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Culture

Les Cabinotiers Ultra thin minute repeater, A romantic note © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
Vacheron Constantin speaks collectors' language with Les Cabinotiers

Opened in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is something of a world apart. It renews with the tradition of bespoke watches and one-of-a-kind pieces, offered as a service to collectors.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
4 min read
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Talents Rares, Arcades des Arts © Nicolas Righetti
Culture
Rare crafts in the spotlight at Singular Talents in Geneva

The first exhibition to be jointly curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation, both of which recently relocated to a historic building in downtown Geneva, highlights rare crafts and the "singular talents" who perpetuate these skills.

Wednesday, 05 February 2020
3 min read
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Patek Phillipe
Culture
Good deals under the hammer at Sotheby's

More than a third of the watches proposed on November 15th in Geneva were no older than 2005. A good opportunity to spot the ones that hold their value, and those with less staying power.

Friday, 18 November 2016
3 min read
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Rolex Paul Newman
Culture
Patek Philippe and Rolex are the stars of the autumn sales

Close to 1,400 watches and clocks crossed the block over four days in Geneva, achieving CHF 54.6 million. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about the Geneva autumn sales but were afraid to ask.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
1 min read
Patek Philippe
Culture
Phillips sets a new auction record for a wristwatch

The auction house sold a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in stainless steel for CHF 11 million. Two other examples went for CHF 1.47 million and CHF 598,000. The sale realised a total of CHF 27.5 million.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
3 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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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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