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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
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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Connoisseur of watches
In the metal: H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Purity
Monday, 23 October 2017
2 min watch
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Connoisseur of watches
Women and Watches

End of September in New York City, Luxury Daily hosted an all-day event focusing on the role of women in the luxury business. Titled "Women in Luxury", the conference, attended by more than 100 businesswomen and men, witnessed some impressive speakers in a host of luxury fields including automobiles, finance and timepieces.

Thursday, 12 October 2017
5 min read
Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling
Connoisseur of watches
New horizons for Breitling

“Navigating my way to new horizons. Contrary to popular belief, the sky is NOT the limit; it is merely the beginning of something bigger.” This quote was posted by Georges Kern on July 18 to announce his arrival as CEO of Breitling. Bigger?

Friday, 06 October 2017
Victoria Townsend
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The new golden age

As autumn prepares to roll out a carpet of colours from russet to scarlet, watchmakers too are introducing a new hue to one of their favourite metals: gold.

Friday, 22 September 2017
5 min read
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