Exposure to magnetic fields isn't without consequence on a mechanical watch's proper functioning. After early attempts to resolve the problem, recent innovations are delivering promising results. Demagnetising tools are also benefiting from new developments.
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Best known as the inventor of the tourbillon escapement for which he filed patent rights on June 26, 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet was no less the creator of a number of other exceptional timekeeping devices and instruments.
In skeletonising the 3mm-thin movement of its new Classique Tourbillon Extra-Plat Squelette 5395, Breguet demonstrates its technical and artistic skill to stunning effect.
By presenting their latest releases actually inside the Manufacture (except Glashütte Original which located to one of Geneva's luxury hotels), Swatch Group's prestige brands were able to highlight the singularity of their watches while making clear the complexity inherent to production.
After slamming the door on Baselworld, Swatch Group had to come up with an alternative way to present its new releases to the press. The solution, the Time to Move roadshow, was the opportunity for the world's biggest watch group to flex its industrial muscle.
These previews of what brands will be serving up in Basel, or in Swatch Group's case, Zurich, make for tasty viewing. Mechanisms are laid bare or clad in unusual materials. Let's get this party started!
Breguet offers its Classique 5177 a Grand Feu enamel dial in a unique "Breguet blue" that mirrors the brand's elegant sobriety.
Attention to detail is evident throughout this limited-edition Breguet Marine 5517, especially created for the Swiss retailer's Blue Editions collection.