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Swiss Everest 50th Anniversary Expedition (1952–2002) - © Rolex
Culture
How Rolex is working for a healthier planet - Part two

Water is one of the biggest environmental challenges, from access to drinking water, at risk of becoming a luxury, to the threats that pollution and overfishing represent for the oceans and marine life. Many of the projects that Rolex supports propose innovative solutions.

Friday, 03 July 2020
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Rolex Awards ceremony, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C., 14 June 2019 - © Rolex/Daniel Swartz
Culture
How Rolex is working for a healthier planet - Part one

Throughout the twentieth century, Rolex watches were worn by courageous individuals as they set out to explore unknown corners of the globe. Today's expeditions are more likely to pursue scientific and environmental objectives. Rolex is as present as ever through its Perpetual Planet campaign.

Wednesday, 01 July 2020
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Naissance d'une montre 2
Culture
Naissance d’une Montre 2 enters the home straight

Under the aegis of the Time Aeon Foundation, whose mission is to preserve the hand-craftsmanship of watchmaking, the Naissance d’une Montre 2 project is nearing completion. A collaboration between Oscillon, Urwerk and Greubel Forsey, this one-of-a-kind watch is now in the final finishing and adjusting stages, with plans for an auction sale in Hong Kong on April 21, 2021.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020
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Roché World Timer Automatic © Farer
Culture
The British watchmaking revival

Since the early 2000s, watchmaking has returned to British soil, concentrated mainly in and around the town of Henley-on-Thames, where Bremont, Christopher Ward and Farer are based. And the list is set to grow.

Monday, 01 June 2020
7 min read
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Auction-cover
Culture
Watch auctions' response to Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis has driven watch auctions online. We should, however, proceed with caution. A digital platform is no substitute for the excitement of a live sale, even if this means bidding from behind a mask.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Geoffroy Ader
5 min read
Altiplano Ultimate Concept © Piaget
History & Masterpieces
Can anyone beat Piaget at ultra-thin?

With the release of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, now commercially available, Piaget has raised the stakes in ultra-thin watches – and the question of whether makers have reached the limit of what is physically possible.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020
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The MB&F HM6 takes its cue from Captain Future's spaceship, the Comet.
Culture
Space, time and all the stories

Since Yuri Gagarin in 1961, more than 500 cosmonauts and astronauts have enjoyed the privilege of seeing Earth from space. Each and every one of them wore a watch. Multiple brands have celebrated this human adventure. Some less seriously than others.

Monday, 20 April 2020
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Benjamin Simmenauer, philosopher
Culture
"Confinement in space changes our notion of time"

During lockdown, our perception of time takes on a different dimension. The philosopher Benjamin Simmenauer considers this new situation.

Friday, 17 April 2020
6 min read
Reference 768 © Breitling
Watch Stories

Military watches – don’t mention the war

Friday, 22 May 2020
Written By Christophe Roulet
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