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TimberTex straps © IWC
Trend Forecaster
Watch straps go vegan

Consumer demand for sustainability has sent brands in search of alternatives to animal leather. This includes watchmakers, which are introducing straps in plant-based biomaterials.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021
3 min read
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SW Steel-Ceramic © Jaquet Droz
New Models
SW Steel-Ceramic, Jaquet Droz goes red

Combining modern materials and a sophisticated design, the new SW embodies Jaquet Droz's watchmaking expertise in a powerful and versatile watch.

Friday, 15 January 2021
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Diver Net © Ulysse Nardin
Lifestyle
Can a luxury watch be sustainable?

The end of the tunnel could be in sight for the eco-conscious luxury watch. Slowly but surely, brands are beginning to produce timepieces that incorporate ethically sourced, recycled or upcycled materials. The story so far…

Friday, 13 November 2020
6 min read
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Mine interior in Coodmilla Cooperative Gaelle Tavernier © César Nigrinis
Economy
Artisanal gold mining, a blessing in disguise

Small-scale and artisanal mines have a crucial role in improving the lives of local communities but are also a target for organised crime, which makes them a controversial topic at the heart of the gold supply chain. This third and final article in the series looks at the challenges facing the informal mining sector as debated at the recent Basel Gold Day.

Monday, 09 November 2020
6 min read
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Fairmined Gold Foundry
Economy
Gold refiner, a high-risk profession

Gold refiners were in the hot seat this summer, accused of inadequately controlling the origin of the gold they refine. This was one of the subjects up for discussion at Basel Gold Day, organised by Mark Pieth. Part two.

Monday, 02 November 2020
6 min read
gold-and-diamonds-cover
Economy
Is "clean" tomorrow's gold standard?

Reports confirm that younger generations are the most sensitive to sustainable development, which includes issues surrounding gold mining. What impact does this have in the field? The recent Basel Gold Day workshop, led by Mark Pieth, put the question on the table, starting with the role of the consumer.

Monday, 26 October 2020
5 min read
“Within” by Benjamin Millepied
Trend Forecaster
Art and sport meet at Richard Mille

Innovations come thick and fast at Richard Mille. After the RM 72-01, the brand's first in-house chronograph with a patented mechanism, featured in a film by choreographer Benjamin Millepied and composer Thomas Roussel, all eyes are on the RM 27-04. This tourbillon with a world-first construction celebrates the 10th anniversary of the brand's partnership with tennis legend Rafael Nadal.

Wednesday, 14 October 2020
5 min read
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Classic Fusion 40th Anniversary © Hublot
New Models
Hublot turns 40 with the 1980 Classic Original

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, Hublot is re-issuing the 1980 Classic Original, the first watch to combine gold and rubber that lay the foundations for the brand’s signature Art of Fusion.

Wednesday, 30 September 2020
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Submersible Goldtech™ Orocarbo 44mm © Panerai
New Models
Dive in style with the new Panerai Submersible

Panerai continues its pursuit of novel applications for materials with the introduction of an unusual combination in the Submersible family.

Friday, 25 September 2020
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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