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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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Vintage Altiplano watch with caliber 12P © Piaget
History & Masterpieces
Twentieth-century revolutions: Piaget and extra-thin calibres

Throughout its evolution during the twentieth century, the wristwatch has been the incentive for feats of miniaturisation in mechanical movements. Extra-thin calibres are a prime example and Piaget, which has distinguished itself in this art, sets a new record this year.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010
3 min read
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Quartz movement GP350 from 1970 © Girard-Perregaux
History & Masterpieces
Twentieth-century revolutions: Girard-Perregaux and quartz

Throughout its evolution during the twentieth century, the wristwatch has been the incentive for exploits in movements. Quartz gave new meaning to precision and Girard-Perregaux, a pioneer in the field, is duly celebrating its first steps in quartz, 40 years ago.

Wednesday, 27 January 2010
3 min read
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Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre - Calibre 978 Master Tourbillon © Jaeger-LeCoultre
History & Masterpieces
The Concours International de Chronométrie puts watchmakers to the test

Quartz saw the last of timing competitions. Now they return with the Concours International de Chronométrie, organised by the Musée d’Horlogerie du Locle. Jaeger-LeCoultre and René Addor are the victors of this first edition.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
9 min read
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Lot 499 : Patek Philippe, Genève, référencée 3420 et datée 1969. (Estimée de 5,000 à 7,000 euros) © Tajan
Culture
Tajan: Auctions December 7th, 2009 in Paris

On December 7th2009, at Espace Tajan, Paris, will be held the second part of their Jewels and Watches auction.

Monday, 30 November 2009
Argus des montres
1 min read
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Hampden Watch Company 16 size, No. 103, 23 jewels, adjusted, ¾ plate, 2 color damaskeened nickel, free sprung, gold wheel train, gold jewel settings, lever set, hunting case, c. 1891 © DR
History & Masterpieces
Collecting American Treasure

First opened to the public in 1977, the National Watch and Clock Museum, located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has grown from less than 1,000 items and now includes more than 12,000 to house the most comprehensive horological collection in North America.

Friday, 27 November 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
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Antiquorum Celebrating 35 Years of Making History in Time : lot 364, Patek Philippe Calibre 89 de la collection Matsuda © Antiquorum
Culture
The world’s most complicated timepiece is auctioned at Antiquorum

Autumn is auction season in Geneva, with the legendary Patek Philippe Calibre 89 totalling 33 complications coming under the hammer at Antiquorum. The Genevan manufacture is also in the spotlight at Sotheby’s, alongside Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, and two collections of enamel pocket watches.

Friday, 13 November 2009
5 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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