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Dominique Renaud and Luiggino Torrigiani © Timm Delfs
History & Masterpieces
Watchmaking pioneer Dominique Renaud is back (II)

After several years away, Dominique Renaud, co-founder of Renaud & Papi, has returned to Switzerland with an exciting mechanical movement in his luggage. So what exactly is the DR01 Twelve First?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
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Dominique Renaud © Dominique Renaud SA - Gianni Comporota & Stéphane Mocan
History & Masterpieces
Watchmaking pioneer Dominique Renaud is back (I)

After several years away, Dominique Renaud, co-founder of Renaud & Papi, has returned to Switzerland with an exciting mechanical movement in his luggage. But who exactly is Dominique Renaud?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
3 min read
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Cartier Tank Anglaise
History & Masterpieces
Tank: and Cartier created the form watch

When Louis Cartier imagined the first Tank watch in 1917, he broke with the convention of round cases to arrive at an exceptionally harmonious design. A century later, the Tank is a reference among wristwatches whose elegance remains intact.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016
5 min read
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The extraordinary transparency of the OttantaSei
History & Masterpieces
Pininfarina's timely designs

Bovet by Pininfarina shows the Swiss watchmaker's technical capacities in the light of the famous Italian design studio. Since the first collaboration in 2010, the studio has become more and more involved. The latest addition, the OttantaSei, is the emblem of a collection that has reached maturity.

Monday, 30 May 2016
6 min read
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Greubel Forsey
Culture
Christie’s to auction the " Naissance d’une Montre – Le Garde Temps " school watch

Collectors take note: the " Naissance d’une Montre – Le Garde Temps " school watch by Greubel Forsey, Philippe Dufour and Michel Boulanger will come under the hammer at Christie's Hong Kong on May 30th.

Thursday, 26 May 2016
The HH Journal editors
2 min read
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Philipps 2016 Patek Philippe
Culture
Auctions: will polarisation lead to speculation ?

A divide has formed at watch auctions, with a few dozen vintage wristwatches smashing through estimates while historic lots go unsold. The risk of a speculative bubble is very real.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
5 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox, yellow gold, 1967 © Phillips
Culture
Sold! But at what price?

Looking for the vintage watch of your dreams at a price you can afford? Just a few days ago, HH Journal ran its pick of the watches coming under the hammer at the Geneva auctions. So how did they fare?

Thursday, 19 May 2016
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Control Perpetual Calendar, pink gold, 2009 © Sotheby's
Culture
Under the hammer in May

This month's round of watch auctions in Geneva should see plenty of paddle waving. Alongside the record-breaking saleroom stars, a number of vintage pieces will attract the attention of collectors who dispose of a more limited budget. Here are a few examples.

Friday, 13 May 2016
9 min read
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Culture

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