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Calibre 3255 © Rolex
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present (IX)

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 nine: silicon escapements.

Thursday, 11 July 2019
6 min read
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Monaco 1969 © Heuer
History & Masterpieces
The Monaco, TAG Heuer's legendary square chrono

In 1969 TAG Heuer launched the first ever automatic chronograph in a water-resistant square case. Half a century later, the Monaco is still in the race. Two of five anniversary models have been revealed, at the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Wednesday, 26 June 2019
5 min read
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Conte-Noël-cover
Culture
The ideal Christmas watch

Jesus was born on December 25th so that watchmakers can end the year on a record month, and the reason the holiday season is such a success is down to a foolproof formula that's impossible to resist.

Friday, 21 December 2018
5 min read
Poker © Christoohe Claret
Culture
Playtime!

Watchmakers are kids at heart. Some delight in reinventing the icons of their youth, or a childhood passion, to invent genuine mechanical toys. Often with irresistible results.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
5 min read
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ethic-and-vintage-cover
Culture
How the rise of a more ethical consumer is driving the vintage trend

More than 66% of consumers are willing to spend more on a product if the company or brand has good ethical values, according to a Nielsen report. Are you?

Tuesday, 18 December 2018
6 min read
Big Pilot's Watch 1940 © IWC
History & Masterpieces
IWC's pilot watches, ready for takeoff

From the very first Special Pilot's Watch in 1936 right up to today, IWC has built a rich collection of pilot's watches. The flight plan couldn't have been clearer: legible, robust and precise!

Wednesday, 05 December 2018
5 min read
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Échappement de type Lepaute
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part five

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 five: from the detached escapement of the nineteenth century to the pin-pallet escapement of the 1930s.

Wednesday, 28 November 2018
6 min read
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Ader Watches - Both sides - Oct. 2018
Culture
A graphic novel on famous men and their watches

Auctioneer Geoffroy Ader and his wife, the illustrator Neis, have published a graphic novel that traces the lives of twelve influential figures of the twentieth century, and the watches they owned and loved.

Thursday, 22 November 2018
4 min read
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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
5 min read
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