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Articles on the subject: Connoisseur of watches

Adventure Sport Chrono Auto © Norqain
Connoisseur of watches
Norqain's partnership with Kenissi puts the brand in the spotlight

Established in Biel/Bienne two years ago, Norqain is beginning to make a name for itself. A long-term strategic partnership with Kenissi, a movement-maker whose clients include Tudor and Chanel, is focusing attention on this young brand that already boasts an impressive roll call of retailers.

Wednesday, 19 February 2020
6 min read
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Passion-horlogère-1
Connoisseur of watches
You don't have to be mad to love watches, but it helps - Part 2

In a series of five portraits, Chronopassion gets to grips with our passion for watches, from how it begins to how it develops, its symptoms, those most at risk, and the (rare) instances of recovery. Part two.

Friday, 10 January 2020
Laurent Picciotto / Chronopassion
5 min read
The limited-edition Parmigiani Fleurier Kalparisma Nova Galaxy, set with aventurine and diamonds, with the automatic Caliber PF332
Connoisseur of watches
Adventures in Aventurine: the arcane origins of the sparkliest dial

Usually very rare, dials set with aventurine, the sparkly blue mineral with flecks of gold running through it, were as ubiquitous as tourbillons at the 2018 SIHH. An opportunity to question ourselves on the nature of this precious material: natural or manufactured?

Tuesday, 06 February 2018
4 min read
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Manufacture Romain Gauthier
Connoisseur of watches
Should a watch company offer a lifetime warranty? (II)

The pre-owned watch market is hot, and after a disastrous 25-month slump, the market for new watches is picking up. Would offering extended warranties boost the recovery? From a functional and value-retention standpoint, it would make very little difference, because service is the issue.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017
6 min read
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Hublot Happy landing © FredMerz
Connoisseur of watches
Should a watch company offer a lifetime warranty? (I)

From an operational point of view, a warranty is almost beside the point given that it covers manufacturer's defects, which will show up in the first few months. Anything that goes wrong after that is a service issue.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
"No BS Watch Tips" - the book that tells it like it is

Books about watchmaking are often dry, overly technical and come as several tomes. With this in mind, Anthony L. set out to write something all readers could enjoy and benefit from, in candid terms. We met this American watchmaker who likes to keep it simple.

Tuesday, 05 December 2017
4 min read
Patrimony moon phase retrograde date © Vacheron Constantin
Connoisseur of watches
In the metal: Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Moon Phase Retrograde Date
Monday, 27 November 2017
3 min watch
Fleurier Butterfly © Bovet 1822
Connoisseur of watches
Go with the glow

Discreet by day, some watches like nothing better than to light up the night. We train the spotlight on lume and some of its newest applications in watchmaking.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017
5 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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