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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
4 min read
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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
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Culture
Tracking down watches on the Net

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 first in a three-part file.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
3 min read
Blossoming Flower Clock (1) © David Chang
History & Masterpieces
Chinese-made clocks in the Qing Dynasty

After reading Fernando Correia de Oliveira's article (HH Journal 13) on how mechanical clocks were introduced to China, I wanted to continue the story and explain how, after that historic moment, the Chinese began to make their own clocks.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
David Chang
4 min read
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History & Masterpieces
The Minerva Institute joins Time Aeon in its efforts to promote training

Defending the same values for an identical vision of Fine Watchmaking, the Minerva Institute, which belongs to the Richemont group, has announced a partnership with Time Aeon Foundation to ensure that the chain of knowledge continues unbroken.

Monday, 14 April 2008
4 min read
Chapter One © Maîtres du Temps
History & Masterpieces
In search of the perfect timepiece

Making its entrance in the Fine Watch segment this year, Maîtres du Temps brings together some of the foremost independent watchmakers for the creation of an exceptional timepiece. Christophe Claret, Roger Dubuis and Peter Speake-Marin are first to take the stage.

Sunday, 13 April 2008
Florence Noël
4 min read
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Quai de l'Ile Date Self-winding © Vacheron Constantin
Culture
Vacheron Constantin goes all out against counterfeiting

The Genevan Manufacture proposes a watch that is as inviolable as a Swiss banknote. A technological prowess of the utmost beauty.

Friday, 11 April 2008
Florence Noël
4 min read
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History & Masterpieces
"Fine Watchmaking Celebrates Sport"

Exceptional watches are the reflection of human genius in "Fine Watchmaking Celebrates Sport," the exhibition which the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is staging at the SIHH 2008. A tribute to the shared values of sport and the watchmaker's art.

Monday, 07 April 2008
6 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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