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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
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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
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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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Christie’s: the possibly unique Patek Philippe single button chronograph from 1928 (lot 81) went to an Italian collector for CHF 3.235 million © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Culture
Christie's dominates the Geneva sales

Over a thousand timepieces changed hands in two days, realising CHF 39 million (US$ 44.2 million / € 31.5 million) for the three auction houses, including CHF 23.4 million (US$ 26.3 million / € 18.6 million) for Christie's. A 1928 Patek Philippe sold for CHF 3.235 million (US$ 3.63 million / € 2.57 million).

Monday, 23 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
7 min read
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Lot 81: Patek Philippe single-button chronograph in white gold from 1928; est. CHF 1.5-2.5 million © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Christie’s

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Christie's will close the spring sales.

Wednesday, 04 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 min read
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Lot 74: pocket quarter repeater by Breguet, was made in 1813 for Caroline Bonaparte Murat, Queen of Naples; est. CHF 60,000-80,000 © Sotheby’s
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Sotheby's

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Sotheby's makes a date with its traditional Evening Sale.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Lot 255: set of four enamelled Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso ''Mucha’s Four Seasons'', limited edition from 1996; est. CHF 60,000-80,000 © Antiquorum
Culture
Geneva auctions are set to thrill: Antiquorum

Auction fever will descend on Geneva from mid-May as Antiquorum, Sotheby's and Christie's prepare to dazzle bidders with some 1,280 lots in all. Antiquorum is first to take the stage.

Monday, 02 May 2011
Danièle Chambas
2 min read
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Lot 187: pocket watch by the Genevan Henry Capt, dubbed ''Musique d'Amour''. Dated 1810 and estimated at CHF 70,000-90,000, it sold to a Chinese collector for CHF 200,500 © Antiquorum
Culture
Erotic watches hit the spot at Antiquorum

Thirty-two libertine timepieces changed hands on Sunday March 27th, realising CHF 722,300 (US$ 781,320 / € 551,645). Asian collectors bid fiercely both online and by telephone. This was the first time since 1997 that Antiquorum had offered such an important collection.

Tuesday, 05 April 2011
Danièle Chambas
3 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
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