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Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces

Patrimony Perpetual Calendar, 2017 © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
Patrimony, the ultimate in classicism by Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin looked to two 1950s designs to launch the Patrimony in 2004. Functional and classic, it takes a minimalist approach. The latest addition to the collection is the Patrimony perpetual calendar ultra-thin with blue dial.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019
4 min read
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Co-Axial Calibre 8500 Omega
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part seven

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part seven: high-frequency mechanical escapements and the co-axial escapement.

Wednesday, 08 May 2019
5 min read
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Memovox Polaris 1968 © Jaeger-LeCoultre
History & Masterpieces
Jaeger-LeCoultre's Master Memovox, the sweet sound of time

"Memovox reminds, notifies and awakens" – a 1950 advertisement alerted the public to the merits of Jaeger-LeCoultre's new alarm watch. Classically elegant, resolutely functional, it would be the first in a long line of timepieces that still stand out today.

Wednesday, 01 May 2019
4 min read
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Quarter-repeater pocket watch, signed Vacheron Chossat & Comp. (1812) – Pocket watch with date by hand, Vacheron Constantin (1824).
History & Masterpieces
Vacheron Constantin celebrates its historic collaborations

In honour of the partnership between Jacques-Barthélémy Vacheron and François Constantin, initiated 200 years ago, the Manufacture is celebrating the many collaborations that have marked these two centuries of history. This tribute, in the form of a travelling exhibition, is joined by "Les Collectionneurs", a curated selection of vintage watches by the brand.

Thursday, 18 April 2019
6 min read
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The Mille Miglia 2019 Race Edition in steel is a 1,000-piece limited edition.
History & Masterpieces
Chopard's Mille Miglia, the gentleman driver's watch

Inspired by Italy's famed Mille Miglia race, since 1988 the eponymous collection from Chopard returns each year in limited editions. A combination of style, elegance and precise mechanisms, the brand has it all mapped out.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019
4 min read
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Hautes-fréquences-cover
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part six

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part six: modern escapements.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019
4 min read
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Catalogue 1977-1978 © Breitling
History & Masterpieces
Breitling checks in with the golden age of commercial aviation

Breitling debuts the Navitimer 1 Airline Editions, its first capsule collection in honour of the world's greatest airlines. First off the ground is Swissair, followed by Pan Am then TWA.

Thursday, 21 February 2019
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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New York Sales at Christie’s: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Reference 6538, circa 1957 - Lot 73 sold for $492,500
History & Masterpieces
2018 Vintage Watch Market Update

While the big brands continue to command high prices, the emergence of other names proves that the vintage market is never short on surprises. We look back at 2018 in the company of Heuer, Rolex, Breitling and Omega, along with Longines, Tissot, Seiko, Citizen and Orient.

Thursday, 07 February 2019
Michael Stockton
11 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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