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Articles on the subject: History & Masterpieces

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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Les Cabinotiers Ultra thin minute repeater, A romantic note © Vacheron Constantin
History & Masterpieces
Vacheron Constantin speaks collectors' language with Les Cabinotiers

Opened in 2006, Vacheron Constantin's Les Cabinotiers department is something of a world apart. It renews with the tradition of bespoke watches and one-of-a-kind pieces, offered as a service to collectors.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020
4 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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Horological Machine N°4 Thunderbolt © MB&F
History & Masterpieces
Ten years of watch design at the Grand Prix de Genève

Between 2002 and 2011, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) singled out the year's best design. The winning timepieces are an eloquent reminder of the trends unfolding in a not-so-distant era.

Thursday, 07 December 2017
7 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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