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Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces

Model Les amours de Pâris et d'Hélène © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
2020: a strong year for watch auctions

A difficult year for brands, 2020 was full of positives for auction houses, in particular online, with a raft of record prices. A look at some of the top lots to have crossed the block.

Wednesday, 06 January 2021
4 min read
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Grande Sonnerie Ref. 6301P © Patek Philippe
History & Masterpieces
A year of Grande Sonneries

Patek Philippe is the latest of the Manufactures to present a Grand Sonnerie this year, joining Vacheron Constantin and Audemars Piguet. Given the intricacy of this melodious complication, three such launches constitute an exceptional event.

Wednesday, 02 December 2020
4 min read
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Zenith El Primero Chronomaster
History & Masterpieces
The story of an icon: Zenith's El Primero

Unveiled in 1969, El Primero is the first ever fully integrated, high-frequency, automatic chronograph movement. For many years the most precise chronograph in the world, it remains a symbol of performance and continues to rule the hearts of mechanical watch enthusiasts. Here's its story...

Tuesday, 03 April 2018
5 min read
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The new Santos collection, presented at SIHH 2018, features interchangeable bracelets and straps
History & Masterpieces
Santos de Cartier, the modern icon

Technology and design have undergone countless transformations since 1904 when Louis Cartier imagined the Santos for aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont, and still this revolutionary wristwatch hasn't aged a day. For proof, the new Santos collection, presented this year, bears a striking similarity to the original, as befits a true classic.

Thursday, 08 March 2018
5 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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échappement-4-cover
Regulating organs

All about the incredible invention of escapement

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