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Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches

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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Girard-Perregaux Tri-Axial Planetarium
Connoisseur of watches
A dial with a view

Thanks to the métiers d'art, or through stunning complications, watch dials take us far, very far, from our daily routine.

Monday, 29 May 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
Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique.
Connoisseur of watches
The news from Basel: watches that tell the time

Baselworld 2017 marked a move away from "got it, flaunt it" in favour of profitability. This new direction has prompted brands to take a "functional" approach to watches and the markets.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
4 min read
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Al Pacino

"I've always loved watches!"

Wednesday, 12 April 2017
Written By Frank Rousseau
7 min read
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