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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
Metro Night © HYT
Connoisseur of watches
Bright ideas!

Imagine a watch suffused with light, as if by magic. At HYT as well as Van Cleef & Arpels, the simple press of a pusher has an electrifying effect on the dial.

Thursday, 31 May 2018
3 min read
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The independent watchmaker waited 20 years for the right idea: a jumping tourbillon.
Connoisseur of watches
Putting a new spin on the tourbillon

Not much has been seen of the "king of complications" these past couple of years. Now it's back with a vengeance, courtesy of Andreas Strehler, Blancpain and Carl F. Bucherer.

Monday, 21 May 2018
3 min read
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Photo by Seth Macey on Unsplash
Connoisseur of watches
The Panerai Astronomo and its polarizing crystals

A Panerai looks great with a pair of stylish shades (preferably on the deck of a yacht). But the Astronomo has more in common with sunglasses than Italian chic: both use an optical phenomenon known as polarization.

Thursday, 03 May 2018
4 min read
1858 Geosphere © Montblanc
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Montblanc 1858 Geosphere
Friday, 27 April 2018
2 min watch
Carré H © Hermès
Connoisseur of watches
Only Time Will Tell: Hermès Carré H
Thursday, 29 March 2018
2 min watch
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Connoisseur of watches
Rolex Submariner: Is the world’s most recognizable timepiece ready for a change?

Speculation and rumours fly freely in the months leading up to Baselworld, as collectors and journalists predict what the big brands will do to their favorite models.

Monday, 19 March 2018
7 min read
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