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Les Cabinotiers Ultra thin minute repeater, A romantic note © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
Vacheron Constantin speaks collectors' language with Les Cabinotiers

Opened in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is something of a world apart. It renews with the tradition of bespoke watches and one-of-a-kind pieces, offered as a service to collectors.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
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Talents Rares, Arcades des Arts © Nicolas Righetti
Culture
Rare crafts in the spotlight at Singular Talents in Geneva

The first exhibition to be jointly curated by the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie and the Michelangelo Foundation, both of which recently relocated to a historic building in downtown Geneva, highlights rare crafts and the "singular talents" who perpetuate these skills.

Wednesday, 05 February 2020
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History & Masterpieces
Astronomical clock by Johann Sayller at the Landesmuseum Wurttemberg

The costly material from which it is made, the elegance of its design, and its technical sophistication make the silver table clock by Johann Sayller (1597–1668) one of the master pieces in the collection of about 700 clocks and watches in the Württemberg Landesmuseum.

Monday, 03 September 2012
Dr Irmgard Müsch
8 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Tank Anglaise, the new incarnation of a cult line

The new Tank Anglaise watch by Cartier is about to take the markets by storm, an opportunity to paint a brief portrait of one of the most iconic collections in the history of time measurement.

Thursday, 28 June 2012
4 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Georg Bayr watch at the Schmuck und Uhrenmuseum Pforzheim

A seventeenth-century masterpiece, this exquisitely engraved pocket watch displays calendar and astronomical functions.

Friday, 08 June 2012
Isabel Schmidt-Mappes
3 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Rousseau and the mechanisms of politics

The 300th anniversary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, which Geneva celebrates this year, is a chance to reflect on history. Indeed, the eighteenth century saw the city rise to prominence as a centre for watchmaking, which goes some way to explaining the philosopher's ideas.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
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History & Masterpieces
"Timepieces Signed Rousseau"*

For the 300th anniversary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Patek Philippe Museum, with the Comité Européen Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is organising Timepieces Signed Rousseau, an exhibition which opened on May 11th and will run until mid-October.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
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History & Masterpieces
Rousseau, the "self-taught genius"

So much has been written about Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), it would be unrealistic to try to give even a glimpse. These two portraits offer some insight into ideas which have endured the centuries.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
2 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
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