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A brief history of the flyback (II)

From the moment the first "heavier than air" craft rose above the ground in the early 20th century, watches have been pilots' trusted ally, and watchmakers have invented various functions to assist them in their missions. The most useful of these is, without doubt, the flyback.

Thursday, 06 July 2017
5 min read
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IWC Spitfire 2
Culture
A brief history of the flyback (I)

From the moment the first "heavier than air" craft rose above the ground, airborne adventurers understood the need to have with them an instrument that would measure time during flight, and thus enable them to calculate position and direction. In the first of two articles, we recall the pioneering age of flight.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017
4 min read
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Culture
Watchmaking or the temptation of art – VII

The museographic temptation: In its desire to move closer to art, whose freedom and aura it envies, watchmaking can collaborate with artists. It can also wield soft power by becoming a patron of the arts. A costly and subtle game of influence.

Friday, 23 June 2017
9 min read
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Johnny Depp
Culture
Johnny Depp, the pirate collector

Avast me hearties! One of the year's most eagerly awaited films is now on release. That's right, Pirates of the Caribbean is back, and for the fifth time Johnny Depp is wearing Jack Sparrow's tricorne. Star ahoy!

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Spirit of Saint-Louis
History & Masterpieces
Pilot watches: mastering the Hour Angle (II)

Since its invention, watch has been associated with the great human conquests, and that of the skies is no exception. Right from the time of the first flights, watchmakers developed instruments designed to serve pilots’ needs. Their functions continue to cultivate the image of airborne adventurers.

Monday, 19 June 2017
6 min read
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Longines Original Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch
History & Masterpieces
Pilot watches: mastering the Hour Angle (I)

Since its invention, the watch has been associated with mankind's greatest endeavours, and the conquest of the skies is no exception to this rule. From the very first flights, watchmakers developed instruments of use to pilots, and these functions are lasting reminders of these airborne adventurers.

Friday, 16 June 2017
6 min read
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Rolex Daytona « Paul Newman »
History & Masterpieces
Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona under the hammer

News broke on social media on June 1st: the actual Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" belonging to Mr Paul Newman will be sold by Aurel Bacs at the first Phillips watch auction in New York, this October.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Geoffroy Ader
5 min read
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Culture
Eileen Hofer, Jaeger-LeCoultre and Charlie makes three

Filmmaker and journalist Eileen Hofer is now also a "friend" of Jaeger-LeCoultre. Throughout July, she is presenting "Tomorrow the Birds Will Sing" at Chaplin’s World in Vevey, Switzerland.

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
Flavia Giovannelli
4 min read
July 13th to July 23rd 2017

Patek Philippe exhibits in New York City

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Written By Carol Besler
4 min read
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