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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
5 min read
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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
The learning curve

Training and certification are two essential missions of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, a role it fulfils via its HH Academy. Initially for sales staff training, now a much wider audience can benefit.

Monday, 25 September 2017
7 min read
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G
History & Masterpieces
Aquanaut, the luxury of steel

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Aquanaut, a Patek Philippe sports watch which, despite its pedigree and fabulous design, remains in the shadow of the legendary Nautilus, and continues to divide hardcore fans of the brand.

Monday, 18 September 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
6 min read
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Culture
Slide rule: what is it, and how does it work?
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
3 min watch
Cartier Tank
History & Masterpieces
Tank de Cartier: a century of history (I)

While it may not have been the first ever wristwatch, it is probably the one to have come through the ages with a style and grace that make it a truly exceptional timepiece - a reflection of its era and the company that brought it to life. The Tank de Cartier is 100 years old!

Thursday, 31 August 2017
5 min read
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IWC Spitfire 2
Culture
A brief history of the flyback (II)

From the moment the first "heavier than air" craft rose above the ground in the early 20th century, watches have been pilots' trusted ally, and watchmakers have invented various functions to assist them in their missions. The most useful of these is, without doubt, the flyback.

Thursday, 06 July 2017
5 min read
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Breitling
Culture
A brief history of the flyback (I)

From the moment the first "heavier than air" craft rose above the ground, airborne adventurers understood the need to have with them an instrument that would measure time during flight, and thus enable them to calculate position and direction. In the first of two articles, we recall the pioneering age of flight.

Wednesday, 05 July 2017
4 min read
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Culture

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