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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
3 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
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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
Jean Louis Bouchet - Astronomic Skeleton Regulator © FP Journe
History & Masterpieces
François-Paul Journe pays tribute to French watchmaking

Twelve exceptional clocks from the 18th and 19th centuries are on display inside the workshop of this watchmaker with a passion for the history of time measurement.

Friday, 30 January 2009
Florence Noël
3 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
5 min read
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