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News // Events // Thursday, 22 December 2011

Swiss watchmaking in November 2011: new absolute record

The very favourable base effect played only a minor role in the development of watch exports in November. Their value rose by 16.0% compared to November 2010, passing the two billion franc mark for the first time to record a monthly result of 2.058 billion. The cumulative value over eleven months rose to 17.4 billion francs, maintaining its very steady growth rate (+19.0%). Gold watches...

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News // Events // Thursday, 22 December 2011

A new title in the Patrizzi Pocket Experts series:Girard-Perregaux ww.tc

Passion. The sentiment expressed by Osvaldo Patrizzi when he talks of his watchmaking collection, the timepieces that he appraises or the works that he publishes, including the famous Patrizzi Pocket Expert series. This pocket-sized collection aims to offer collectors a summary and an exhaustive overview of the most important pieces in watchmaking. After the Tourbillon with Gold Bridges,...

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News // Events // Thursday, 22 December 2011

Breguet acquires an exceptional Turkish watch at auction in Beijing

The Breguet Museum has acquired an extremely prestigious watch, made in 1808 for a dignitary of the Ottoman Empire, for the sum of CHF 650,000 (USD 697,000 / EUR 532,500). This represents a record bid for a Turkish-style Breguet watch, and also a record for a pocket-watch auctioned on the youthful inland China market. This historical piece was ordered in 1807 by His Excellency Esseid Ali...

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News // Events // Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso 1931 Rouge

The Grande Reverso 1931 Rouge pays tribute to the many artists and intellectuals who, during the period of intense effervescence surrounding the birth of the Reverso, proudly wore a red dial on their version of this model, thereby asserting their dandyism and their uncompromising liberty of style. Since 1931, the Reverso watch has consistently reinvented itself, while never betraying its...

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News // Events // Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Hautlence honored in Kuala Lumpur for its HL2.2

Hautlence HL2.2 won the Starhill Gallery Most Innovative Watch Award 2011 during the event “A Journey Through Time” which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 1st to December 10th, 2011. After 4 years of development, the HL2.0 Collection was first presented in 2010 and officially launched in its final version in 2011. Faithful to the Brand’s fundamental concept of offering a...

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News // Events // Monday, 19 December 2011

Official opening of the first Espace F.P.Journe

F.P.Journe has celebrated the opening of the very first Espace F.P.Journe in the world in Buenos Aires with its wonderful partner Simonetta Orsini at Petit Palais. F.P.Journe says: “We are proud to open the first Espace F.P.Journe in this prestigious and elegant building with such a renowned Institution as Petit Palais, regrouping the most prestigious Watch and Jewellery brands in the world. We...

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News // Events // Monday, 19 December 2011

Book: Montres & Automates - La collection Maurice Sandoz

Until now, the Maurice Sandoz collection of watches and automata have only ever been described in two works published by the Musée d’Horlogerie in Château des Monts. The first, which dates from 1959 – a year after the collector’s death – catalogued the items that the patron of the arts had donated whilst alive, along with others given just after his death by his brother Édouard-Marcel Sandoz, the...

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News // Events // Friday, 16 December 2011

Book: A. Lange & Söhne – Great Timepieces from Saxony

Reinhard Meis’ book entitled A. Lange & Söhne – Great Timepieces from Saxony is a standard work of encyclopaedic precision and a must for every true aficionado of mechanical watchmaking. “Future needs heritage” – these were the words with which German philosopher Odo Marquard summarised his insight that the new world cannot exist without the legacy of the old one. The same words aptly...

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News // Events // Friday, 16 December 2011

AiM Services SA, Genève, annonce l’acquisition des activités de Polysoft Tell SA

Text available only in French - Avec cette acquisition AiM Services renforce sa position en Suisse Romande auprès du secteur industriel, et notamment celui de l’horlogerie, en élargissant son offre de services basée sur le cycle de vie du produit (PLM : Product Life cycle Management), avec des solutions et des services couvrant les phases de conception et de simulation des composants et...

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News // Events // Thursday, 15 December 2011

The Jaquet-Droz automaton "The Writer" travels to China to announce a fabulous exhibition!

In 1774, Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790), his son Henri-Louis Jaquet-Droz (1752-1791) and their fellow clockmaker Jean-Frédéric Leschot (1746-1824) presented three humanoid automata known as The Writer, The Musician and The Draughtsman, for the first time at their workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds. Visitors traveled great distances to admire it. Already renowned in Europe for the quality and...

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