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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
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
Chopard Esprit de Fleurier Peony L.U.C XP 35mm
Connoisseur of watches
Ladies’ watches with substance

Diamonds and flowers are a girl’s best friend in watchmaking. The trouble is, they are so prevalent, it’s getting harder to apply diamonds and floral motifs in a way that is creative and unique. But two new models from Chopard and Patek Philippe reinvent these essential tropes of ladies’ watchmaking.

Friday, 04 November 2016
6 min read
La Magie des Montres de Louis Nardin
Connoisseur of watches
The Magic of Watches

Buying a watch, taking care of it, understanding what goes on beneath the dial... Louis Nardin is your guide in his handy primer, The Magic of Watches.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016
3 min read
Vignette Paralympique Re Up
Connoisseur of watches
The chronograph – when watchmakers go for gold!

Whether worn by Formula 1 champions or used to time major sporting events, the chronograph remains a highly prized complication in sporting circles. The Olympic and Paralympic Games are a perfectly timed opportunity to look back over its history.

Monday, 12 September 2016
5 min read
Master Buzan Fukushima
Connoisseur of watches
Japanese crafts

Japanese decorative techniques have made a remarked-upon incursion into Swiss watchmaking in recent years, with projects that point to a certain number of shared values, not least attention to detail and painstaking execution.

Monday, 04 July 2016
6 min read
Livre blanc
Connoisseur of watches
A White Paper for 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, 22 June 2016
Press Release
3 min read

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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