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Articles on the subject: Watch Stories

Elsa Zylberstein
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For Elsa Zylberstein, a watch must be more than a timepiece

She is one of the most brilliant French actresses of her generation. One of the most versatile, too, switching between comedy and drama with disconcerting ease. Elsa Zylberstein talks watches to FHH Journal.

Friday, 25 June 2021
Frank Rousseau
4 min read
American 1921 Pièce Unique (from 2021) and Heritage piece from 1921 © Vacheron Constantin
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Vacheron Constantin remakes history with the American 1921

For the 100th anniversary of the American 1921, Vacheron Constantin has recreated the original watch using only techniques and tools from a century ago. The fifteen-month project began with a deep dive into the Manufacture’s archives and its stock of period components.

Wednesday, 26 May 2021
4 min read
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Watch Stories
How the British came up with Indian time

The original 24 time zones, intended to divide the globe into equal parts, were almost immediately altered to suit the needs of this or that country. First to take liberties with time were the British, with an eye on their numerous colonies.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018
3 min read
Tom-Selleck
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Tom Selleck, never without my Rolex GMT Master Pepsi

For 162 episodes, he played one of television's best-loved private investigators... and put Aloha shirts on the fashion radar. We meet the man behind Magnum.

Thursday, 24 May 2018
Frank Rousseau
5 min read
Kirk Douglas
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Kirk Douglas, and why he likes dive watches

He is the last legend of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Issur Danielovitch - or Kirk Douglas as the world knows him best – was born over a century ago. His filmography includes countless great performances in classics such as Paths of Glory, Spartacus, Lust for Life, Is Paris Burning? and many more. Interview.

Tuesday, 08 May 2018
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Sharon Stone
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Sharon Stone's ideal watch is simple... with a few diamonds

Three years after her last television project, the charismatic Sharon Stone is back in the public eye in Mosaic, a miniseries directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Thursday, 26 April 2018
Frank Rousseau
4 min read
Astronomical pocket watch N° 4691 by Breguet, circa 1830. This half-quarter repeater features an exceptional number of complications for the day, including an equation of time, a power-reserve indication, day, date, month and moon phases.
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Strike a light! How the match put paid to the minute repeater

Repeater watches built on decades of invention so that hours, quarters and minutes could ring out in the dark, and would do so for more than 160 years. Until the day an Austrian chemist found a way to manufacture red phosphorous.

Monday, 19 February 2018
4 min read
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Abraham-Louis Breguet
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Abraham-Louis Breguet, John Arnold and the very first tourbillon

The Duke of Orleans, cousin of Louis XVI of France, can take credit for introducing English watchmaker John Arnold to Switzerland's Abraham-Louis Breguet. The two would become firm friends, each in his own way associated with the invention of the tourbillon regulator.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018
3 min read
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Vintage

The retro resurgence

“Back to the future”
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