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Photo 5 - De Bethune DB Kind of Two Tourbillon
Independents Day

A whirlwind weekend in Geneva of auction sales, Only Watch and the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève has confirmed the rise and rise of independent watchmakers.

Thursday, 18 November 2021
7 min read
Photo 4 - Bremont Limited Edition Longitude
Bremont revives the soul of British watchmaking

Bremont has become the first watchmaker since the 1970s to industrially manufacture a movement on British soil. The ENG300 “tractor” calibre is built off the K1 by Swiss company THE+.

Thursday, 04 November 2021
5 min read
Vacheron Constantin Les-Cabinotiers Sonnerie Westminster - Hommage à Johannes Vermeer (8)
From Vacheron Constantin, a collector’s dream

The Genevan Manufacture presents Les Cabinotiers Westminster Sonnerie – Tribute to Johannes Vermeer, a pocket watch that was eight years in the making. Despite its apparent simplicity, this is a masterful achievement as much for the complexity of its grande sonnerie mechanism as for the remarkable hand-executed decoration.

Thursday, 07 October 2021
5 min read
Jaeger-LeCoultre Galerie du Patrimoine
A day with Jaeger-LeCoultre

The “Grande Maison” is reaching out to customers through a series of original experiences hosted at the Manufacture. Collectively titled “Atelier d’Antoine”*, these tours and workshops take visitors to the heart of Haute Horlogerie.

Thursday, 30 September 2021
5 min read
Mechanical watchmaking gets a boost from UNESCO

UNESCO’s inscription of mechanical watchmaking and art mechanics on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was a victory for those involved. Six months on, as the groundwork for future action is prepared, in Sainte-Croix initiatives are already well under way.

Monday, 12 July 2021
7 min read
Watches and Culture a new impetus for the cultural activities of the FHH

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is continuing its transformation with the creation of the Watches and Culture Division, whose aim is to make watchmaking culture shine out around the world.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021
The FHH Journal editors
3 min read
Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay climbing Mount Everest in 1953
In peak condition

Apart from brands such as Alpina or Montblanc that have a name to live up to, few watchmakers are convinced of the commercial potential of mountains. Which leaves Rolex with a clear route to the top.

Monday, 21 June 2021
6 min read
Lot 8, Daytona Ultimatum - auction May 12, 2018 - Aurel Bacs on the rostrum
At Phillips, watch auctions are a fine art

With online activity that perfectly complements its calendar of in-person sales, Phillips Watches Department takes the best of both worlds. Arthur Touchot, the auction house’s head of digital strategy, says more.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021
4 min read
Regulating organs

All about the incredible invention of escapement

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