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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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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
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
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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Breitling Superocean Heritage II 46mm - Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono
Connoisseur of watches
Breitling and Tudor, partners in time

With the 100th Baselworld behind us, as industry observers speculate on the future and the hostesses finally clamber out of their heels, the collaboration between Tudor and Breitling moves into gear.

Friday, 07 April 2017
3 min read
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Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Spring Drive Chronograph GMT limited editions collection
Connoisseur of watches
Grand Seiko returns as a brand

Grand Seiko's success on international markets has been the cue for the Japanese firm to transform the collection into a full-fledged brand with its own production resources, logistics and sales support.

Thursday, 06 April 2017
3 min read
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Van Cleef Arpels Midnight Planetarium
Connoisseur of watches
Adventures in aventurine

Aventurine on a dial does a wonderful imitation of a starry sky, but what is it exactly? Gemstone or glass? Rare or in abundance? Read on for some scintillating facts.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
5 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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