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Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches

All Greubel Forsey watches benefit from hand-finishing, such as on this Hand Made.
Connoisseur of watches
“There are amazing opportunities for development at Greubel Forsey”

Antonio Calce is the new chief executive of Greubel Forsey, having helmed at Panerai, Corum and Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard). An industry veteran with close to 30 years’ experience, he has a mandate to review the brand’s entire strategy.

Wednesday, 10 February 2021
5 min read
The microfactory comprises technology blocks inside modular compartments.
Connoisseur of watches
A microfactory for a maxi revolution

MicroLean Lab, a public-private consortium that includes Richemont, is developing the microfactory of the future; a concept that has the potential to transform our economic and social organisation right down to how we consume. Welcome to the world of artisanal industry, where the customer truly is king.

Wednesday, 25 November 2020
5 min read
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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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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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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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