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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
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
Pascal Raffy, President and owner of groupe Bovet 1822 and Dimier 1738 © Bovet Fleurier SA
Beginner's Guide
Bovet enters a new era

Renowned as a specialist in complications and the decorative arts, Bovet is working on a new in-house calibre for 2013, manufactured in the finest watchmaking tradition.

Friday, 11 December 2009
Quentin Simonet
4 min read
Emmanuel Vuille, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey © Greubel Forsey
Beginner's Guide
Greubel Forsey’s new architectural signature

Greubel Forsey’s new manufacture, just outside La Chaux-de-Fonds, makes a subtle nod to the brand’s timepieces whose technical complexity has borne a certain influence on how the space is organised.

Friday, 27 November 2009
5 min read
The Dubois Dépraz movement manufacturer in the Vallée de Joux (Switzerland) © Dubois Dépraz
Beginner's Guide
Pascal Dubois on watch culture

Pascal Dubois has watches in his blood. He and his brother Jean-Philippe are the fourth generation at the head of Dubois Dépraz, a family firm, founded in 1901 in the Vallée de Joux, that produces complications for the leading names in Swiss watches.

Friday, 19 September 2008
4 min read
Beginner's Guide
Vacheron Constantin and its heritage

"Atelier Cabinotiers Special Orders" is the bespoke watchmaking department, inaugurated at Vacheron Constantin at the beginning of 2007. An unusual decision but one that sits perfectly with the values of the oldest Manufacture in the world.

Monday, 21 January 2008
Florence Noël
2 min read
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