Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the foremost horological conservators in the world. From studies to today’s accomplishment, she explains her thoughts and visions.
Eight years after its takeover, H. Moser & Cie. is no longer the rebellious teenager. At the upcoming Watches & Wonders Geneva (ex-SIHH), the brand joins the historic Maisons and will present a new collection of steel sports watches. Chief Executive Edouard Meylan fills in the details.
The American Society for Testing and Materials defines ceramic as "an article having a glazed or unglazed body of crystalline or partially crystalline structure, or of glass, whose body is produced from essentially inorganic, non-metallic substances and either is formed from a molten mass which solidifies on cooling, or is formed and simultaneously or subsequently matured by the action of heat."
Forty one-off watches were auctioned by Antiquorum on September 23rd in Monaco, under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. At EUR 1.4 million (USD 1.9 million / CHF 1.7 million), the Patek Philippe Ref. 3939 tripled its low estimate.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso saw daylight in 1931 in response to the need to shield the dial against knocks. Now 80 years old, it has (re)discovered a new vocation: personalisation.
Cartier Time Art,* which will travel worldwide after opening in Zurich, traces the history of time measurement at Cartier from its origins in Paris in 1847 to today.
In 2009, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) launched a major information campaign on counterfeiting in partnership with the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry (FH) that was relayed by the international media.
If people didn't buy counterfeits, there would be no counterfeits. Communication, information and individual responsibility are the ways to put an end to an industry we have too often indulged or whose implications we have simply failed to measure.