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Portugieser Reference IW325 from 1954 © IWC
History & Masterpieces
The Portugieser by IWC

Specially created in 1939 for two Portuguese wholesalers, its classical lines and multiple complications have earned it iconic status. We look back at the story of a giant among watches.

Wednesday, 04 September 2019
4 min read
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Seiko Spring Drive Caliber 9R02 manual winding
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part ten

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 ten: magnetic escapements.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019
3 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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Patek Philippe Nautilus
History & Masterpieces
The Nautilus, an elegant revolution

Born in 1976, reborn in 2006, the Nautilus has stayed true to its origins nonetheless. Recognisable for an extravagant design tempered by elegance, it is now an icon among Patek Philippe's collections, and one of the most celebrated luxury sport watches.

Monday, 19 September 2016
4 min read
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Paris City Hall
History & Masterpieces
Time in the City of Light

This weekend, September 17th and 18th, monuments all over France are opening for the public to visit, including more than 1,500 locations in Paris. Among them, the imposing City Hall and its almost three-hundred-year-old clock.

Thursday, 15 September 2016
Mehdi Fazlija
3 min read
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Blancpain Fifty Fathoms
History & Masterpieces
Fifty Fathoms, a watch for the elite

Made for the French military's elite combat divers, the Fifty Fathoms was the first real dive watch, with a design so perfectly adapted to its role that it became the definitive diving watch concept. Today's Fifty Fathoms covers a complete collection of sport watches at Blancpain.

Monday, 22 August 2016
4 min read
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The Nomos building in the old railway station
Beginner's Guide

Glashütte, the German miracle

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Written By Christophe Roulet
5 min read
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