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Articles on the subject: Beginner's Guide

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
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
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
Trend Forecaster

The evolution of sport watches

Tuesday, 19 November 2019
Written By Cait Bazemore
6 min read
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