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Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 © Breguet
History & Masterpieces
The extra-thin tourbillon, by Breguet

That Abraham-Louis Breguet sold just 35 tourbillon watches in his lifetime gives some idea of the extreme complexity of this mechanism. Introduced in 2013 and returning this year as a skeletonised version, the Classique Tourbillon Extra-Thin Automatic 5377 celebrates this legacy.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019
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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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© Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
Culture
Genuine or fake: do we have a choice?

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.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Fabienne Lupo
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Culture
"The Clock" wins the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale

An artwork that constantly gives the time while transporting viewers in place through an extraordinary collage of film clips: "The Clock" won its creator, Christian Marclay, the Golden Lion for best artist at the 54th Venice Biennale.

Monday, 20 June 2011
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Lot 99, a Patek Philippe n° 174907, was commissioned in 1918 and delivered on April 22nd 1920. Estimated at US$ 200,000 to US$ 400,000, it realised US$ 986,500 on the day © Christie's
Culture
Christie's New York auctions two exceptional pocket watches

Both came from the legendary collection of the American auto manufacturer James Ward Packard, and were recently rediscovered after spending sixty years in a bank vault. They were part of Christie's sale of Important Watches on June 15th in New York.

Friday, 17 June 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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The Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Lausanne, June 5th to 7th © Oliver O'Hanlon
Culture
"Counterfeiters are stealing our identity"

Attendees at the Financial Times Business of Luxury Summit in Lausanne, June 5th to 7th, debated the theme, On the Counterfeiting Battlefield. They concluded that only a battle on all fronts, including educating consumers, would bring tangible results.

Thursday, 09 June 2011
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''Do you have a choice? Don't be a partner in crime.'' © FHH
Culture
The FHH gives the real deal on fakes

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie joins World Anti-Counterfeiting Day on June 8th and continues its fight against fakes. Since 2009, the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) has campaigned to show the true face of counterfeiting, and raise public awareness that trade in counterfeit products thrives only when aided and abetted by people who knowingly buy fakes.

Wednesday, 08 June 2011
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
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Christie’s lot 316 : unmounted heart-shaped Type IIa diamond weighing 56 carats it found a buyer at CHF 9.6 million © Christie’s
Culture
New auction records for jewellery at Christie's and Sotheby's

On May 18th, Christie's realised CHF 69 million (US$ 78.1 million) at its Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale, chasing the CHF 79 million (US$ 89.5 million) which Sotheby's had garnered the previous day for its sale of Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011
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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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