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Articles on the subject: Watch Stories

Will Smith
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Will Smith on fame, fortune and watches

Gemini Man isn't just another sci-fi action flick. Director Ang Lee, whose other films include Life of Pi and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, makes a technological leap in this new movie, starring Will Smith and... Will Smith. The actor tells more.

Friday, 06 December 2019
Frank Rousseau
6 min read
Omega Museum
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Adventures in time at the new Omega Museum

Showcased inside a building by award-winning architect Shigeru Ban, part of Swatch Group's Cité du Temps campus in Biel, the new Omega Museum traces 170 years in the history of a multi-talented brand.

Thursday, 05 December 2019
3 min read
Alain Thébault © Gilles Martin-Raget
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L’Hydroptère takes Audemars Piguet onboard

It's tempting to believe that Audemars Piguet has a nose for nautical exploits. After sponsoring the twice victorious Team Alinghi in the America's Cup, the watchmaker is now lending its support to l'Hydroptère, the world's fastest sailboat and a visionary achievement. The new prototype for this extraordinary catamaran will soon take to Swiss waters.

Wednesday, 08 September 2010
The FHH Journal editors
5 min read
The L.U.C EHG movement is a joint development by the Ecole d'Horlogerie de Genève and Chopard Manufacture © Chopard
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Chopard and the Ecole d'Horlogerie de Genève become partners for the long term

The Geneva School of Watchmaking and Chopard have worked together on the L.U.C EHG movement, which equips the L.U.C Louis-Ulysse The Tribute anniversary watch. This new calibre has also been supplied to the school in "kit" form for its students’ future study pieces.

Monday, 08 March 2010
4 min read
Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre - Calibre 978 Master Tourbillon © Jaeger-LeCoultre
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The Concours International de Chronométrie puts watchmakers to the test

Quartz saw the last of timing competitions. Now they return with the Concours International de Chronométrie, organised by the Musée d’Horlogerie du Locle. Jaeger-LeCoultre and René Addor are the victors of this first edition.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
9 min read
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Collectors of a feather flock together

Numerous societies of watch enthusiasts have sprung up either side of the Atlantic. Through their activities and journals, they foster enthusiasm for the instruments that measure time. Michel Viredaz from Chronométrophilia explains.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009
4 min read
Gold nuggets © Goldlake Group
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Setting a new gold standard

After conflict diamonds, advocates of sustainable development from industrialists to watchmakers, jewellers and retailers are training their sights on dirty gold. The first certification system will come into operation next January.

Friday, 27 November 2009
5 min read
Bingham Canyon in Utah, the world's largest man-made excavation which yields 1,400 ounces (43.4 kg) of gold a day © DR
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A drop in the ocean?

Efforts to track down and eradicate dirty gold must contend with numerous hurdles. According to a report by the WWF in Guyana, clandestine operations continue because of the "disconcerting facility" with which illegal production can be infiltrated into authorised channels. And Guyana is far from being the only country in this situation. Another major stumbling block is that supply is highly fragmented as refineries source gold from mines in more than 60 countries.

Friday, 27 November 2009
3 min read
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Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
4 min read
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