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In history

El Primero, the race to make the first automatic chronograph

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Written By Ilias Yiannopoulos
8 min read
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Ulysse Nardin Innovision 2
In history
Freak, made in innovation

Reports of mechanical watchmaking's death are greatly exaggerated, as Ulysse Nardin sets out to prove with the Freak, a game-changer since its launch in 2001 that continues its drive to take watchmaking into the future.

Thursday, 16 March 2017
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Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Tourbillon
In history
Malte, giving form to beauty

Launched with the third millennium and revisited for the 100th anniversary of the tonneau form, the Malte collection testifies to the technical expertise and creative aesthetics associated with Vacheron Constantin. With it, the Manufacture expresses the different facets of its art to outstanding effect, particularly when embracing the demands of its form completely.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
4 min read
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Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge
In history
Marine chronometers: surfing the wave

Without precision timekeeping, the oceans might have remained immense stretches of unexplored water. As the skippers taking part in the Vendée Globe continue their single-handed, round-the-world race, a look at how watchmaking and navigation came together. Ship ahoy!

Friday, 06 January 2017
7 min read
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Omega Speedmaster CK2915
In history
The Holy Trinity of Omega tool watches (II)

At the cost of great human and national tragedy, war has been seen to accelerate economic and technological development because of the need to create tools adapted to specific military purposes. Most of the time, these tools then evolve into non-military devices and spread new technologies through various other domains.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
9 min read
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Omega Speedmaster CK2915
In history
The Holy Trinity of Omega tool watches (I)

At the cost of great human and national tragedy, war has been seen to accelerate economic and technological development because of the need to create tools adapted to specific military purposes. Most of the time, these tools then evolve into non-military devices and spread new technologies through various other domains.

Friday, 09 December 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
7 min read
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SIHH Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio
In history
Radiomir, Officine Panerai's shining star

First a groundbreaking lume, Radiomir then became a watch that would make the transition from military to civilian use with unexpected success, and a valuable icon for Officine Panerai.

Monday, 28 November 2016
4 min read
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Patek Philippe Nautilus en platine
Auction
No great excitement at Christie's

Despite a well-curated catalogue, the auction house ended its sale with the most unsold lots of the weekend (15%). The most surprising result was for a Patek Philippe pocket watch dated 1864, which went for almost twenty times its estimate.

Monday, 21 November 2016
3 min read
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Patek Phillipe
Auction
Good deals under the hammer at Sotheby's

More than a third of the watches proposed on November 15th in Geneva were no older than 2005. A good opportunity to spot the ones that hold their value, and those with less staying power.

Friday, 18 November 2016
3 min read
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Auction
Patek Philippe and Rolex are the stars of the autumn sales

Close to 1,400 watches and clocks crossed the block over four days in Geneva, achieving CHF 54.6 million. Read on for everything you always wanted to know about the Geneva autumn sales but were afraid to ask.

Thursday, 17 November 2016
1 min read
Nicole Kidman

"A watch is the perfect accessory"

Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Written By Frank Rousseau
5 min read
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