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Technologies

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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Timekeeping during speed skating competitions
Economy
Omega's technology on show at PyeongChang

These 28th Olympics point to the future of the Games, as Omega rolls out new technologies. They include sensors that enable each athlete to analyse his or her performance in real time.

Thursday, 08 February 2018
2 min read
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Nano Foudroyante EWT © Greubel Forsey
New Models
A mechanical breakthrough from Greubel Forsey

Continuing its research into nano-energy, the brand has announced the first Nano Foudroyante EWT with a power reserve of 180 days.

Monday, 18 December 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
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Zenith Defy Lab
News
Zenith "defies" the laws of precision mechanics

We take an inside look at Zenith's new oscillator, placed inside the Defy Lab which is billed as "the world's most accurate mechanical watch". A development set to revolutionise the watch industry and put the brand with the star back into the firmament.

Thursday, 21 September 2017
4 min read
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TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45
Connoisseur of watches
Smart or not smart, that is the question

Manufacturers are at pains to incorporate features of a mechanical watch in their smartwatches, including analog displays and even movements. These hybrid products raise the question of what defines a wristwatch today?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Luc Debraine
5 min read
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