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RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur © Richard Mille
Culture
It's a woman's world too, for Richard Mille

The first Richard Mille Racing Team is an all-female crew that will be on the starting grid for the next 24 Hours of Le Mans. Confirmation that women are very much part of the "family".

Wednesday, 01 April 2020
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RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams © Richard Mille
Culture
Hip-hop's most namechecked watch brands

Luxury and music have always gone together, from the clothes artists wear to the cars they drive or the watches that shine on their wrists. We look at which brands get the most namechecks and the trendsetters behind them.

Friday, 27 March 2020
Hope Frost
5 min read
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Culture
Geneva auctions end with five records and a question mark

The spring session of sales, though rather lacklustre, still managed to establish five record prices: three Patek Philippe, one Panerai and a Rolex whose dial, in cloisonné enamel, raised serious doubts as to its authenticity.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014
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Culture
Spring auctions offer some notable lots

A museum quality marine chronometer, a Patek Philippe minute repeater from 1927, commissioned by Henry Graves, and two Rolex equipped with a Beta 21 quartz movement are expected to be the highlights of the four auctions, beginning May 10th.

Wednesday, 07 May 2014
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Culture
A record for Sotheby's, regrets for Antiquorum

Sotheby's and Antiquorum held sessions in Hong Kong for one, New York for the other, with mixed fortunes. While the former realised a more than satisfactory total, the latter can rank this among its least memorable sales… some might even say flops, given the numerous lots that went unsold.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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History & Masterpieces
An isolationist policy

Japan's first encounter with mechanical timekeeping came in the sixteenth century, as it did in Geneva. But whereas Calvin's Protestant doctrine had been the vector in Switzerland, it was Catholicism that brought horology to Japan.

Friday, 21 March 2014
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History & Masterpieces
How Japan put itself on the world watch map

From the end of the nineteenth century, Japan developed an important clock and watch industry. The 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations which Switzerland and Japan are celebrating this year is an opportunity to look back at this rapid rise and see how it crossed paths with Swiss production.

Friday, 21 March 2014
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Culture
Mixed fortunes for the year's first auction in Geneva

Rolex took two of the top three spots. Historic items failed to spark enthusiasm. Only 69% of lots found buyers.

Thursday, 20 March 2014
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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
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