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Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches

Connoisseur of watches
In the metal: The Cartier Drive Extra-Flat

When it comes to getting a feel for a watch, nothing compares to spending a few days with it on the wrist. Proportion, design, comfort, functions… Here's our verdict on the Drive de Cartier Extra Flat.

Friday, 30 June 2017
2 min watch
HYT H1 Colorblock
Connoisseur of watches
HYT, on liquid time

HYT's hydromechanical watches take us back to ancient water clocks, yet the Neuchâtel brand chooses not to build on this early form of time measurement, with its rich implications, in its communication. Wrongly so?

Monday, 26 June 2017
Luc Debraine
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
An escapement that swings and sways

There has been a lot of experimenting with alternative escapements that might replace the 200-year-old Swiss lever escapement. With little success so far. But there is hope: the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne has developed an oscillator that functions in a completely different way.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017
5 min read
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Singer Track 1
Connoisseur of watches
On Track for success

Track 1 is the very first watch by Singer, a new brand launched by three luminaries in their respective fields of cars, design and movement construction. The result is a 60s-inspired watch that reimagines the chronograph.

Thursday, 15 June 2017
4 min read
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Vacheron Constantin Celestia
Connoisseur of watches
Why we track equation of time

Like the minute repeater, tourbillon and the perpetual calendar, the equation of time is a rare and valued complication. True, it is an arcane function that neither chimes the hours, nor fights the effects of gravity, but it is rooted in the history of watchmaking and is therefore meaningful for aficionados.

Monday, 08 May 2017
6 min read
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H Moser Swiss Mad Watch SIHH
Connoisseur of watches
H. Moser & Cie's maverick marketing

H. Moser & Cie Chief Executive Edouard Meylan has made irreverent humour a hallmark of the brand's communication. Throw in some adroit marketing and huge respect for traditional watchmaking, and stand well back!

Thursday, 04 May 2017
3 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
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
Johnny Depp

Meet a pirate collector

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Written By Frank Rousseau
6 min read
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