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Culture

Brand ambassador Luke Evans wearing the Bulgari Bulgari in 2017
History & Masterpieces
Bulgari Bulgari, a name to remember

A classic among watches, instantly recognisable by the logo on its bezel, the Bulgari Bulgari marked the Italian firm's arrival as a watchmaker. Four decades later, it remains an icon of style.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
5 min read
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Drawing of an anchor escapement’s lifts
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part Two

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part two: from the invention of the balance spring in 1675 to the detached lever escapement in the 1770s.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
5 min read
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Marilyn Monroe Blancpain
Culture
Marilyn's watch under the hammer

Exciting times! Marilyn Monroe's Blancpain cocktail watch is appearing in public for the first time since 1962. Which bidder - and wallet – will prove worthy?

Friday, 11 November 2016
4 min read
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Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33
History & Masterpieces
The tool watch through the ages (2)

A tool watch is one in which means and ends coexist in perfect harmony and, as the tool watch has evolved, so has the idea of what it must constitute. With so many companies now peppering their ads with references to tool watches, what value can we still attach to the term? Can a tool watch created in the 1950s still be relevant in 2016?

Thursday, 10 November 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
7 min read
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Omega Seamaster
History & Masterpieces
The tool watch through the ages (1)

A tool watch is one in which means and ends coexist in perfect harmony and, as the tool watch has evolved, so has the idea of what it must constitute. With so many companies now peppering their ads with references to tool watches, what value can we still attach to the term? Can a tool watch created in the 1950s still be relevant in 2016?

Friday, 28 October 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
6 min read
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Girard Perregaux Montre bracelet La Esmeralda 2016 HD
History & Masterpieces
Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, a vision to behold

Some 150 years ago, a visionary watchmaker transformed his passion for the tourbillon into a stunning display of horological technique unlike anything ever seen before. Fortunately for today's aficionados, Girard-Perregaux has brought it back to life with versions that remain true to the spirit of the original.

Friday, 28 October 2016
5 min read
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Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair
Culture
Anti-counterfeiting operation in Hong Kong

Teams from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry ranged the aisles of the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair to track down counterfeiters and unauthorised users of the "Swiss" indication of origin, with positive results.

Monday, 17 October 2016
Michel Arnoux
4 min read
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Rolex Cosmograh_Daytona 2016
History & Masterpieces
Cosmograph Daytona in pole position

From the time of its launch in 1963, the Rolex Cosmograph was linked to motor sport and to one event in particular: the endurance race on the legendary Daytona circuit. Taking functionality to an extreme, its style has made it an icon among chronographs.

Friday, 07 October 2016
5 min read
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Celebrity

Tom Selleck, never without my Rolex

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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