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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
Rolex-Submariner
Connoisseur of watches
"A dive watch isn’t a necessity but it is an added bonus"

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, 25 September 2018
4 min read
Defy Classic © Zenith
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Zenith Defy Classic
Friday, 31 August 2018
2 min watch
Noémie Balmat, founder of Futur404
Connoisseur of watches
Is luxury's reluctance to embrace the internet a handicap?

Noémie Balmat and Allan Joseph are the founders of Futur404, an online media that explores the future of fashion in the context of society. Is Fine Watchmaking a special case in the luxury segment? Here's what they think.

Friday, 17 August 2018
4 min read
Top plate removed from module exposing all the wheels, lever and pinions
Connoisseur of watches
The Dubois Dépraz chronograph module: Switzerland’s best-kept secret

Love them or hate them, the one thing you can’t do is ignore them. Dubois Dépraz chronograph modules are possibly watchmaking's best-kept secret. Or worst, depending who you ask.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Ashton Tracy
4 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Hautlence HL Vagabonde 02
Thursday, 26 July 2018
3 min watch
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Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Automatic Acciaio
Friday, 08 June 2018
2 min watch
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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