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Articles on the subject: Beginner's Guide

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
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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
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Baïkonour Raketa
Beginner's Guide
Lift-off for Russian brand Raketa

After months searching for the ideal location, the Russian watch brand has come up trumps with a 20 square-metre space on Moscow's most exclusive shopping street, where it has cut the ribbon on its first own-name store.

Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Jean-Didier Revoin
4 min read
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Walter von Känel
Beginner's Guide
Longines' martial art (II)

While Longines advocates elegance as a way of life, this hasn't prevented it from implementing a strategy more akin to a battle plan, conquering fourth place among Swiss watch brands in the process. Still leading the troops after 48 years, Walter von Känel has his sights set on the next rival in line.

Friday, 14 July 2017
6 min read
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Longines
Beginner's Guide
Longines' martial art (I)

While Longines advocates elegance as a way of life, this hasn't prevented it from implementing a strategy more akin to a battle plan, conquering fourth place among Swiss watch brands in the process. Still leading the troops after 48 years, Walter von Känel has his sights set on the next rival in line.

Thursday, 13 July 2017
4 min read
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© Bólido
Beginner's Guide
A Swiss-Made automatic watch for under 700 Swiss francs

Two seasoned industry professionals, neither of them involved with any brand or group, have teamed up to develop a watch that might give some food for thought to the big players.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017
6 min read
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Arnold & Son Tourbillon Chronometer No 36 red gold
Beginner's Guide
Oh so British Arnold & Son?

Japan's Citizen Watch is marking its territory in Switzerland with movement specialist La Joux-Perret and its components-maker Prototec, at the service of Frédérique Constant, Alpina and Arnold & Son. A melting pot of nationalities that makes the group's Swiss-Made something of a global village.

Friday, 07 July 2017
5 min read
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Blancpain's workshop
Beginner's Guide
Behind the scenes at Blancpain

Every watch brand has its secrets, but recently we were granted a private tour of the Blancpain Manufacture in the Joux Valley, Switzerland, where watchmaking magic takes place.

Thursday, 29 June 2017
7 min read
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Shepard Fairey, Hublot's Ambassador, and his Big Bang Meca-10 Shepard Fairey Limited Edition
Trend Forecaster

Art and watchmaking, a strategic alliance

Monday, 30 September 2019
Written By Christophe Roulet
6 min read
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