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Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches

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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
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Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: the Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatic Sandblasted
Friday, 23 November 2018
3 min watch
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Connoisseur of watches
What watch collectors want (II)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). From the Middle East, two ladies add their voices. Léa Claude Sfeir is head of Sfeir vintage and of the F.P. Journe boutique in Beirut. Melika Yazdjerdi is Senior Marketing & Communication Director of Seddiqi Holding in Dubai. Both are industry insiders, and one is also a collector in her own right.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Victoria Townsend
6 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: the Breitling Navitimer 8 B01 Chronograph 43
Friday, 26 October 2018
3 min watch
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Connoisseur of watches
Pilot’s watches, from instrument to accessory

Tool watches have long been the companion of military personnel, divers, pilots and explorers, and at one time were even vital to their job. In this series, we interview professionals and discuss the role their timepiece plays in their life.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018
3 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
What watch collectors want (I)

Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). Robert M. Brenner, a physician from the Boston area, leads the way, followed in Parts II to V by voices from Toronto, Paris, Beirut / Dubai, and Singapore.

Thursday, 04 October 2018
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: MB&F Moonmachine
Friday, 28 September 2018
3 min watch
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