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Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces

Spirit of Saint-Louis
History & Masterpieces
Pilot watches: mastering the Hour Angle (II)

Since its invention, watch has been associated with the great human conquests, and that of the skies is no exception. Right from the time of the first flights, watchmakers developed instruments designed to serve pilots’ needs. Their functions continue to cultivate the image of airborne adventurers.

Monday, 19 June 2017
6 min read
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Longines Original Lindbergh Hour Angle Watch
History & Masterpieces
Pilot watches: mastering the Hour Angle (I)

Since its invention, the watch has been associated with mankind's greatest endeavours, and the conquest of the skies is no exception to this rule. From the very first flights, watchmakers developed instruments of use to pilots, and these functions are lasting reminders of these airborne adventurers.

Friday, 16 June 2017
6 min read
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Rolex Daytona « Paul Newman »
History & Masterpieces
Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona under the hammer

News broke on social media on June 1st: the actual Rolex Daytona "Paul Newman" belonging to Mr Paul Newman will be sold by Aurel Bacs at the first Phillips watch auction in New York, this October.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Geoffroy Ader
5 min read
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Omega - 1957 - Broad Arrow
History & Masterpieces
The Speedmaster saga in 18 watches

As the Omega Speedmaster turns 60, when better to look back on a saga that packs half a century of timekeeping history into a single watch.

Thursday, 23 March 2017
9 min read
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Zenith El Primero
History & Masterpieces
El Primero, the race to make the first automatic chronograph

Compared to a three-hand mechanical watch, the stopwatch/chronograph gives a whole new meaning to time which is no longer simply "accounted for" but started, stopped, reset and sliced into segments. In this evolutionary ladder, one important chapter rightfully belongs to the Zenith El Primero, introduced in 1969.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
8 min read
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Ulysse Nardin Innovision 2
History & Masterpieces
Freak, made in innovation

Reports of mechanical watchmaking's death are greatly exaggerated, as Ulysse Nardin sets out to prove with the Freak, a game-changer since its launch in 2001 that continues its drive to take watchmaking into the future.

Thursday, 16 March 2017
4 min read
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Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Tourbillon
History & Masterpieces
Malte, giving form to beauty

Launched with the third millennium and revisited for the 100th anniversary of the tonneau form, the Malte collection testifies to the technical expertise and creative aesthetics associated with Vacheron Constantin. With it, the Manufacture expresses the different facets of its art to outstanding effect, particularly when embracing the demands of its form completely.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
4 min read
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Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge
History & Masterpieces
Marine chronometers: surfing the wave

Without precision timekeeping, the oceans might have remained immense stretches of unexplored water. As the skippers taking part in the Vendée Globe continue their single-handed, round-the-world race, a look at how watchmaking and navigation came together. Ship ahoy!

Friday, 06 January 2017
7 min read
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In the metal

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph

Monday, 31 July 2017
Written By Alex Ballmer
3 min read
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