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Technics

Lady Arpels Pont des Amoureux Night © Van Cleef & Arpels - Johann Sauty
New Models
Van Cleef & Arpels brings love to the fore

French-born Van Cleef & Arpels unveils one of its biggest and maybe most impressive watch collections to date – all dedicated to women.

Friday, 18 October 2019
5 min read
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Ratings certificate issued in 1923 by the Bureau Officiel du Contrôle de la Marche des Montres in Le Locle, forerunner to the COSC.
Events
The lost spirit of chronometry competitions

The 2019 Concours International de Chronométrie has proved an epic fail for Swiss watchmaking: of the five watches entered, only one is still in the running after the first round. Such a sorry performance in what brands see as a threat to their reputation shows the industry in a poor light.

Thursday, 17 October 2019
4 min read
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HM3 Frog introduces steeply curved sapphire domes (2010) © MB&F
Trend Forecaster
In the clear with sapphire

Recent developments have enabled watchmakers to overcome some of the difficulties inherent to working with sapphire and use its transparency to ever more spectacular effect. However, the greatest challenges aren't always where one might think. The proof with MB&F.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019
6 min read
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Seiko Spring Drive Caliber 9R02 manual winding
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part ten

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part ten: magnetic escapements.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019
3 min read
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© Jakub Skafiriak
Connoisseur of watches
Meet your metal! (II)

Fiery, adaptable or hyper-sensitive... what if your watch's case metal hid a personality of its own? You won't see your favourite timepiece in quite the same way again...

Tuesday, 13 August 2019
6 min read
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Calibre 3255 © Rolex
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part nine

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part nine: silicon escapements.

Thursday, 11 July 2019
6 min read
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Machine manufacturers drew the crowds at EPHJ, which ran until June 21st.
Economy
The watch segment spooked by Industry 4.0

Cobots – collaborative robots – are the latest craze in industry, and the watchmaking sector has still to warm to the idea of data collection. These are the two main takeaways from the 18th EPHJ fair.

Monday, 01 July 2019
5 min read
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Reverso Grande Complication à Triptyque (verso) © Jaeger-LeCoultre
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part eight

Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part eight: dual impulse and pivoted detent escapements.

Wednesday, 12 June 2019
5 min read
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Celestia Astonomical Référence 9720C de 2017 © Vacheron Constantin
Watch Stories
A date with Vacheron Constantin calendars

Sometimes history can give an entirely different colour to an event. Vacheron Constantin's presentation of its Patrimony perpetual calendar ultra-thin took on a completely new dimension following the sale at auction, just days earlier, of the Don Pancho, a remarkable calendar watch made by the Manufacture in the 1930s.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019
5 min read
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