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Panerai boutique in Zürich
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Panerai moves into Zurich

The Florentine brand has opened its first store in Zurich (with A. Lange & Söhne) at 25 Bahnhofstrasse, and celebrates the event with a special edition of the Luminor Due.

Monday, 12 August 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
Les Ambassadeurs, Zurich boutique
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Les Ambassadeurs joins the pre-owned market

Les Ambassadeurs, one of Switzerland's leading retailers with stores in five Swiss cities, has launched a new service in its boutiques for customers wishing to buy and sell pre-owned watches. All the watches on sale are certified and come with a 15-month guarantee. Customers can also put an existing timepiece towards a new purchase. Interview.

Thursday, 04 July 2019
5 min read
Omega factory (storage center), Bienne © Omega
Swatch Group innovates with Time to Move

After slamming the door on Baselworld, Swatch Group had to come up with an alternative way to present its new releases to the press. The solution, the Time to Move roadshow, was the opportunity for the world's biggest watch group to flex its industrial muscle.

Monday, 20 May 2019
4 min read
Les Ambassadeurs, Zurich
WatchBox partners with Les Ambassadeurs

WatchBox's service to buy, sell or trade certified pre-owned luxury watches is now available via Les Ambassadeurs. The retailer's stores in Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne and Lugano join WatchBox's network of authorised dealers.

Monday, 29 April 2019
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
The south-facing buildings have a garden on one side and a wide street on the other, allowing light to flood into the workshops.
Two Swiss towns celebrate 10 years as UNESCO Heritage Sites

In 2009, La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle were declared world heritage sites for their unique urban planning, designed to facilitate watch production. Giving extra cause to celebrate, a request has been made to add mechanical watchmaking to the UNESCO list of intangible world heritage.

Thursday, 25 April 2019
5 min read
"Fine Watchmaking also means playing as a team"

Fairs, training and a new headquarters for the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in the centre of Geneva... chairwoman and managing director, Fabienne Lupo, talks about the FHH's projects and its role in the watchmaking world.

Thursday, 06 December 2018
7 min read
Audemars Piguet laid the first stone for the new Manufacture at the Saignoles industrial zone in Le Locle, Neuchâtel
Audemars Piguet to build a new Manufacture

Following on from its new Museum and Hôtel des Horlogers, currently under construction in Le Brassus, Vallée-de-Joux, Audemars Piguet has launched a third building project. Earlier this month, the company's directors laid the first stone for the new Manufacture at the Saignoles industrial zone in Le Locle, Neuchâtel.

Thursday, 15 November 2018
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
GPHG - Presentation at the Museum of Art and History of Geneva © Miguel Bueno
Art, design and the 2018 GPHG finalists

The 72 watches in the running for the 2018 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, to be announced this Friday November 9th, are on show at Geneva's Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in a context of art and design. The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is one of the contributors.

Friday, 09 November 2018
3 min read
The Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Concept measures a mere 2 mm high, a world record for a complete watch. The caseback doubles as the plate.
How to give a watch emotional appeal

Transforming a piece of cold mechanics into a desirable object is an increasingly sophisticated art that calls on advanced technologies and innovative strategies. The Société Suisse de Chronométrie's recent symposium offered a number of interesting examples of what can be done.

Wednesday, 19 September 2018
6 min read
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