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Antoine de Macedo, owner of two watch boutiques in Paris.
Culture
Pre-owned watches, Antoine de Macedo’s way

Last year Richemont announced its acquisition of Watchfinder.com, sealing its entry into the pre-owned market. More recently, the multi-brand Bucherer store in Geneva opened a fourth-floor Gallery dedicated to the buying and selling of vintage watches. And Antoine de Macedo in Paris? He has been buying, selling and servicing high-end pre-owned watches for 33 years.

Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Watch Live app
Culture
FHH Academy, the bridge to understanding Fine Watches

FHH Academy at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is the only organisation in the watch industry to deliver training that leads to industry-recognised certification. Initially targeting sales staff, it now also addresses the general public through digital tools.

Thursday, 26 September 2019
6 min read
The Old Woman, early 19th century (1) © MHL
History & Masterpieces
The MHL celebrates its half-century with the Sandoz collection

What, a former curator wondered, would be a fitting way for a horological museum to commemorate its half-century? With a celebration of course, but what else? By inviting friends and visitors to rediscover the renowned Sandoz collection, several outstanding pieces of which are part of the MHL's (Musée d'Horlogerie du Locle) own collection.

Friday, 19 September 2008
Eric Othenin-Girard
6 min read
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En 1896, Longines est le chronométreur officiel pour les Jeux olympiques d'Athènes © Longines
History & Masterpieces
Time measurement and the Olympics

Any mention of the Olympic spirit, and three words immediately spring to mind: "faster, higher, stronger." However, as "faster" suggests, speed supposes the measurement of time. The watches, clocks and other timekeepers that provide these measurements not only embody the athlete's competitive spirit; they epitomize the intelligence needed to make them.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008
David Chang
3 min read
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Sundial and nocturlabe by Senebier, 18th century (1) © Cluses Images Numériques
History & Masterpieces
The nocturnal, or the unsung angel of the night

When recounting the history of navigational instruments, what first comes to mind is the astrolabe, which measures latitude, and the marine chronometer, essential for calculating longitude. However, the enigmatic nocturnal is often forgotten, even though this instrument proved itself to be indispensable to the great navigators.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008
5 min read
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Culture
Still waiting for a collective response

As the recent Intellectual Property Day at Geneva University's School of Law clearly spelled out, counterfeiting is a global scourge and the weapons with which to fight it still lack bite. The last in a three-part file.

Friday, 20 June 2008
5 min read
GMT: Greenwich Mean Time
History & Masterpieces
Sir Sandford's GMT revolution

The introduction of time zones goes back barely more than 120 years. The idea came about thanks to the expansion of the railroad and the need for trains to run to reliable timetables. The man behind this revolutionary idea was a Scottish-born Canadian by the name of Sir Sandford Fleming.

Friday, 20 June 2008
Gian Pozzy
6 min read
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The building of the former German School of Watchmaking at the turn of the last century © Free
History & Masterpieces
German Watch Museum Glashütte

Officially inaugurated on May 22nd this year, the German Watch Museum Glashütte has opened to the public in the building of the former German School of Watchmaking. True to its slogan, "The fascination of time – Bringing time to life," the Museum will not only illustrate the art of watchmaking through its extensive collection, it will also pay tribute to the town of Glashütte, its citizens and their history.

Friday, 20 June 2008
8 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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