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Beginner's Guide

Roger Dubuis – no apologies for disruption!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
5 min read

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Audemars Piguet
Beginner's Guide
Audemars Piguet, at home in Le Brassus

Earlier this month, the Le Brassus watchmaker hosted an official ceremony to lay the first stone of its future museum. This futuristic building – a half-buried glass and concrete spiral with roof garden – will be joined, on the other side of the Manufacture, by the brand's second project: a luxury hotel, currently under construction.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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Bovet
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Dimier 1738, a manufacturing gem

When Pascal Raffy acquired Dimier 1738, five years after Bovet, he put his hands on a movement manufacturer that could meet his demanding vision of watchmaking.

Thursday, 02 March 2017
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Longines
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Longines digitises 45 million watches

The brand has digitised records of every watch it has made since it was established in 1832. This Herculean task is proving to be a silent but no less powerful asset for the brand's communication.

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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Maximilian Büsser
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Keep smiling

Designer Eric Giroud and MB&F founder Max Büsser were both at Dubai Watch Week, where they revealed that a passion for timekeeping isn't the only thing they share. Even at the height of crisis, they rank high on the horological happiness scale.

Thursday, 22 December 2016
5 min read
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Montblanc 4810 Orbis Terrarum
Beginner's Guide
Venezuela: one step forward…

On May 1st, Venezuela put its clocks permanently forward by half an hour, after putting them back 30 minutes in 2007. Fortunately, worldtime watches are on-hand to keep track of the time in Caracas.

Tuesday, 17 May 2016
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Patek Philippe Calatrava Timeless White Ref. 7122
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Ladies Classics: Tried and True

Whenever there is a slight downturn in the market, watch brands concentrate on safe, classic designs, either in new collections or by tweaking existing core collections. This move away from showpieces to standard fare is a good development for ladies’ watches.

Monday, 18 April 2016
6 min read
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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
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
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Omega president Stephen Urquhart and brand ambassador Cindy Crawford at the event celebrating the opening of Omega's new-look boutique in Moscow © Omega
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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
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