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