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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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Culture
"The Clock" wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale

An artwork that constantly gives the time while transporting viewers in place through an extraordinary collage of film clips: "The Clock" won its creator, Christian Marclay, the Golden Lion for best artist at the 54th Venice Biennale.

Monday, 20 June 2011
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Lot 99, a Patek Philippe n° 174907, was commissioned in 1918 and delivered on April 22nd 1920. Estimated at US$ 200,000 to US$ 400,000, it realised US$ 986,500 on the day © Christie's
Culture
Christie's New York auctions two exceptional pocket watches

Both came from the legendary collection of the American auto manufacturer James Ward Packard, and were recently rediscovered after spending sixty years in a bank vault. They were part of Christie's sale of Important Watches on June 15th in New York.

Friday, 17 June 2011
Danièle Chambas
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The Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Lausanne, June 5th to 7th © Oliver O'Hanlon
Culture
"Counterfeiters are stealing our identity"

Attendees at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Lausanne, June 5th to 7th, debated the theme, On the Counterfeiting Battlefield. They concluded that only a battle on all fronts, including educating consumers, would bring tangible results.

Thursday, 09 June 2011
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''Do you have a choice? Don't be a partner in crime.'' © FHH
Culture
The FHH gives the real deal on fakes

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie joins World Anti-Counterfeiting Day on June 8th and continues its fight against fakes. Since 2009, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) has campaigned to show the true face of counterfeiting, and raise public awareness that trade in counterfeit products thrives only when aided and abetted by people who knowingly buy fakes.

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
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Christie’s lot 316 : unmounted heart-shaped Type IIa diamond weighing 56 carats it found a buyer at CHF 9.6 million © Christie’s
Culture
New auction records for jewellery at Christie's and Sotheby's

On May 18th, Christie's realised CHF 69 million (US$ 78.1 million) at its Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale, chasing the CHF 79 million (US$ 89.5 million) which Sotheby's had garnered the previous day for its sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
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The prize ceremony was held May 25th at the Swiss Film Archive in Lausanne © FHH/Nicolas Lieber
Culture
"You can't fake expertise"

As part of its anti-counterfeiting campaign, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie invited the public and students at Lausanne university of art and design to enter a short film competition on the theme "Take a true look at fakes." Winners were presented with their prizes at a ceremony on May 25th.

Thursday, 26 May 2011
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Celebrity

Tom Selleck, never without my Rolex

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Written By Frank Rousseau
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