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SIHH 2019
SIHH
SIHH makes its biggest change ever

For its 30th edition, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie becomes Watches & Wonders Geneva. Introducing a new format, new dates and new audiences, this original concept includes In the City programming, in association with the City and the Canton of Geneva.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019
4 min read
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The Breitling Aviator 8 Mosquito Night Flight bears the red and orange accents of the roundels and markings on the fuselage of the De Havilland Mosquito aircraft.
News
Breitling’s dive into surfer-dude culture

On the road with CEO Georges Kern, Breitling stopped off in California to meet champion surfer Kelly Slater. While there, the brand had plenty of new releases to show, with the Aviator 8 Mosquito, a revisited Avenger line and a new range of straps in Econyl, a yarn made from recycled fishing nets.

Tuesday, 08 October 2019
5 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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GemGenève 2019
Events
GemGenève goes from strength to strength

During the month of May, at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and a handful of other auction houses, Geneva becomes the centre of the world for antique and modern jewellery, exceptional coloured gems and extraordinary diamonds. Also in May, and for the second consecutive year, GemGenève opened at Palexpo, adding further sparkle to the city's image.

Friday, 17 May 2019
Catherine De Vincenti
6 min read
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piazza-navona
Point of View
A tale of rivers and watch fairs

Any stroll through the wonderful city of Rome always takes me to Piazza Navona to admire the magnificent Fountain of the Four Rivers, designed by Bernini in the mid-1600s. This allegory of the world as it was then known, with its sculptures representing rivers, has often put me in mind of another hydrographic specificity, this one a little further north.

Thursday, 09 May 2019
3 min read
Fernando Mastrangelo, artist
News
A new Audemars Piguet lounge at Art Basel

At the recent Art Basel Hong Kong, Audemars Piguet hosted a new lounge concept by Brooklyn-based artist and designer Fernando Mastrangelo, inspired by the Swiss Jura, the home of Fine Watchmaking. This calming space will be part of the three editions of Art Basel 2019.

Thursday, 18 April 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Nautilus Lady Automatic Ref. 7118 1R © Patek Philippe
Baselworld
Ten ladies' watches from Baselworld

Exhibitors at Baselworld remembered that women watch buyers aren't to be overlooked. Even so, only a few made a noticeable effort to introduce originality into collections, resulting in a rather predictable crop of new releases overall.

Wednesday, 03 April 2019
4 min read
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Defy El Primero 21 Carbon © Zenith
Baselworld
Tempo majestuoso for the chrono

Watchmaking has many registers and so does the chronograph. Performance-focused or a lesson in elegance, innovative or traditional, a record-breaker or a design delight, chronographs were all over Baselworld 2019.

Monday, 01 April 2019
4 min read
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© Volkswagen
Events
Watchmakers absent from the Geneva Motor Show

The numbers speak for themselves: 15 automakers have stayed away from the 89th Geneva Motor Show (March 7-17), including Volvo, Land Rover, Opel and Abarth. Watchmakers too are conspicuous by their absence. The mechanical emulation that used to be part of the show's charm no longer keeps the dream alive. At least not on the floor.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019
5 min read
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