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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
3 min read
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Nicolas G. Hayek et sa Marie Antoinette © Breguet
History & Masterpieces
Breguet unveils its Marie-Antoinette watch

After three and a half years, a dream comes true for Nicolas G. Hayek as Breguet unveils its replica of the pocket watch made for France's most famous queen. Interview.

Saturday, 05 April 2008
Florence Noël
6 min read
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Culture
Interpol tackles the problem in the field

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, 18 March 2008
3 min read
Piaget’s take on the high-jewellery chronograph is ideal for either men or women. It is one of several haute joaillerie pieces to be launched this year by the brand.
History & Masterpieces
A tourbillon is nice but sometimes only diamonds will suffice

Although many brands create jewellery versions within each of their core product families, the true haute joaillerie watch stands apart from “set” pieces. But making this kind of commitment is not easy.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Where no watch had gone before…

Waltham, Rolex, "Shturmanskie", TAG Heuer, Breitling, Omega and Bulova have all been witness to historic exploits. They have climbed Everest, dived 10,000 metres under the sea, orbited the Earth or landed on the moon. A look back at these legendary adventurers

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Louis Nardin
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Longitude at sea: from compass to chronometer

Without longitude to steer their course, far too many sailors were lost at sea. It took centuries, and many ingenious inventions, before they were able to find the route to India or simply the way home.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Gian Pozzy
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Iconic watches

This is a very interesting subject, because each one of us has a different set of ideas about exactly what constitutes an iconic timepiece. I will first address the matter by thinking about the person who decides to start a collection of favourite watches.

Thursday, 21 February 2008
Michael Balfour
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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