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Articles on the subject: Beginner's Guide

Hermès leather workshop
Beginner's Guide
Hermès turns leather into gold

Originally a saddlemaker, Hermès prolongs this expertise within its watchmaking division with some of the finest leather straps in the business. The heart of this activity is in Biel, where La Montre Hermès opened in 1978.

Thursday, 01 June 2017
4 min read
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Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Carbon
Beginner's Guide
Roger Dubuis – no apologies for disruption!

The Geneva brand is showing no signs of slowing in 2017, with the opening of a boutique inside Harrods, London's temple of luxury, a partnership with Pirelli and another with Italdesign. Roger Dubuis is playing the "disruptive" card to full effect, with customer experience now part of the deal.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
5 min read
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Audemars Piguet
Beginner's Guide
Audemars Piguet, at home in Le Brassus

Earlier this month, the Le Brassus watchmaker hosted an official ceremony to lay the first stone of its future museum. This futuristic building – a half-buried glass and concrete spiral with roof garden – will be joined, on the other side of the Manufacture, by the brand's second project: a luxury hotel, currently under construction.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
4 min read
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Bovet
Beginner's Guide
Dimier 1738, a manufacturing gem

When Pascal Raffy acquired Dimier 1738, five years after Bovet, he put his hands on a movement manufacturer that could meet his demanding vision of watchmaking.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
5 min read
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Maximilian Büsser
Beginner's Guide
Keep smiling

Designer Eric Giroud and MB&F founder Max Büsser were both at Dubai Watch Week, where they revealed that a passion for timekeeping isn't the only thing they share. Even at the height of crisis, they rank high on the horological happiness scale.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
5 min read
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Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum
Beginner's Guide
Venezuela: one step forward…

On May 1st, Venezuela put its clocks permanently forward by half an hour, after putting them back 30 minutes in 2007. Fortunately, worldtime watches are on-hand to keep track of the time in Caracas.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016
4 min read
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Timeless White Ref. 7122
Beginner's Guide
Ladies Classics: Tried and True

Whenever there is a slight downturn in the market, watch brands concentrate on safe, classic designs, either in new collections or by tweaking existing core collections. This move away from showpieces to standard fare is a good development for ladies’ watches.

Monday, 18 April 2016
6 min read
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Breitling Exospace B55 Connected
Beginner's Guide
The smart set

Contrary to popular belief, Fine Watch brands aren't stuck on the sidelines of the smartwatch market. We take a look at the current offerings. Take your pick.

Thursday, 10 March 2016
4 min read
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New models, techniques

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