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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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History & Masterpieces
Post tenebras lux

From candles to Super-LumiNova, watchmakers have had recourse to a variety of methods so that we can read the time in the dark. The lowdown on lume.

Tuesday, 05 January 2016
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Time and again - Czapek & Cie

Two new brands chose SalonQP in London to make their first public appearance. Both revive an important figure in horological history, namely Ferdinand Berthoud, watchmaker to King Louis XV of France, and Francizek Czapek, a Polish watchmaker and founder, in 1839 in Geneva, of Patek, Czapek & Cie. Introducing Czapek & Cie.

Monday, 14 December 2015
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
The Paul Newman Rolex, watchmaking's cool attitude

Less serious than the original, this coloured dial version is the one collectors lust after. A model that went on to greatness, despite a shaky start, and remains forever young.

Monday, 07 December 2015
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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Culture
Mixed fortunes for the Geneva auctions

Each spring and autumn, for one week the capital of Swiss watchmaking becomes the capital of auction sales. An unusually warm November sunshine welcomed bidders to the latest sessions. Phillips presided over two sales: the now famous Only Watch and Two. Antiquorum was also present, along with stalwarts Christie's and Sotheby's, the latter for its unique History of Swatch Design.

Monday, 16 November 2015
6 min read
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Culture
Record participation at Only Watch 2015

Presided for the first time by Aurel Bacs and in association with Phillips, no fewer than 44 one-off timepieces will be auctioned at Only Watch, in Geneva this coming November 7th.

Friday, 25 September 2015
3 min read
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Culture
Victory for Swiss Made

Nothing can stand in the way of new Swiss Made legislation that will come into force on January 1st 2017, after the Swiss Parliament's lower house rejected a motion to postpone. A victory in the eyes of the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015
4 min read
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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