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Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces

Portugieser Reference IW325 from 1954 © IWC
History & Masterpieces
The Portugieser by IWC

Specially created in 1939 for two Portuguese wholesalers, its classical lines and multiple complications have earned it iconic status. We look back at the story of a giant among watches.

Wednesday, 04 September 2019
4 min read
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Seiko Spring Drive Caliber 9R02 manual winding
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part ten

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 ten: magnetic escapements.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019
3 min read
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Elvis Presley Omega (Book)
History & Masterpieces
Elvis Presley's Omega under the hammer

Gifted to him by RCA Records in 1961 for 75 million album sales, Elvis Presley's Omega comes up for auction this May.

Friday, 23 February 2018
The FHH Journal editors
2 min read
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Reine de Naples 8909 (2015) © Breguet
History & Masterpieces
A royal beauty: the story of Breguet's Reine de Naples

Created in 2002 in honour of the first recorded watch to be worn on the wrist, the Reine de Naples collection originates in a unique timepiece, commissioned in 1810 by Caroline Murat and which, despite the best efforts of historians and collectors, has vanished without trace. Today's Reine de Naples, distinguished by its egg shape and its complications, has become a legend in its own right.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
5 min read
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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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« Everywhere », Krayon © Anders Modig
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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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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