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Connoisseur of watches

Why we track equation of time

Monday, 08 May 2017
Written By Carol Besler
6 min read

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H Moser Swiss Mad Watch SIHH
Connoisseur of watches
H. Moser & Cie's maverick marketing

H. Moser & Cie Chief Executive Edouard Meylan has made irreverent humour a hallmark of the brand's communication. Throw in some adroit marketing and huge respect for traditional watchmaking, and stand well back!

Thursday, 04 May 2017
3 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The collector's eye: in search of rarity

Collecting has existed since ancient times, in different forms but always with the same desire to uncover that elusive object. It is also a quest we should pursue with the utmost caution since it moved online, "home" to the good, the bad and the downright ugly.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Geoffroy Ader
5 min read
Connoisseur of watches
A White Paper on Fine Watchmaking

What precisely do we mean by Fine Watchmaking? This is a complex question which the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie set out to answer through a definition of this singular environment and the brands within it. The White Paper on Fine Watchmaking is the result of three years of work by the Foundation's Cultural Council.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Press Release
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Bulgari Octo Finissimo Automatique.
Connoisseur of watches
The news from Basel: watches that tell the time

Baselworld 2017 marked a move away from "got it, flaunt it" in favour of profitability. This new direction has prompted brands to take a "functional" approach to watches and the markets.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017
4 min read
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Breitling Superocean Heritage II 46mm - Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono
Connoisseur of watches
Breitling and Tudor, partners in time

With the 100th Baselworld behind us, as industry observers speculate on the future and the hostesses finally clamber out of their heels, the collaboration between Tudor and Breitling moves into gear.

Friday, 07 April 2017
3 min read
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Grand Seiko Black Ceramic Spring Drive Chronograph GMT limited editions collection
Connoisseur of watches
Grand Seiko returns as a brand

Grand Seiko's success on international markets has been the cue for the Japanese firm to transform the collection into a full-fledged brand with its own production resources, logistics and sales support.

Thursday, 06 April 2017
4 min read
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Van Cleef Arpels Midnight Planetarium
Connoisseur of watches
Adventures in aventurine

Aventurine on a dial does a wonderful imitation of a starry sky, but what is it exactly? Gemstone or glass? Rare or in abundance? Read on for some scintillating facts.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
5 min read
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Connoisseur of watches
The Oyster Myth (II)

2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Oyster, a development that for ever changed the face of our beloved mechanical wristwatches. But was Rolex the sole creator of the waterproof wristwatch, or was it simply in the right place at the right time?

Thursday, 05 January 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
7 min read
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Rolex Oyster
Connoisseur of watches
The Rolex Oyster Myth (I)

2016 marked the 90th anniversary of the Oyster, a development that for ever changed the face of our beloved mechanical wristwatches. But was Rolex the sole creator of the waterproof wristwatch, or was it simply in the right place at the right time?

Wednesday, 04 January 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
5 min read
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