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60th Anniversary Limited Edition Professional Diver’s 600M Spring Drive Calibrer 9RA5 © Grand Seiko
History & Masterpieces
The powerful roar of the Grand Seiko lion at 60

Grand Seiko has put together a dazzling agenda for its 60th anniversary, marked by the opening of new manufacturing facilities, the inauguration of a flagship boutique on Place Vendôme, a dozen limited editions fitted with new calibres, and the unveiling of a concept movement.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Detail of the piece Tropical Fossil realized by the sculptor Gianluca Pacchioni
Culture
A guided tour of European craftsmanship

Over 650 artisans from 25 countries feature in a new online searchable guide to European craftsmanship, developed by the Michelangelo Foundation. The platform also has suggestions for master classes, exhibitions and tours, recommendations from personalities in craftsmanship and design, and ideas for immersive experiences across Europe.

Wednesday, 16 September 2020
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Audemars Piguet Only Watch – Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic © Audemars Piguet
Culture
Only Watch achieves a record €4.5 million

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.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Personalisation is a fabulous asset for the Reverso © Jaeger-LeCoultre
History & Masterpieces
The Reverso reveals a personal side

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.

Wednesday, 07 September 2011
5 min read
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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
4 min read
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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
2 min read
© 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
4 min read
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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
2 min read
Reference 768 © Breitling
Watch Stories

Military watches – don’t mention the war

Friday, 22 May 2020
Written By Christophe Roulet
5 min read
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