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Grande Sonnerie Ref. 6301P © Patek Philippe
History & Masterpieces
A year of Grande Sonneries

Patek Philippe is the latest of the Manufactures to present a Grand Sonnerie this year, joining Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet. Given the intricacy of this melodious complication, three such launches constitute an exceptional event.

Wednesday, 02 December 2020
4 min read
Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie © Jaeger-LeCoultre
New Models
Jaeger-LeCoultre, the architect of sound

Chiming watches, whether minute repeaters, grandes sonneries or alarms, are embedded in the history of the Le Sentier brand, a tradition it upholds this year with customary brilliance.

Tuesday, 04 August 2020
5 min read
Minute repeater
Saturday, 25 April 2020
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
1 min watch
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grande Complication 3600
New Models
Vacheron Constantin, a state of grace

In the wake of its Reference 57260 anniversary timepiece with 57 complications, first presented a little over a year ago, Vacheron Constantin returned to SIHH with two watches whose complex mechanics are equalled only by their incredible beauty.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017
6 min read
SIHH 2017 Richard Mille RM50-03
New Models
A class of their own

While a tough eighteen months may have left their mark on Fine Watch brands, watchmaking's elite have lost none of their ability to propose truly stunning creations. For proof, four timepieces and the confirmation of striking watches as a collector's grail.

Thursday, 19 January 2017
5 min read
SIHH 2017 MB F HM7 Aquapod
New Models
In praise of complexity

Complications are, for watchmakers, a means of expressing their mechanical ingenuity and sense of innovation. Despite an economic climate that inspires prudence, a good many Maisons have chosen to shun simplicity. A round-up of what's on show at SIHH.

Monday, 16 January 2017
The FHH Journal editors
1 min read
Chopard L.U.C Full Strike
Connoisseur of watches
Chopard strikes gold

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele didn't come to Dubai Watch Week empty-handed. Chopard's Co-President wore the newly unveiled L.U.C Full Strike and even brought along the Aiguille d’Or, the highest accolade awarded at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer.

Monday, 05 December 2016
4 min read
Vacheron Constantin Ref 57260
New Models
Vacheron Constantin scales watchmaking's highest summit

Vacheron Constantin has set a new record for the world's most complicated watch, in the form of Reference 57260. A symbolic figure, as 57 corresponds to the number of complications built into this pocket watch while 260 represents the number of years of uninterrupted activity by the oldest watch Manufacture, an anniversary being celebrated this year.

Monday, 21 September 2015
4 min read
A matter of great complexity

The tourbillon has spread like wildfire through the profession, to the extent that companies which choose to make it the only complication in a calibre could easily be accused of taking the easy option. Not so at Baselworld.

Friday, 27 March 2015
4 min read
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