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Articles on the subject: Beginner's Guide

Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier
Beginner's Guide
Tradition meets innovation inside the new Audemars Piguet museum

The Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier, which opened to visitors at end June in Vallée de Joux, chronicles the exceptional expertise of a company established in 1875, in a remarkable avant-garde building that commands respect and admiration.

Tuesday, 14 July 2020
4 min read
The winding/setting block in Calibre OM10 is separated from the plate.
Beginner's Guide
Openmovement aims to revitalise watchmaking

An open-source movement is under development in Switzerland. A first in the watch industry, technical drawings will be made available to users whose modifications and improvements will then benefit others.

Wednesday, 04 March 2020
4 min read
Le nouveau siège de Swatch, à Bienne, ressemble à une queue de serpent.
Beginner's Guide
Swatch breaks the mould with its new HQ

Not known for architectural swagger, Swatch Group has cut the ribbon on the new Swatch headquarters. The snake-like building is like nothing ever seen before in the branch. For Nick Hayek, it's about sparking the emotions and arousing curiosity.

Thursday, 10 October 2019
4 min read
David Candaux with Daniel Candaux, his father and partner for D.Candaux watches.
Beginner's Guide
David Candaux, a rare talent

It's not every day you meet a mountain-climbing, free-diving, Alpine-horn-loving watchmaker. David Candaux carries on not just a family tradition but that of the region he calls home, giving a fresh twist to the heritage that runs through Vallée de Joux. Introducing the newest member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI).

Friday, 20 September 2019
7 min read
© Salanitro
Beginner's Guide
Salanitro, partner to Haute Horlogerie

For three decades, the Geneva-based firm has been supplying the leading fine watch brands, with an unerring flair for the directions the industry is taking. It is also a longstanding advocate of ethical practices and sustainable development. Portrait of a company and the man behind it.

Thursday, 29 August 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
7 min read
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture is located in LeSentier, Switzerland, and is a combination of original buildings and newer areas.
Beginner's Guide
Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s esteemed Manufacture

Recently, I had the distinct privilege of touring the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture in Le Sentier. For an entire day, I was immersed in the culture of the brand, spending time in each of the company’s intensely sophisticated departments. Take a look behind the scenes with me.

Tuesday, 30 April 2019
5 min read
Greubel Forsey's atelier
Beginner's Guide
Greubel Forsey: measuring time without counting time

Greubel Forsey doesn't make watches. It crafts timepieces which, one by one, rebuild the expertise that fell by the wayside of the quartz crisis. We visited the brand in Le Crêt-du-Locle.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018
5 min read
A choice of different shapes, sizes and colours of Products by MB-Microtec
Beginner's Guide
Luminous tubes for watch faces

The enormous advantage of the luminous elements developed by MB-Microtech lies in their continuous luminosity that does not need any activation, whereas SuperLuminova-coated watch hands only remain luminous for several hours after having been exposed to light.

Tuesday, 13 November 2018
3 min read

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