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François-Paul Journe, reinventing the past

Tuesday, 04 April 2017
6 min read

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Astral Ludwig Oechslin

Ludwig Oechslin, who was awarded the 2017 Hommage à la Passion prize by the Haute Horlogerie foundation, was for long the watchmaking genius behind the scenes at Ulysse Nardin before becoming the curator of the International Museum of Horology (MIH) at La Chaux-de-Fonds. Eleven years ago, he established Ochs & Junior in Lucerne, a company that goes to the essence of watchmaking.

Friday, 31 March 2017
7 min read
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SIHH 2017 Michel Parmigiani
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Michel Parmigiani, the horological heart doctor

Twenty years ago, Michel Parmigiani, a man who has made restoration an art form, set up his own brand. One whose Senfine movement promises a "historic" new departure for watchmaking.

Monday, 16 January 2017
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Andreas Strehler
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Andreas Strehler's organic watchmaking

Located in Sirnach, Switzerland, close to Lake Constance, Andreas Strehler boasts twenty years as an independent watchmaker whose business model has nothing left to prove. In constant demand as a movement developer and contractor for the industry, he also cultivates exclusivity with the timepieces he crafts under his own name.

Friday, 16 December 2016
9 min read
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Romain Jerome x Pokemon
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Romain Jerome Go !

What do Pikachu, Super Mario, tattoos, the Titanic and the Eyjafjallajökull volcano have in common? Answer: a provocative and subversive brand by the name of Romain Jerome. Fans are overwhelmingly young and often serious collectors. The lowdown with Chief Executive Manuel Emch at Dubai Watch Week.

Friday, 02 December 2016
5 min read
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Ochs und Junior Anuual Calendar
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Ochs und junior: the watch you want

Ludwig Oechslin's brand appeals to an international clientele won over to its designs and a straightforward way of doing business.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016
Louis Nardin
4 min read
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François Junod, the automaton wizard

He is the artist and craftsman behind the Pushkin android, which "composes" and pens poems it then illustrates with a drawing. François Junod uses a combination of imagination and technical expertise to produce the most extraordinarily engineered automatons. We met him at his studio in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland.

Friday, 19 August 2016
7 min read
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Kari Voutilainen
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Kari Voutilainen, from Môtiers with love

All over the world, collectors go crazy for his classic watches, magnificently decorated with painstaking care. In the first of a series of portraits of artisan-watchmakers, we travel to the Swiss Jura to meet Kari Voutilainen and discover his story, his motivations and ideals, his workshop and, of course, his watches. Welcome home.

Wednesday, 08 June 2016
7 min read
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Henry-John Belmont, « Hommage à la Passion » 2015, Philippe Dufour, Fabienne Lupo, Anita Porchet, Christine Scheufele et Franco Cologni
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The FHH honours Anita Porchet and Karl-Friedrich Scheufele

The Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie is set to pay homage to two personalities who stood out for their talent and passion in 2015. The “Hommage au Talent” prize has been awarded to freelance enamel artist Anita Porchet, while Co-President of Chopard Karl-Friedrich Scheufele will be acknowledged with the “Hommage à la Passion” award. The 4th annual edition of the awards has been presented yesterday at the Cité du Temps in Geneva.

Friday, 20 May 2016
Press Release
5 min read
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Infinitely high standards at De Bethune

In Geneva, the brand presented three new watches and revealed its production secrets: pursuing its verticalization strategy and fostering old friendships!

Monday, 23 February 2015
Marco Cattaneo
4 min read
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