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Culture

Brand ambassador Luke Evans wearing the Bulgari Bulgari in 2017
History & Masterpieces
Bulgari Bulgari, a name to remember

A classic among watches, instantly recognisable by the logo on its bezel, the Bulgari Bulgari marked the Italian firm's arrival as a watchmaker. Four decades later, it remains an icon of style.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
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Drawing of an anchor escapement’s lifts
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part Two

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 two: from the invention of the balance spring in 1675 to the detached lever escapement in the 1770s.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
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Reine de Naples 8909 (2015) © Breguet
History & Masterpieces
A royal beauty: the story of Breguet's Reine de Naples

Created in 2002 in honour of the first recorded watch to be worn on the wrist, the Reine de Naples collection originates in a unique timepiece, commissioned in 1810 by Caroline Murat and which, despite the best efforts of historians and collectors, has vanished without trace. Today's Reine de Naples, distinguished by its egg shape and its complications, has become a legend in its own right.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
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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
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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
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« Everywhere », Krayon © Anders Modig
History & Masterpieces
Krayon's Everywhere puts a new complication on the map

Watch constructor Rémi Maillat and his Neuchâtel-based brand have made a remarkable debut with a movement that can show sunrise and sunset times anywhere in the world.

Monday, 11 December 2017
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Ilgiz Fazulzyanov
History & Masterpieces
The jewellery and enamel artist “Ilgiz F.” opens his first gallery in Paris

A rare breed, isolated by the nature of their art and until recently known only to connoisseurs, Grand Feu enamellers are slowly gaining wider attention. Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is part of this community which deserves full recognition.

Friday, 08 December 2017
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt © MB&F
History & Masterpieces
Ten years of watch design at the Grand Prix de Genève

Between 2002 and 2011, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) singled out the year's best design. The winning timepieces are an eloquent reminder of the trends unfolding in a not-so-distant era.

Thursday, 07 December 2017
7 min read
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Celebrity

Tom Selleck, never without my Rolex

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Written By Frank Rousseau
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