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Sixième Sens par Cartier - collier Meride
Economy
Cartier-Kering sustainability alliance

In partnership with the Responsible Jewellery Council, Cartier and Kering are launching the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. Open to watch and jewellery brands across the globe, it lays down a common core of goals for the climate, natural resources and inclusiveness.

Thursday, 14 October 2021
4 min read
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New Models
Autumn’s new releases

With the economy back in business and exports on the rise again, brands are newly inclined to show off their capacity for innovation and imagination. Here are some of the watches from the stream of recent releases.

Thursday, 16 September 2021
6 min read
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Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747-1823) - Oil on canvas, anonymous Before 1800 © Musée international d’horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds
Point of View
Breguet at Château de Prangins

There's still ample time (until September 19th) to visit A.-L. Breguet, how watchmaking conquered the world at the Swiss National Museum, in Château de Prangins.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011
2 min read
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© Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie
News
Genuine or fake: do we have a choice?

If people didn't buy counterfeits, there would be no counterfeits. Communication, information and individual responsibility are the ways to put an end to an industry we have too often indulged or whose implications we have simply failed to measure.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Fabienne Lupo
4 min read
Lot 99, a Patek Philippe n° 174907, was commissioned in 1918 and delivered on April 22nd 1920. Estimated at US$ 200,000 to US$ 400,000, it realised US$ 986,500 on the day © Christie's
News
Christie's New York auctions two exceptional pocket watches

Both came from the legendary collection of the American auto manufacturer James Ward Packard, and were recently rediscovered after spending sixty years in a bank vault. They were part of Christie's sale of Important Watches on June 15th in New York.

Friday, 17 June 2011
Danièle Chambas
4 min read
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Sven Andersen, Andersen Genève Rodinia © Andersen Genève
Point of View
One of a kind: the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants

In 1985, in the thick of the quartz crisis, a handful of idealists established the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants to defend the particular values of handcrafted and inventive mechanical horology. Twenty-five years on, and the AHCI is now a landmark.

Thursday, 16 June 2011
3 min read
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Lunokhod © Konstantin Chaykin
News
Konstantin Chaykin reinvents moon phases

Anyone passing through the AHCI stand at this year's Baselworld couldn't fail to notice Konstantin Chaykin's latest creation. Particularly as it seemed all the other exhibitors, intent on showing just what the AHCI is capable of, had conspired to direct visitors' attention to this outstanding timepiece.

Thursday, 16 June 2011
1 min read
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Speedmaster Co-Axial Chronograph © Omega
New Models
A new calibre for the Omega Speedmaster

A chronograph movement with column wheel, co-axial escapement, silicon balance spring and time-zone function joins the legendary Speedmaster range. A series-produced calibre finished to a remarkably high standard.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Thierry Brandt
3 min read
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Event

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