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Antoine de Macedo, owner of two watch boutiques in Paris.
Culture
Pre-owned watches, Antoine de Macedo’s way

Last year Richemont announced its acquisition of Watchfinder.com, sealing its entry into the pre-owned market. More recently, the multi-brand Bucherer store in Geneva opened a fourth-floor Gallery dedicated to the buying and selling of vintage watches. And Antoine de Macedo in Paris? He has been buying, selling and servicing high-end pre-owned watches for 33 years.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Victoria Townsend
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Culture
FHH Academy, the bridge to understanding Fine Watches

FHH Academy at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is the only organisation in the watch industry to deliver training that leads to industry-recognised certification. Initially targeting sales staff, it now also addresses the general public through digital tools.

Thursday, 26 September 2019
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History & Masterpieces
George Daniels, a life less ordinary

In George Daniels, A Master Watchmaker & His Art, Michael Clerizo paints the portrait of the self-taught English master watchmaker. A vintage-car racer, photographer, musician and writer, he lived his life as one long adventure.

Thursday, 06 June 2013
Louis Nardin
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Culture
A new record for Rolex at auction

While Patek Philippe again claimed the most valuable lot at the spring auction session in Geneva, Rolex confirmed its ascension with a new world record at Christie's. In contrast, several dozen lots went unsold.

Friday, 17 May 2013
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Culture
Geneva auctions: the relentless rise in the power of Rolex

The appeal of the Geneva brand never stops growing, a situation that partly reflects the peaks that Patek Philippe has already reached. The heart is torn between the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon offered by Antiquorum (estimated at CHF 1 - 1.5 million) and the Rolex split-seconds chronograph, ref. 4113 presented by Christie’s (estimated at CHF 700,000 - 1.2 million). But lovers of antique watchmaking will have to travel to Frankfurt and the Dr. Crott Auction house.

Wednesday, 08 May 2013
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History & Masterpieces
The timekeeping collections of the Science Museum, London

The Science Museum’s timekeeping collections cover a very broad time range, from c.600 BCE to the present. They focus on scientific innovations in horology, including some very significant ‘firsts’, and are one of the strongest collections of British timekeeping.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013
Alison Boyle
5 min read
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Culture
Would you leave the baker's without paying for your bread?

Held March 22nd in Lausanne under the aegis of STOP PIRACY, Swiss Day Against Counterfeiting brought a timely reminder of the damage caused by counterfeiting and alerted end consumers to the consequences of their act.

Thursday, 04 April 2013
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History & Masterpieces
How Louis Moinet invented the chronograph

In a surprise turn of events, an instrument made by the famous watchmaker, a last-minute addition to an auction, has been authenticated as the first ever chronograph.

Tuesday, 02 April 2013
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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The Nomos building in the old railway station
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Glashütte, the German miracle

Wednesday, 07 March 2018
Written By Christophe Roulet
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