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Technics & Technologies

The new Omega factory in Biel
Economy
How the digital revolution will impact watchmaking jobs

As Industry 4.0 continues to develop, new professions will appear but there will still be a place for rare crafts. Businesses will have to take lucid decisions about where to make cuts in the workforce.

Monday, 02 July 2018
Fanny Nicolet
5 min read
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Bulgari Octo Maserati
Trend Forecaster
Speed, Precision and Style: Watches and Italian Car Brands

The history and future of cars and watches seem to be inextricably linked. Both wristwatches and automobiles had their start in the early part of the 20th century, and both were about innovation, convenience and precision. Throughout the decades, many top watch brands have aligned themselves with the luxurious world of cars, from vintage to classic, muscle, sports and racers.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017
5 min read
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Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 Amagnetic 3 Days Automatic Titanio 47 mm
Culture
Watches and magnetism: poles apart? (II)

Watchmakers have always been at pains to shield their movements from magnetic fields. But as science has progressed, a handful of visionaries have searched for ways to turn magnetism to their advantage. This two-part article - an MRI of the latest developments – explains just what the big attraction is.

Thursday, 05 October 2017
6 min read
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Piaget Emperador 700P, Lip Nautic-Ski, IWC Ingenieur Automatic
Culture
Watches and magnetism: poles apart? (I)

Watchmakers have always been at pains to shield their movements from magnetic fields. But as science has progressed, a handful of visionaries have searched for ways to turn magnetism to their advantage. This two-part article - an MRI of the latest developments – explains just what the big attraction is.

Wednesday, 04 October 2017
5 min read
9
Schaltkreis ODC04 Beta 2
Culture
Fifty years of the quartz wristwatch

Fifty years ago, an institute in Neuchâtel fulfilled its mission to produce a quartz movement small enough to fit inside a wristwatch. This was the beginning of a revolution, for better and for worse, in the Swiss watch industry.

Thursday, 28 September 2017
6 min read
Zenith Defy Lab
New Models
Zenith's quantum leap

Zenith has given its legendary El Primero a successor with the ZO 342 calibre inside the Defy Lab. This new watch has the particularity of a case made from an innovative composite material based on metal foam, and a very high frequency movement with a monolithic silicon oscillator. Zenith promises it is "the world's most precise watch".

Thursday, 14 September 2017
4 min read
10
Breitling Navitimer Rattrapante
Culture
Slide rule: what is it, and how does it work?
Wednesday, 06 September 2017
3 min watch
Zenith Defy El Primero 21
News
Zenith's rising star?

Not one to keep a low profile for long, Jean-Claude Biver lifts the lid on a revolutionary new regulator, to be unveiled this autumn. Precise to one second in 24 hours, it will be part of a Zenith mechanical movement, already touted as the most accurate ever made.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
4 min read
5
HYT H1 Colorblock
Connoisseur of watches
HYT, on liquid time

HYT's hydromechanical watches take us back to ancient water clocks, yet the Neuchâtel brand chooses not to build on this early form of time measurement, with its rich implications, in its communication. Wrongly so?

Monday, 26 June 2017
Luc Debraine
5 min read
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