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Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces

60th Anniversary Limited Edition Professional Diver’s 600M Spring Drive Calibrer 9RA5 © Grand Seiko
History & Masterpieces
The powerful roar of the Grand Seiko lion at 60

Grand Seiko has put together a dazzling agenda for its 60th anniversary, marked by the opening of new manufacturing facilities, the inauguration of a flagship boutique on Place Vendôme, a dozen limited editions fitted with new calibres, and the unveiling of a concept movement.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020
6 min read
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Altiplano Ultimate Concept © Piaget
History & Masterpieces
Can anyone beat Piaget at ultra-thin?

With the release of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, now commercially available, Piaget has raised the stakes in ultra-thin watches – and the question of whether makers have reached the limit of what is physically possible.

Wednesday, 13 May 2020
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Rousseau and the mechanisms of politics

The 300th anniversary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, which Geneva celebrates this year, is a chance to reflect on history. Indeed, the eighteenth century saw the city rise to prominence as a centre for watchmaking, which goes some way to explaining the philosopher's ideas.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
"Timepieces Signed Rousseau"*

For the 300th anniversary of the birth of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the Patek Philippe Museum, with the Comité Européen Jean-Jacques Rousseau, is organising Timepieces Signed Rousseau, an exhibition which opened on May 11th and will run until mid-October.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
1 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Rousseau, the "self-taught genius"

So much has been written about Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), it would be unrealistic to try to give even a glimpse. These two portraits offer some insight into ideas which have endured the centuries.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012
2 min read
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History & Masterpieces
A Genevan heritage, cherished by Chopard

"Watchmaking in Geneva, the magic of craftsmanship, treasures of gold and enamel" has the support of Chopard, a watchmaker anchored in tradition for which these treasures of the past, showcased in Geneva, constitute an extraordinary heritage which the Manufacture perpetuates.

Monday, 07 May 2012
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Rolex Deepsea Challenge: 10,898 metres under the sea

On 26 March 2012, the expedition Deepsea Challenge descended 10,898 metres to reach the Challenger Deep, the ocean’s deepest point located in the Mariana Trench. Attached to the manipulator arm of the submersible, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge.

Friday, 20 April 2012
Janine Vuilleumier
5 min read
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History & Masterpieces
Cartier breaks the sound barrier

Unsurprisingly, Cartier has again raised the bar for its 2012 launches. Outstanding among these new models are a Grande Complication Skeleton Pocket Watch and a Rotonde de Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon, Cartier's first incursion into striking watches since upping its game. The pocket watch in particular sent a ripple of approval through the audience at the presentation.

Wednesday, 04 January 2012
2 min read
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Reference 768 © Breitling
Watch Stories

Military watches – don’t mention the war

Friday, 22 May 2020
Written By Christophe Roulet
5 min read
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