolex GMT Master-II, Breitling 765 CP,
Events
Determining The Value Of A Timepiece

To mark the second breakfast meeting held at the Bucherer Gallery in Geneva under the auspices of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, a new group of enthusiasts gathered to debate the concept of value in the current watchmaking scene. Once again, the lessons learned were many and varied.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019
Benjamin Teisseire / Watchonista
5 min read
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© Pierre Vogel
Events
Collector’s Breakfast: Watchonista Partners With Bucherer And The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie On A Unique Concept

Last week saw the launch of a new Watchonista event concept in collaboration with Bucherer Geneva and with the participation of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie. A rewarding association and the first gathering in an event that looks all set to become a firm staple in the watchmaking calendar.

Thursday, 14 November 2019
Benjamin Teisseire / Watchonista
8 min read
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Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A © Patek Philippe
Events
A Patek Philippe sets a world record at CHF 31 million

Under the hammer at Christie's on November 9th for Only Watch, the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A sold for CHF 31 million, setting a new record for any category of watch.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019
3 min read
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Antoine de Macedo, owner of two watch boutiques in Paris.
Culture
Pre-owned watches, Antoine de Macedo’s way

Last year Richemont announced its acquisition of Watchfinder.com, sealing its entry into the pre-owned market. More recently, the multi-brand Bucherer store in Geneva opened a fourth-floor Gallery dedicated to the buying and selling of vintage watches. And Antoine de Macedo in Paris? He has been buying, selling and servicing high-end pre-owned watches for 33 years.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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China Customs
Economy
The high price of evading import duty in China

Three months ago, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin were two of the hottest searches on Weibo: not for their watches, but because of customers' attempts to avoid import duty.

Monday, 21 October 2019
Shining Zhu
4 min read
5
Balance wheel with silicon hairspring © Firehouse Horology
Connoisseur of watches
Why engineers are leading the battle of the balance spring

When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.

Monday, 14 October 2019
4 min read
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The original Monaco from 1969 was considered too unconventional for the era.
Trend Forecaster
A little piece of Elvis, Paul or Jackie on your wrist…

With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.

Friday, 11 October 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
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