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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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Beginner's Guide
10 watches that have made history

Certain timepieces have come to symbolise milestones in the history of watchmaking, whether for the techniques they employ, for scientific reasons, or for their recognisable aesthetic. Here are ten of them. Each has a story to tell.

Friday, 29 January 2016
15 min read
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Beginner's Guide
Hajime Asaoka, the watchmaker from Tokyo

Entirely unassisted and using his own machines, Hajime Asaoka has made two tourbillons and a chronometer. This former product designer and self-taught watchmaker now has his sights set on joining the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants.

Wednesday, 03 October 2012
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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Omega president Stephen Urquhart and brand ambassador Cindy Crawford at the event celebrating the opening of Omega's new-look boutique in Moscow © Omega
Beginner's Guide
The Omega offensive

With new store openings, mechanical watches specifically for its women customers, an extension of the famous Co-Axial movement across the collections, and heavyweight sponsorship deals, Omega leaves no stone unturned in assuring the brand's presence.

Thursday, 20 October 2011
3 min read
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Bovet Fleurier Amadeo Ladies Touch © Bovet
Beginner's Guide
Bovet masters beauty and technique inside and out (2/2)

When Pascal Raffy embarked on his adventure at the head of Bovet, he had it in mind to develop a full-fledged Fine Watch brand. An important step was accomplished in 2006 with the takeover of the movement manufacturer STT, renamed Dimier 1738. Bovet, which recently became a partner to the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, is now shared between three sites. (Part 2)

Wednesday, 27 April 2011
3 min read
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Emosphere Project: a moving sphere clock from the collections of the Kunstkamera Museum in St Petersburg © Fondation Horlogère
Beginner's Guide
Keeping a Jura heritage alive

The Fondation Horlogère was set up to defend the watchmaking heritage of the Swiss Jura, past and present. Its latest initiative, the Route de l'Horlogerie, invites tourists to discover the horological gems across the canton's three districts.

Friday, 25 March 2011
4 min read
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Tourbillon Regulator DB25T © De Bethune
Beginner's Guide
De Bethune in search of lost quality

Denis Flageollet and David Zanetta, who set up De Bethune in 2002, will tell you that watchmaking lost its soul in the twentieth century. Now their ambition is to "save the concept of the mechanical watch," as the recently-unveiled Tourbillon Regulator demonstrates.

Thursday, 10 March 2011
4 min read
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Our selection

10 luxury watches under €5,000

Friday, 14 June 2019
6 min read
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