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Culture

Rolex Arts Weekend at the Deutsches Theater, Berlin - February 2018
Culture
The Rolex Mentor program: the chance of a lifetime

Which talented young artist wouldn’t dream of having a renowned master as a personal mentor for one year?

Wednesday, 11 December 2019
Victoria Townsend
4 min read
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Daniel Roth © Fred Merz / LUNDI13
Culture
The seven lives of Daniel Roth

Behind the Jean Daniel Nicolas name is the incomparable talent of Daniel Roth, who continues to use traditional techniques to hand-make... three watches a year. A look back at an extraordinary career.

Wednesday, 04 December 2019
7 min read
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Enamelled bassine watch. Signed by the two Huaud brothers, enamel painters to the Elector of Brandenburg, circa 1695 © photo : Pascal Brunet
History & Masterpieces
Arras honours the inventors of time

The Museum of Fine Arts in Arras, in northern France, this year ends a trilogy of exhibitions on the watchmaker's art. "The inventors of time – Treasures of horology from 1500 to 1700" pays tribute to the Renaissance geniuses who set out in pursuit of technological and artistic excellence.

Monday, 23 March 2009
5 min read
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Galileo Galilei (15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was a Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution
History & Masterpieces
2009 is the International Year of Astronomy

Following a request by the Italian government in 2007, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared 2009 to be the International Year of Astronomy. Citizens of the world can discover, or rediscover, how important this science is, and has been since the dawn of time. The year 2009 was symbolically chosen as the 400th anniversary of the first observations made with an astronomical telescope.

Monday, 23 March 2009
1 min read
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This is a horizontal sundial made of stone with a brass gnomon © Timm Delfs
History & Masterpieces
From the gnomon to the watch
Monday, 23 March 2009
2 min read
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Bathy V2, automatic mechanical movement calibre FL 305, grade 5 titanium case © Favre-Leuba
History & Masterpieces
Favre-Leuba, a history that reaches back 291 years

After being sold in 2003 and re-launched as of 2006, Favre-Leuba's new directors have uncovered a manuscript, dated 1718, which relates how Abraham Favre, a former church elder, began to learn the intricacies of watchmaking that very year. The company itself was established in 1737.

Monday, 23 February 2009
4 min read
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A counterfeit Franck Muller with a fake ETA movement © Fabrice Guéroux
Culture
Anti-counterfeiting: pulling out all the stops to protect tradition

With the counterfeit market apparently thriving, and intent on taking advantage of the current crisis while ever it can, the weapons with which to fight this scourge are many and varied.

Monday, 23 February 2009
Fabrice Guérroux
3 min read
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Culture
A hard-hitting anti-counterfeiting campaign

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, in partnership with the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry, is launching an international campaign to wipe out counterfeiting. This new campaign targets those who carry the most responsibility for keeping this twenty-first century scourge alive: the people who buy.

Friday, 30 January 2009
3 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
5 min read
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