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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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Seizure of counterfeit watches in Latin America © FH
Culture
The Swiss Watch Federation tracks counterfeiters in the field

Michel Arnoux, head of the anti-counterfeiting division at the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, talked about the Federation's experience in the field to an audience at the Salon Environnement Professionnel Horlogerie Joaillerie in June.

Monday, 19 July 2010
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Culture
ECAL joins the fight against fakes

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie (FHH) and the University of Art and Design in Lausanne (ECAL) have joined forces in a project to produce short films on the theme of counterfeiting. This partnership is part of a wider awareness campaign in which the general public and Swiss film-makers also play a part.

Friday, 02 July 2010
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History & Masterpieces
Swatch, forever young

Centuries after scholars of the Middle Ages came a cropper on the philosopher's stone, Nicolas Hayek achieved the unthinkable and turned plastic into gold.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010
3 min read
Dix écoles d’horlogerie suisses, chefs-d'œuvre de savoir-faire, by Estelle Fallet and Antoine Simonin, published by Editions Antoine Simonin, 2010, 568 pages © Editions Antoine Simonin
History & Masterpieces
Ten schools of watchmaking under the loupe

After the exhibition at the Musées d'Art et d'Histoire in Geneva, held in 2008 and 2009, a new book traces the history of the Swiss watchmaking schools, and a century of innovation and evolution, through students' end-of-study pieces.

Friday, 18 June 2010
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The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry has just launched an original initiative: a website selling fakes which isn't what it claims to be either. Every 30 seconds or when hitting certain commands, ... © FHS
Culture
Cybercounterfeiting (IV): the fight against fakes

The phenomenon of counterfeiting has now reached an unprecedented scale. The value of the global counterfeit goods market could grow from $5.5 billion in 1982 to nearly $600 billion in 2010, which is 10% of world trade, according to Eric Woerth, former French budget minister.

Friday, 18 June 2010
Cédric Gordon
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The Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 which sold for CHF 6.2 million ($5.7 m/€4.4 m) © Christie’s
Culture
"The scissor effect is being confirmed"

Watch auctions are experiencing an increasingly marked scissor effect, with top lots attracting fierce bidding while the less attractive lots struggle. A closer look with Aurel Bacs, International Co-Head of Christie's Watch Department.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010
5 min read
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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