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RM 19-02 Tourbillon Fleur © Richard Mille
Culture
It's a woman's world too, for Richard Mille

The first Richard Mille Racing Team is an all-female crew that will be on the starting grid for the next 24 Hours of Le Mans. Confirmation that women are very much part of the "family".

Wednesday, 01 April 2020
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RM 52-05 Tourbillon Pharrell Williams © Richard Mille
Culture
Hip-hop's most namechecked watch brands

Luxury and music have always gone together, from the clothes artists wear to the cars they drive or the watches that shine on their wrists. We look at which brands get the most namechecks and the trendsetters behind them.

Friday, 27 March 2020
Hope Frost
5 min read
Antiquorum September 2009 auction: Patek Philippe astronomic platinum wristwatch (Ref. 5016P) © Antiquorum
Culture
A spectacular start to this autumn’s auctions

With two world records achieved at Antiquorum in New York, and a successful third Only Watch charity auction in Monaco, under the hammer of Patrizzi & Co, the autumn season of collectible watch sales has got off to a flying start.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009
5 min read
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The size of a coin, this pattern varies indefinitely, meaning each code is unique and impossible to reproduce, exactly like a fingerprint © Prooftag
Culture
Parmigiani introduces a new authentication system

Parmigiani Fleurier, in partnership with the French company Prooftag, is equipping its watches with a system that certifies the authenticity and origin of its timepieces, using Bubble TagTM technology.».

Monday, 19 October 2009
4 min read
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The Clockmakers' Museum est situé près du Guildhall dans la City de Londres © The Clockmakers’ Company
History & Masterpieces
The museum and library of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in London

The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers is the oldest surviving horological institution in the world, that also possesses a Museum which holds the oldest collection of clocks, watches and sundials to be found anywhere in the world.

Monday, 21 September 2009
Michael Balfour
5 min read
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The Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award was presented to Silvester Stallone at the festival’s closing ceremony on September 12th © Jaeger-LeCoultre
Culture
Mechanical marvels and the red carpet

Five years into its association with the Venice International Film Festival, held early September, Jaeger-LeCoultre was again a focus of attention in the City of the Doges. The Manufacture has played an even more important role since 2008, when it became one of the event’s three main partners.

Monday, 21 September 2009
Cristina d’Agostino
3 min read
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Blossoming flower pot clock
History & Masterpieces
The Forbidden City and its clocks

Emperors were fascinated by the chiming clocks brought to China by Western missionaries in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the Imperial Court lost no time in creating its own workshops.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
David Chang
5 min read
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Counterfeit Breitling tourbillon © Fabrice Guéroux
Culture
Counterfeiters take their business a step further

Just as brands are developing new systems to authenticate their watches, so counterfeiters are stepping up a gear too.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Fabrice Guéroux
2 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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