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The Expert's View

10 tips for novice watch collectors

Monday, 13 February 2017
Written By Carol Besler
5 min read

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The Expert's View
SIHH, the age of reason

The curtain has come down on the 27th Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, marked by a record number of exhibitors that proved themselves well able to adapt their products to a mixed environment.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017
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Fabergé Visionnaire DTZ 18 Karat Rose Gold
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Fabergé, watch laboratory

Fabergé has an exceptional watchmaker to thank for its movements in the person of Jean-Marc Wiederrecht. His company, Agenhor, is rethinking horological mechanics. More from the man himself, during Dubai Watch Week.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016
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The Expert's View
The clock doctors

Aurélie Branchini and Masaki Kanazawa are both restorers of antique clocks and watches at the Musée International d’Horlogerie (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, under Daniel Curtit.

Tuesday, 04 October 2016
Christine Lacourt
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The Grand Palais, Paris
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The Paris Biennale loses the jewels in its crown

France's Syndicat National des Antiquaires called an early-morning press conference to present changes to the Biennale des Antiquaires. The coffee and croissants went down better than the announcement.

Wednesday, 07 September 2016
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The Expert's View
Don't wait to innovate

Innovation was the word on everyone's lips at EPHJ, Switzerland's annual gathering of watch industry contractors and suppliers, and the only way ahead for a branch facing an uncertain future.

Friday, 24 June 2016
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The Expert's View
What is Fine Watchmaking exactly?

The ultimate reference, Fine Watchmaking remained a vague idea for too long. The role of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie was to provide the necessary clarifications. This is mission accomplished, with the White Paper that defines this singular environment and the brands within it.

Thursday, 23 June 2016
4 min read
The Expert's View
Exceptions to the rule

Patek Philippe came to Baselworld with a new iteration of its Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300, which becomes the most complicated wristwatch in its regular collection. An alternative response to the current climate for certain brands only.

Monday, 21 March 2016
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The Expert's View
So what exactly is a chronometer?

Andreas Wyss, managing director of the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), isn't necessarily opposed to the increasing number of certifications in the watch segment. His concern is more retailers' ability to pass on proper information to the end customer, which isn't always the case.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015
4 min read
The Expert's View
The secrets of Bulgari watch design

The illustrious jeweller has developed a distinctive style for its watch collections. Rooted in pure lines and a rationalistic approach, it is no less joyful and convivial, like the Italians themselves.

Friday, 12 December 2014
Louis Nardin
3 min read
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