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Know How // Collection // Friday, 24 April 2015

The Blossoming of Ladies’ Timepieces

In 2008, it was still big news when a ladies’ watch had an automatic movement. The focus of most discussions about ladies’ timepieces was on design and finish. Most movements were still quartz, but ladies’ watches were emerging as the perfect venue for the finishing crafts of watchmaking, and it was an exciting time. Today, not only have ladies’ metiers pieces become entrenched as an important...

Carol Besler

 
News // Events // Know How // Training // Thursday, 23 April 2015

La FHH et le BJO signent un partenariat au service du savoir-faire joaillier et horloger

Available in French only - Le lundi 20 avril dernier, Madame Fabienne Lupo, Présidente de la Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) et Madame Bernadette Pinet-Cuoq, Présidente de BJO Formation, ont signé une convention de partenariat entre leurs deux organismes de formation professionnelle continue. Cette collaboration inédite vise à promouvoir le savoir-faire d’excellence des Métiers de la...

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News // News models // Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 22 April 2015

H. Moser & Cie Venturer Small Seconds

Launched in 2014, the Venturer collection has been widely acclaimed for its unique design, inspired by the convex shapes of the 1960s. In 2015, H. Moser & Cie. is exploring further by launching a resolutely neo-vintage model whose lacquered white dial, decorated with Roman numerals, features a champfered detailing on a circular flange as well as blued steel hands. This watch has an air of...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Breguet reinvents "Tradition"

The brand came to Baselworld with three new watches in its Tradition collection, including the Chronographe Indépendant 7077 and the Répétition Minutes Tourbillon 7087. Both offer further demonstration of what innovation means at Breguet. In Breguet's language, "Tradition" means a collection of timepieces whose main movement parts are positioned in full view above the plate, and such...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 6

The curtain rises on the sixth chapter of Histoire de Tourbillon. This High Watchmaking and High Complication by Harry Winston once again pushes the envelope in both technical sophistication and exclusivity. Its HW4701 caliber is the most complex in the Histoire de Tourbillon series. A genuine first in the history of horology, it combines two independent hour indications: one regulated by a...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Monday, 20 April 2015

de Grisogono Instrumento N° Uno Annual Calendar

Inspired by the endless creativity of its founder, Fawaz Gruosi, Haute Horlogerie brand de Grisogono introduces a new aesthetic to its flagship Instrumento collection, which celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. Masculine and original in its design, this annual calendar measures time with natural elegance. The dial adopts a subtle asymmetry to display the calendar indications, with a...

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Point of view // Interview // Monday, 20 April 2015

Marc Hayek: "Show what we're made of!"

Marc Hayek, member of Swatch Group's Executive Management Board and the man at the head of Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz, talks about the drop in average spend on watches, and how strategic choices made in recent years are showing their significance in the current climate. At Baselworld, Marc Hayek gave the lowdown on Blancpain, Breguet and Jaquet Droz, three of the six brands in Swatch...

Christophe Roulet

 
News // News models // Friday, 17 April 2015

Bulgari Diagono Magnesium

100% Swiss, 100% security, 0% gadget: the Diagono Magnesium concept launched by Bulgari as an exclusive world première is the complete opposite of everything the world of so-called connected watches is able to offer. A self-winding mechanical watch incorporating all the codes of luxury, as well as an electronic passport connected to the watch and its wearer, whose confidential data now enjoys...

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Trade fairs // Baselworld 2015 // Friday, 17 April 2015

Anniversary Exclusives

It was a year of anniversaries at Baselworld, with special editions celebrating not just brands’ foundational dates, but anniversaries of key collections, archival icons, founders’ birthdays and more. It seems almost anything is fair game as an inspiration for a special edition anniversary timepiece. A quick look through immediate past sales at Antiquorum and Christie’s, for example, reveals a...

Carol Besler