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Philippe Dufour
Philippe Dufour, simplicity itself

A child of La Vallée de Joux and father of the legendary Simplicity, Philippe Dufour is considered a superstar by collectors the world over. Trails of pipe smoke, the gentle churning of antique machines, and scrupulous hand-finishing constitute the well-oiled mechanics of the master watchmaker's days. We met him at his workshop, on the ground floor of the old schoolhouse in Le Solliat.

Thursday, 27 July 2017
6 min read
New Models
Watchmaking blooms at Chanel with Calibre 2

Chanel's watch division celebrates its thirtieth anniversary by equipping the Première Camélia Skeleton with a second in-house movement. Designed in the shape of Gabrielle Chanel's favourite flower, the camellia, Calibre 2 confirms Chanel's intent to develop its signature style in mechanical watches.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
3 min read
Beginner's Guide
Dimier 1738, a manufacturing gem

When Pascal Raffy acquired Dimier 1738, five years after Bovet, he put his hands on a movement manufacturer that could meet his demanding vision of watchmaking.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
5 min read
Vignette cadranier home
Profession: dial-maker
Friday, 05 August 2016
The FHH Journal editors
2 min watch
vignette sertisseur
Profession: stone-setter
Wednesday, 27 July 2016
The FHH Journal editors
3 min watch
Romain Gauthier set up his business in Vallée-de-Joux in 2005 © Fred Merz
Romain Gauthier, a man with a plan

Resolve and patience, talent and hard work have got Roman Gauthier where he is today. A watchmaker as well as a specialist component supplier, he continues our series of portraits of contemporary artisan-watchmakers who take a different approach to the measurement of time.

Friday, 08 July 2016
6 min read
Video guillocheur
Profession : guillocheur
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
The FHH Journal editors
2 min watch
HYT Skull Maori
History & Masterpieces
Skull set

Is walking the plank your idea of a walk in the park? As a kid, did you look under the bed hoping there'd be a monster? Then these watches are for you. Dare you… !

Monday, 04 April 2016
4 min read
Baselworld, time and reason

In a tense geopolitical climate, with customers more likely to think twice before they buy and as inventory accumulates, watch brands are playing safe with classic, functional and consequently more affordable products. The smartwatch "event", meanwhile, has so far turned out to be not so much a bang as a fizz.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Dominique Fléchon
5 min read
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