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History & Masterpieces
Brittany Cox, an exceptional horological conservator - Part two

Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the foremost horological conservators in the world. From studies to today’s accomplishment, she explains her thoughts and visions.

Thursday, 23 January 2020
Cait Bazemore
10 min read
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Brittany Nicole Cox
History & Masterpieces
Brittany Cox, an exceptional horological conservator - Part one

Brittany Nicole Cox is one of the foremost horological conservators in the world. From studies to today’s accomplishment, she explains her thoughts and visions.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Cait Bazemore
8 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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History & Masterpieces
Fun times

The often very serious art of watchmaking has taken a whimsical detour this year. Several elite watchmakers, possibly in an effort to entertain us, have unleashed a bevy of eccentric timepieces that seem destined to become collectors’ items.

Friday, 24 October 2008
6 min read
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Geneva School of Watchmaking.
History & Masterpieces
School-watches, Masterpieces of Expertise

An exhibition at the Geneva Musées d’art et d’histoire retraces the evolution of Swiss watchmaking from the mid-19th century up until today through the presentation of school-watches. Embodiments of professional training, they are the reflection of watchmaking values of yesterday and today.

Friday, 24 October 2008
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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