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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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Culture
Customs training in Miami: the battle to prevent infringements of Swiss made in America

The American customs administration and the FH are collaborating closely to curb unlawful use of the Swiss made label.

Monday, 15 September 2014
Michel Arnoux
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
The adventure of the pilot's watch (II)

Since the very first civilisations, the measurement of time has progressed with Man's ingenuity. The same is true of aviation, and timepieces were the natural companions of those early adventurers who blazed a trail in the sky with their amazing, heavier-than-air machines.

Monday, 15 September 2014
4 min read
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History & Masterpieces
The adventure of the pilot's watch (I)

Since the very first civilisations, the measurement of time has progressed with Man's ingenuity. The same is true of aviation, and timepieces were the natural companions of those early adventurers who blazed a trail in the sky with their amazing, heavier-than-air machines.

Friday, 12 September 2014
3 min read
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Culture
Sotheby's prepares a "record" tribute to Patek Philippe

The sale on November 11th promises to be nothing short of memorable. On the occasion of Patek Philippe's 175th anniversary, Sotheby's is to auction the Henry Graves Supercomplication, delivered by the Manufacture in 1933. Estimated at CHF 15 million, there is little doubt the watch will achieve a new record price.

Monday, 01 September 2014
3 min read
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Culture
Swiss watchmaking's missing billion

Counterfeit Swiss watches represent an annual shortfall in revenue of one billion Swiss francs, the equivalent of a thousand jobs. Last year, a million fake watches were seized following action by the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Buyers face heavy penalties.

Monday, 07 July 2014
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
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Culture
World records at Sotheby's in New York

The "Titanium Collection", a groundbreaking private collection including a number of titanium wristwatches whose reference numbers had never been revealed to the public, flew off the block at Sotheby's which garnered widespread publicity at the same time.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014
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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