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Cochlea Shell
History & Masterpieces
Brittany Cox, an exceptional horological conservator - Part two

Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the foremost horological conservators in the world. From studies to today’s accomplishment, she explains her thoughts and visions.

Thursday, 23 January 2020
Cait Bazemore
10 min read
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Brittany Nicole Cox
History & Masterpieces
Brittany Cox, an exceptional horological conservator - Part one

Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the foremost horological conservators in the world. From studies to today’s accomplishment, she explains her thoughts and visions.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Cait Bazemore
8 min read
3
Roy WANG, Chopard ambassador
Culture
China's fan economy

As the most digital-oriented luxury market in the world, China is a whole other story for fine watch brands. Young consumers get most of their information from social platforms such as Weibo or WeChat, making it hard for brands to reach them directly. This has produced the so-called “fan economy”.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019
Shining Zhu
4 min read
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Cloisonne © RGM
Culture
A new era of American watchmaking

A century ago, America was a major player in the watch industry, yet despite being one of the first countries to spearhead new technologies, it could not keep up through the shift from pocket watches to wristwatches. However, in the past twenty-five years, there has been a resurgence in the U.S. that might just mark a new era of American watchmaking.

Monday, 17 June 2019
Cait Bazemore
7 min read
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Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque (verso) © Jaeger-LeCoultre
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part eight

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part eight: dual impulse and pivoted detent escapements.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019
5 min read
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Patrimony Perpetual Calendar, 2017 © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
Patrimony, the ultimate in classicism by Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin looked to two 1950s designs to launch the Patrimony in 2004. Functional and classic, it takes a minimalist approach. The latest addition to the collection is the Patrimony perpetual calendar ultra-thin with blue dial.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
4 min read
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Co-Axial Calibre 8500 Omega
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part seven

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part seven: high-frequency mechanical escapements and the co-axial escapement.

Wednesday, 08 May 2019
5 min read
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Manufacture © Konstantin Chaykin
Culture
Konstantin Chaykin, the conqueror

Konstantin Chaykin has earned the respect of the watchmaking community for his complex creations, ranging from "religious" timepieces to the offbeat Joker watch, effectively putting contemporary Russian watchmaking back on the map. Interview.

Tuesday, 07 May 2019
6 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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