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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
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Connoisseur of watches
Smart or not smart, that is the question

Manufacturers are at pains to incorporate features of a mechanical watch in their smartwatches, including analog displays and even movements. These hybrid products raise the question of what defines a wristwatch today?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
Luc Debraine
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The power of pearl

Seaside trinkets, antique artefacts, luxury watches… mother-of-pearl is omnipresent. But what exactly is it? We meet the mother of all shells!

Friday, 15 September 2017
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
Gold, written in the stars

Now that science has proven the extra-terrestrial origins of gold, that fragment of space on our wrist is all the more special. On a more down to earth note, gold remains a safe haven when the economy hits rock-bottom.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
Omega Speedmaster
Connoisseur of watches
In the metal: the Omega 1957 Trilogy
Tuesday, 05 September 2017
3 min watch
Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph
Connoisseur of watches
In the metal: Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph

When it comes to getting a feel for a watch, nothing compares to spending a few days with it on the wrist. Proportion, design, comfort, functions… Here's our verdict on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph.

Monday, 31 July 2017
3 min read
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Sarah Duneton Photography
Connoisseur of watches
In the metal: The Cartier Drive Extra-Flat
Friday, 30 June 2017
2 min watch
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