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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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The Cartier Time Art exhibition design is directed by Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka © Tokujin Yoshioka/Cartier
History & Masterpieces
Cartier celebrates 150 years of time art

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.

Tuesday, 06 September 2011
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Culture
The FHH takes a true look at fakes

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.

Tuesday, 05 July 2011
Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
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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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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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