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Balance wheel with silicon hairspring © Firehouse Horology
Connoisseur of watches
Why engineers are leading the battle of the balance spring

When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.

Monday, 14 October 2019
4 min read
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The original Monaco from 1969 was considered too unconventional for the era.
Trend Forecaster
A little piece of Elvis, Paul or Jackie on your wrist…

With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.

Friday, 11 October 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The collector's eye: in search of rarity

Collecting has existed since ancient times, in different forms but always with the same desire to uncover that elusive object. It is also a quest we should pursue with the utmost caution since it moved online, "home" to the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Geoffroy Ader
4 min read
Monsieur de Chanel
Trend Forecaster
Not for men only

Have a look at these seven men’s watches worthy of a woman’s love.

Monday, 01 May 2017
4 min read
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MB&F - Destination Moon
Watch Stories
Shooting for the Stars

From the infinitely vast to the infinitely small, the mysteries of the cosmos continue to fascinate watchmakers. Enjoy this one-way voyage into space and time, courtesy of Louis Moinet, Graham and MB&F.

Friday, 28 April 2017
Victoria Townsend
6 min read
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Livre Blanc
Connoisseur of watches
A White Paper on Fine Watchmaking

What precisely do we mean by Fine Watchmaking? This is a complex question which the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie set out to answer through a definition of this singular environment and the brands within it. The White Paper on Fine Watchmaking is the result of three years of work by the Foundation's Cultural Council.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Press Release
3 min read
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Watch Stories
How watchmakers are caring for Planet Earth

Since 1970, countries around the world have celebrated Earth Day. On April 22, close to 200 nations took part in the annual event that reminds us how much we owe our planet. Watch brands are making their contribution too.

Monday, 24 April 2017
4 min read
Monsieur Muscle Breitling
Trend Forecaster
This sporting life

Life is a marathon, so we're told. If you spend your days sprinting from one meeting to the next without ever losing your cool, a sport watch is for you.

Friday, 21 April 2017
4 min read
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Seabed

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