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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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Step by step, level by level, participants perfect their knowledge.
Culture
FHH Academy, watchmaking's gateway to knowledge

Watch Advisor, Watch Specialist or Watch Expert: FHH Academy helps participants take their understanding of watches and watchmaking to the next level, and earn an industry-recognised certificate in the process.

Wednesday, 20 November 2019
4 min read
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Montre militaire Omega montée sur la base d'une montre de poche. Cadran entièrement peint © Fabrice Guéroux
Culture
What price that collector's watch?

Counterfeiting hits hardest in three markets: brands, pre-owned and collectors. Spurred on by the current infatuation with watches, itself fuelled by the media and by brands' all-out marketing campaigns, more and more people, from enlightened amateurs to recent converts, are turning to collecting. Meanwhile, the century's biggest communications channel, the Internet, has taken this interest in vintage watches to just about the four corners of the globe.

Friday, 19 December 2008
Fabrice Guéroux
4 min read
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La Casa, the shop on the city's prestigious Avenida Quinta © Cuervo y Sobrinos
History & Masterpieces
Havana time with Cuervo y Sobrinos

Imagine Cuba, pearl of the Caribbean, in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The first democratic constitution had come into force. The country had recently gained international recognition as a member of the United Nations. President Batista came and went and came again, helped by the United States which had an iron grip on the island's mining, agriculture and public services. Americans fleeing Prohibition had already flocked to the island at the turn of the century. Fifty years later they would once again be seduced by Havana, now a hub of corruption, gambling and trafficking of every possible kind.

Friday, 19 December 2008
4 min read
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Kalender of Shepherdes, circa 1556. At its height, astrology permeated religion, science, philosophy and all human activity
History & Masterpieces
Medicine and Measuring Time

The position of the stars, the signs of the zodiac, precious stones, predictions ... Over the course of the centuries, many doctors have also been astronomers, engineers and watchmakers. So what is the connection between these branches of knowledge?

Friday, 28 November 2008
Dominique Fléchon
5 min read
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Culture
Just another Saturday night in Bali

At Bagus Watch in Bali, everything is fake. Nor does the store try to hide the fact, brazenly announcing "the ultimate range of replica watches in Asia." A temple of fakedom that doesn't deter the tourists.

Friday, 28 November 2008
Quentin Simonet
5 min read
Dondi's astrarium is a mechanical representation of Ptolemy's geocentric system* © MIH
History & Masterpieces
Dondi's astrarium, the eighth wonder of the world

The Italian astronomer Giovanni da Dondi devised and built the first planetary clock, which he completed in 1364. Considered a pure product of Italian genius, it nonetheless finished on the scrap heap… though not without firing the imagination of the medievalists who set about its reconstruction.

Friday, 24 October 2008
6 min read
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Photo of a Milgauss 6451: dial repainted and reworked (fake), aftermarket (counterfeit) hands, case, and bezel. The movement and the crown are original © Fabrice Guéroux
Culture
Antique watches: do you have to be a seasoned expert?

The new market of aftermarket parts, used in the famous "authentic-fake watches", has the wind in its sails and is likely to fool even the most knowledgeable collectors. Unfortunately, the pleasure of unearthing a rare timepiece has become rarer than the watch itself…

Friday, 24 October 2008
Fabrice Guéroux
4 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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