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Dominique Renaud and Luiggino Torrigiani © Timm Delfs
History & Masterpieces
Watchmaking pioneer Dominique Renaud is back (II)

After several years away, Dominique Renaud, co-founder of Renaud & Papi, has returned to Switzerland with an exciting mechanical movement in his luggage. So what exactly is the DR01 Twelve First?

Wednesday, 31 January 2018
5 min read
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Dominique Renaud © Dominique Renaud SA - Gianni Comporota & Stéphane Mocan
History & Masterpieces
Watchmaking pioneer Dominique Renaud is back (I)

After several years away, Dominique Renaud, co-founder of Renaud & Papi, has returned to Switzerland with an exciting mechanical movement in his luggage. But who exactly is Dominique Renaud?

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
3 min read
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Omega Seamaster cal.1040
History & Masterpieces
The Rise and Fall of the Central Minutes Chronograph

The apogee of the 'plain' chronograph in terms legibility and functionality was reached with the inexplicably rare central minute complication in the early 1970s. The big question among watch lovers and connoisseurs is why the big players no longer produce such marvels…

Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
10 min read
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Marie-Antoinette
History & Masterpieces
Breguet – Marie-Antoinette in the Land of the Rising Sun

What do Breguet, Versailles, Queen Marie-Antoinette and Japan have in common? A major retrospective edition to be held from October 25th to February 27th 2017 at the Mori Arts Center Gallery in Tokyo. Here, we take a look back at the exceptional bond that links Breguet to the last queen of France.

Monday, 15 August 2016
The HH Journal editors
4 min read
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso
History & Masterpieces
The endless possibilities of the Reverso

From its sporting beginnings, the Reverso has brought its unmistakable identity to multiple styles and genres. It is an object of genius which brilliantly fulfilled its original brief, and has produced a host of equally brilliant interpretations… which its inventors were doubtless far from imagining, eighty-five years ago.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016
5 min read
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The Lemania Two-Pusher Royal Navy Chronograph
History & Masterpieces
The ultimate military chronograph

Before the introduction of electronics and GPS, an accurate mechanical watch was a very important piece of military equipment. The Lemania Two-Pusher Royal Navy Chronograph is a case study in minimalism.

Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
6 min read
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Rolex Air King
History & Masterpieces
Telling stories: the Rolex Air - King

Rolex surprised everyone at Baselworld 2016 when it reintroduced the Air-King, a model it had dropped from its collection two years earlier. The revamped Air-King's aviation backstory featured extensively in its launch, giving an example of a new trend in the industry.

Friday, 10 June 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
8 min read
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Greubel Forsey
Culture
$1,461,507 for the Naissance d’une Montre school watch

Collectors vied for the Montre Ecole (school watch) from the Naissance d’une Montre project, that was sold at auction by Christie’s in Hong Kong. The hammer came down at over triple the low estimate.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016
The HH Journal editors
1 min read
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