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« Everywhere », Krayon © Anders Modig
History & Masterpieces
Krayon's Everywhere puts a new complication on the map

Watch constructor Rémi Maillat and his Neuchâtel-based brand have made a remarkable debut with a movement that can show sunrise and sunset times anywhere in the world.

Monday, 11 December 2017
5 min read
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Ilgiz Fazulzyanov
History & Masterpieces
The jewellery and enamel artist “Ilgiz F.” opens his first gallery in Paris

A rare breed, isolated by the nature of their art and until recently known only to connoisseurs, Grand Feu enamellers are slowly gaining wider attention. Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is part of this community which deserves full recognition.

Friday, 08 December 2017
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Patek Philippe
Culture
Phillips sets a new auction record for a wristwatch

The auction house sold a Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in stainless steel for CHF 11 million. Two other examples went for CHF 1.47 million and CHF 598,000. The sale realised a total of CHF 27.5 million.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
3 min read
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Marilyn Monroe Blancpain
Culture
Marilyn's watch under the hammer

Exciting times! Marilyn Monroe's Blancpain cocktail watch is appearing in public for the first time since 1962. Which bidder - and wallet – will prove worthy?

Friday, 11 November 2016
4 min read
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Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X-33
History & Masterpieces
The tool watch through the ages (2)

A tool watch is one in which means and ends coexist in perfect harmony and, as the tool watch has evolved, so has the idea of what it must constitute. With so many companies now peppering their ads with references to tool watches, what value can we still attach to the term? Can a tool watch created in the 1950s still be relevant in 2016?

Thursday, 10 November 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
7 min read
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Omega Seamaster
History & Masterpieces
The tool watch through the ages (1)

A tool watch is one in which means and ends coexist in perfect harmony and, as the tool watch has evolved, so has the idea of what it must constitute. With so many companies now peppering their ads with references to tool watches, what value can we still attach to the term? Can a tool watch created in the 1950s still be relevant in 2016?

Friday, 28 October 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
6 min read
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Girard Perregaux Montre bracelet La Esmeralda 2016 HD
History & Masterpieces
Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, a vision to behold

Some 150 years ago, a visionary watchmaker transformed his passion for the tourbillon into a stunning display of horological technique unlike anything ever seen before. Fortunately for today's aficionados, Girard-Perregaux has brought it back to life with versions that remain true to the spirit of the original.

Friday, 28 October 2016
5 min read
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Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair
Culture
Anti-counterfeiting operation in Hong Kong

Teams from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry ranged the aisles of the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair to track down counterfeiters and unauthorised users of the "Swiss" indication of origin, with positive results.

Monday, 17 October 2016
Michel Arnoux
4 min read
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