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Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches

Balance wheel with silicon hairspring © Firehouse Horology
Connoisseur of watches
Why engineers are leading the battle of the balance spring

When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.

Monday, 14 October 2019
4 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Why blockchain could be the answer when fighting fakes

Could you tell the difference between a genuine Rolex and a fake? Each year, over 40 million counterfeit watches hit the market in more and more convincing forms. We take a look at whether Blockchain could help weed out the imposters.

Monday, 07 October 2019
Hope Frost
10 min read
Swiss Alp Watch Concept Black © H. Moser & Cie
Connoisseur of watches
Traditional to radical: new tourbillons at SIHH 2019

Tourbillons were the hot new complication in the late ’90s and early aughts. At the time, it was impressive enough to show the escapement on the dial, with its twirling carriage and decorated bridge. Nearly 20 years later, tourbillons need to pack a little more oomph to impress potential buyers.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
5 min read
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Yellow Sapphire © Hublot
Connoisseur of watches
The very real benefits of synthetic jewels

Auguste Verneuil's groundbreaking discovery in 1892 made synthetic corundum a reality, and transformed watchmaking in the process.

Thursday, 14 February 2019
4 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
What Watch Collectors Want (IV)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). François-Xavier Overstake, founder of equationdutemps.blogspot.com is among the watch lovers to listen to.

Monday, 04 February 2019
6 min read
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Manero Flyback © Carl F. Bucherer
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Carl F. Bucherer Manero Flyback
Friday, 14 December 2018
2 min watch
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Connoisseur of watches
What watch collectors want (III)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). Toronto-based architect Mark Fleminger provides his insights.

Thursday, 13 December 2018
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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« Unique as you are », tel est le slogan d’Alex Benlo puisque chaque cadran de pierre est unique. Ici, la collection Lapis-Lazuli.
Connoisseur of watches
The magic of mineral by Alex Benlo

Swiss brand Alex Benlo invites us to fill up on positive energy, thanks to the power of ornamental stones.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018
3 min read
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Haute Horlogerie journals 2019-2020
Trend Forecaster

Watch Trends 2019-2020, a unique analysis from the FHH

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
4 min read
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