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Sea Gull tourbillon watch
Connoisseur of watches
The tourbillon market in China

When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Shining Zhu
3 min read
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Many quartz calibers © Vincent Daveau
Watch Stories
A brief history of quartz (1)

The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
7 min read
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Ryan Reynolds Piaget Altiplano
Watch Stories
Altiplano, love me slender

Sixty years ago, Piaget revolutionised extra-thin with a movement a mere 2mm in height. Since then, wafer-thinness has become a hallmark of the firm, and was even given its own collection in 1998. Synonymous with excellence, refinement and expertise, the Altiplano continues to push the boundaries of barely-there.

Monday, 19 December 2016
4 min read
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Sébastien Bourdon Anoine et Cléopatre
Trend Forecaster
Watchmaking or the temptation of art - VI

Is the reproduction of artworks on dials and cases a means for watchmaking to penetrate the sanctuary of the arts? Doubtless it was in the seventeenth century, when the mechanical science of time measurement, one of the most advanced technologies of that period, and pictorial art were fully in phase.

Thursday, 15 December 2016
9 min read
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Chopard L.U.C Full Strike
Connoisseur of watches
Chopard strikes gold

Karl-Friedrich Scheufele didn't come to Dubai Watch Week empty-handed. Chopard's Co-President wore the newly unveiled L.U.C Full Strike and even brought along the Aiguille d’Or, the highest accolade awarded at this year's Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève for the Ferdinand Berthoud FB1 Chronometer.

Monday, 05 December 2016
4 min read
5
Garrick Hoxton Gold
Watch Stories
Then there were three…

Robert Loomes, Roger Smith and Simon Michlmayr form an uncommon trio.

Thursday, 01 December 2016
2 min read
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Robert Loomes Stamford
Watch Stories
The quest for British-made

SalonQP had several surprises in store, including Robert Loomes and his Stamford watch.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016
2 min read
2
Dubai Mall Fountain
Connoisseur of watches
Are retailers ready to take the plunge?

What challenges do retailers face? The Hour Glass group in Singapore and Emirian family-owned firm Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, both leading names, took stock of a profession in the throes of change, at Dubai Watch Week.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016
4 min read
3
04_IWC_Galapagos_Mood
Seabed

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