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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
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
Beginner's Guide
On the road to becoming a watch collector

Putting together a watch collection is no longer reserved for an elite. Today's would-be collectors have multiple solutions at their disposal, from watch fairs to online stores for second-hand. The leading player is currently chrono24.com, which offers a global marketplace.

Thursday, 04 February 2016
6 min read
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
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
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
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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