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Culture

Brand ambassador Luke Evans wearing the Bulgari Bulgari in 2017
History & Masterpieces
Bulgari Bulgari, a name to remember

A classic among watches, instantly recognisable by the logo on its bezel, the Bulgari Bulgari marked the Italian firm's arrival as a watchmaker. Four decades later, it remains an icon of style.

Wednesday, 13 June 2018
5 min read
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Drawing of an anchor escapement’s lifts
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part Two

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part two: from the invention of the balance spring in 1675 to the detached lever escapement in the 1770s.

Wednesday, 06 June 2018
5 min read
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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio 47 mm
Culture
Watches and magnetism: poles apart? (II)

Watchmakers have always been at pains to shield their movements from magnetic fields. But as science has progressed, a handful of visionaries have searched for ways to turn magnetism to their advantage. This two-part article - an MRI of the latest developments – explains just what the big attraction is.

Thursday, 05 October 2017
6 min read
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Piaget Emperador 700P, Lip Nautic-Ski, IWC Ingenieur Automatic
Culture
Watches and magnetism: poles apart? (I)

Watchmakers have always been at pains to shield their movements from magnetic fields. But as science has progressed, a handful of visionaries have searched for ways to turn magnetism to their advantage. This two-part article - an MRI of the latest developments – explains just what the big attraction is.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
5 min read
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Culture
Fifty years of the quartz wristwatch

Fifty years ago, an institute in Neuchâtel fulfilled its mission to produce a quartz movement small enough to fit inside a wristwatch. This was the beginning of a revolution, for better and for worse, in the Swiss watch industry.

Thursday, 28 September 2017
6 min read
Culture
The learning curve

Training and certification are two essential missions of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, a role it fulfils via its HH Academy. Initially for sales staff training, now a much wider audience can benefit.

Monday, 25 September 2017
7 min read
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5168G
History & Masterpieces
Aquanaut, the luxury of steel

2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the Aquanaut, a Patek Philippe sports watch which, despite its pedigree and fabulous design, remains in the shadow of the legendary Nautilus, and continues to divide hardcore fans of the brand.

Monday, 18 September 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
6 min read
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Culture
Slide rule: what is it, and how does it work?
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
3 min watch
Celebrity

Tom Selleck, never without my Rolex

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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