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Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces

« Everywhere » © Krayon
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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Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt © MB&F
History & Masterpieces
Ten years of watch design at the Grand Prix de Genève

Between 2002 and 2011, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) singled out the year's best design. The winning timepieces are an eloquent reminder of the trends unfolding in a not-so-distant era.

Thursday, 07 December 2017
7 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Power and the pursuit of time

Christoph Ransmayr's brilliant new novel transports us to eighteenth-century China. Emperor Quianlong, whose passion for the measurement of time borders on obsession, invites to his court the most celebrated clockmaker of the day – a melancholic Englishman who finds himself caught up in the impossible demands of this Lord of Ten Thousand Years.

Friday, 01 December 2017
Luc Debraine
6 min read
Paul Newman
History & Masterpieces
Paul Newman's Daytona makes history

As October reached an end, there was a buzz in the air in New York. Was it pre-Hallowe'en excitement? The mildness of the Indian summer? Or the sale of Paul Newman's actual Rolex Daytona, the ultimate grail watch? What do you think?

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
4 min read
Geneva, around 1860-1861
History & Masterpieces
The invention of luxury watchmaking in Geneva (II)

In L’Invention du Luxe*, his recently published (in French) history of the watch industry in Geneva from 1815 to the present day, Pierre-Yves Donzé relates two centuries of watchmaking history to show how Geneva became the world capital of luxury timepieces. Part two: post-1945.

Thursday, 26 October 2017
4 min read
History & Masterpieces
The invention of luxury watchmaking in Geneva (I)

In L’Invention du Luxe*, recently published (in French), the historian Pierre-Yves Donzé relates two centuries of watchmaking history to show how Geneva became the world capital of luxury timepieces. Part one: pre-1945.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017
5 min read
History & Masterpieces
Vacheron Constantin, spelled V for vintage

Recent releases from Vacheron Constantin salute some of the firm's historic timepieces, a way of highlighting a heritage which, in today's market, has become the sign of authentic watchmaking.

Monday, 16 October 2017
4 min read
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History

The invention of luxury watchmaking in Geneva

Wednesday, 25 October 2017
Written By Christophe Roulet
5 min read
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