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Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (2)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part two: from electromechanical watches to smartwatches.

Wednesday, 23 October 2019
4 min read
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FreakLab calibre UN-210 © Ulysse Nardin
Trend Forecaster
How watchmakers are resisting magnetism

Exposure to magnetic fields isn't without consequence on a mechanical watch's proper functioning. After early attempts to resolve the problem, recent innovations are delivering promising results. Demagnetising tools are also benefiting from new developments.

Monday, 23 September 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
7 min read
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Many quartz calibers © Vincent Daveau
Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (1)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
7 min read
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Machine manufacturers drew the crowds at EPHJ, which ran until June 21st.
Economy
The watch segment spooked by Industry 4.0

Cobots – collaborative robots – are the latest craze in industry, and the watchmaking sector has still to warm to the idea of data collection. These are the two main takeaways from the 18th EPHJ fair.

Monday, 01 July 2019
5 min read
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Balance with silicon hairspring
Connoisseur of watches
Silicon balance springs Made in America

Can a U.S.-made silicon balance spring jumpstart the country’s watch manufacturing industry?

Wednesday, 19 June 2019
4 min read
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A touch interface, à la Minority Report, takes users through Vacheron Constantin's archives © Raphael Faux
SIHH
SIHH 2019: behind the scenes of innovation at the LAB

The LAB was one of the major new features at SIHH 2019, which just ended, and probably one of the biggest attractions, with demonstrations of the research that will take watchmaking into the future. Here are just some of them.

Tuesday, 22 January 2019
4 min read
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Skull 48.8 grenn © HYT
New Models
A memento mori with HYT's Skull 48.8

This HYT watch is a bold reminder that time is passing by with its skull in three colours, each with a titanium case.

Friday, 30 November 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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A choice of different shapes, sizes and colours of Products by MB-Microtec
Beginner's Guide
Luminous tubes for watch faces

The enormous advantage of the luminous elements developed by MB-Microtech lies in their continuous luminosity that does not need any activation, whereas SuperLuminova-coated watch hands only remain luminous for several hours after having been exposed to light.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018
3 min read
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Automated storage area of the new Omega factory in Biel
Economy
Smart data is the key to customization

Watch brands are using smart data to give the market exactly what it wants. Customization is one of the services to benefit from this.

Monday, 25 June 2018
Fanny Nicolet
4 min read
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