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Craftmanship

Les Cabinotiers Panda Sauvage © Vacheron Constantin
Watches & Wonders
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers watches touring America

At the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami event that took place mid-February, in-the-know collectors had a very rare opportunity to see the 20 new and unique Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers watches that are touring America.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019
5 min read
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Luminor Sealand 44mm © Panerai
Culture
A pig on the dial

With 12 different animal symbols, the Chinese zodiac is an amusing as well as exotic theme for animal-loving watch collectors – and not only from China.

Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Shining Zhu
4 min read
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Métiers d’art, Les Cabinotiers © Vacheron Constantin
New Models
Vacheron Constantin "goes wild"

A union of expertise in watchmaking and the métiers d'art, this series of unique pieces by the Les Cabinotiers department at Vacheron Constantin portrays wild animals in stunning detail.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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The great beauties from Chinese antiquity © Blancpain
New Models
The great beauties from Chinese antiquity inspire Blancpain

On the theme of the great beauties of ancient China, Blancpain has produced a series of four Métiers d'Art watches that reflect its expertise in manual decoration.

Monday, 17 December 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Arceau Cavales, Hermès Red dial © Hermès
New Models
Hermès puts leather marquetry centre-stage

Hermès reprises the theme of animal motifs on the Arceau Cavales and the Slim d'Hermès Les Zèbres de Tanzanie. The horse heads and the zebras are crafted in meticulous leather marquetry. Both watches, in white gold, are made as limited editions.

Thursday, 29 November 2018
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
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The new Omega factory in Biel
Economy
How the digital revolution will impact watchmaking jobs

As Industry 4.0 continues to develop, new professions will appear but there will still be a place for rare crafts. Businesses will have to take lucid decisions about where to make cuts in the workforce.

Monday, 02 July 2018
Fanny Nicolet
5 min read
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The limited-edition Parmigiani Fleurier Kalparisma Nova Galaxy, set with aventurine and diamonds, with the automatic Caliber PF332
Connoisseur of watches
Adventures in Aventurine: the arcane origins of the sparkliest dial

Usually very rare, dials set with aventurine, the sparkly blue mineral with flecks of gold running through it, were as ubiquitous as tourbillons at the 2018 SIHH. An opportunity to question ourselves on the nature of this precious material: natural or manufactured?

Tuesday, 06 February 2018
4 min read
5
Métiers d'Art Les Aérostiers © Johann Sauty/Vacheron Constantin
New Models
Up, up and away with Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin's Les Métiers d’Art Les Aérostiers collection is a tribute to the adventurers who, at the end of the eighteenth century, dared to defy the laws of gravity. Copied from historic drawings, the dials beautifully render five hot-air balloons that took to the skies in France between 1783 and 1785.

Friday, 26 January 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Complications Poétiques Lady Arpels Planétarium © Van Cleef & Arpels
SIHH
Look, no hands!

Should we really be asking what time we have on our wrist? With so many devices to keep us punctual, the luxury watch becomes an ideal canvas for expressing a different vision of time. As well as exceptional mechanisms, SIHH is also the backdrop for poetry, philosophy, even provocation.

Friday, 26 January 2018
4 min read
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