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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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Culture
Counterfeiting on the Internet: fighting on equal terms

To combat online counterfeiters the FH has developed an ultra high-performance monitoring system designed for the watch industry but for other sectors as well.

Monday, 17 December 2012
Carole Aubert / FH
3 min read
History & Masterpieces
The art of Cartier in a clock

Clockmaking is an art which Cartier has developed since the end of the nineteenth century. While the magnetic clocks of the 1920s were characteristically sober in style, the Eden clock, one of the brand's latest creations, returns to a precious and refined aesthetic.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012
4 min read
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Culture
World record expected for a Breguet "sympathique" clock

On December 4th, Sotheby's will offer the Breguet "sympathique" clock, made for the Duc d’Orléans. It is estimated at USD 5 to 7 million.

Friday, 30 November 2012
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Culture
Auction fever for George Daniel's extraordinary collection

The sale of the extraordinary horological collection belonging to the late Dr George Daniels CBE was conducted at Sotheby’s in London on Tuesday 6 November 2012. The proceeds of the sale will add to the already-substantial bequest he made to the George Daniels Educational Trust by the sale of his motor-car collection earlier this year.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Justin Koullapis
7 min read
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Culture
The autumn sales in Geneva: Sotheby's

Sotheby’s chose the Windsor Room at the Hotel Beau-Rivage in Geneva to host its sale of important vintage and modern watches on November 13th.

Thursday, 22 November 2012
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Culture
The autumn sales in Geneva: Christie’s

Fans of Aurel Bacs had been saving the date of Monday November 12th for some considerable time. When the auctioneer stepped up to his podium at 9.30am, in the refurbished Grand Salon of the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, extra seats had to be hastily added to an already packed room.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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