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HM9 Air Edition (2018 version) – Case designed in 2018 © MB&F
Trend Forecaster
On the difficulties of case design

Over the past decades, luxury brands, jewellers, passionate entrepreneurs and independent creators have entered the watchmaking world where they have distinguished themselves with truly original case designs.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019
6 min read
Trend Forecaster
The bare bones of Fine Watchmaking

Once an exercise in style intended to leave only the pith and marrow of an existing movement, skeletonization has expanded its territory to include complicated calibres as well as the mechanical movements in women's watches. A virtuoso illustration that less truly can be more.

Thursday, 07 June 2018
6 min read
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
Hermès leather workshop
Beginner's Guide
Hermès turns leather into gold

Originally a saddlemaker, Hermès prolongs this expertise within its watchmaking division with some of the finest leather straps in the business. The heart of this activity is in Biel, where La Montre Hermès opened in 1978.

Thursday, 01 June 2017
4 min read
Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire
New Models
Hublot – Colour me sapphire

After proving its capacity to machine sapphire cases on a large scale, Hublot adds colour. Blue or red, the Big Bang Unico Sapphire is a shade above!

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Bulgari Octo Tourbillon Saphir
Bulgari – Nothing to hide

All is revealed with the Octo Tourbillon Sapphire, which sheds light on the mechanical complexity of its movement. A spectacular new interpretation of the octagon's pure form.

Thursday, 30 March 2017
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
Christophe Claret X-TREM - 1 - StingHD
New Models
Christophe Claret – From here to eternity

The Le Locle watchmaker returns to its best-seller for an 8-piece limited edition with black PVD titanium case, a skull on the tourbillon carriage, and a choice of stingray or personalised strap. Introducing the X-TREM-1 – StingHD prior to Baselworld.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
Beginner's Guide
Dimier 1738, a manufacturing gem

When Pascal Raffy acquired Dimier 1738, five years after Bovet, he put his hands on a movement manufacturer that could meet his demanding vision of watchmaking.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
5 min read
SIHH 2017 Audemars Piguet Diamond Outrage
New Models

Ingenious or extravagant, brands unleash their creativity to equip their timepieces with straps whose technical and aesthetic prowess has nothing to envy that of the movement. A closer look at recent innovations and what's new this year.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017
5 min read
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