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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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Co-Axial Calibre 8500 Omega
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part seven

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 seven: high-frequency mechanical escapements and the co-axial escapement.

Wednesday, 08 May 2019
5 min read
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Swatch invited a hundred journalists from around the world to its new headquarters.
Connoisseur of watches
Swatch launches a paramagnetic balance spring

The "fun" brand of the world's number-one watch group has introduced Nivachron, a titanium-based alloy whose foremost property is to be unaffected by magnetic fields. This economical solution isn't intended to replace silicon but will benefit other brands.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019
4 min read
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Hautes-fréquences-cover
History & Masterpieces
Regulating organs, from past to present – Part six

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 six: modern escapements.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019
4 min read
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Les Cabinotiers Panda Sauvage © Vacheron Constantin
Watches & Wonders
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers watches touring America

At the second annual Watches & Wonders Miami event that took place mid-February, in-the-know collectors had a very rare opportunity to see the 20 new and unique Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers watches that are touring America.

Tuesday, 05 March 2019
5 min read
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Emmanuel Curti, founder of Label Noir
Trend Forecaster
Label Noir takes customisation to the extreme

Label Noir masters every aspect of watch customisation, both exterior and movement. Based in Geneva, it provides a sui generis service to connoisseurs from around the world who dream of turning an icon into a legend.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Fanny Nicolet
4 min read
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Swiss Alp Watch Concept Black © H. Moser & Cie
Connoisseur of watches
Traditional to radical: new tourbillons at SIHH 2019

Tourbillons were the hot new complication in the late ’90s and early aughts. At the time, it was impressive enough to show the escapement on the dial, with its twirling carriage and decorated bridge. Nearly 20 years later, tourbillons need to pack a little more oomph to impress potential buyers.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019
5 min read
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Yellow Sapphire © Hublot
Connoisseur of watches
The very real benefits of synthetic jewels

Auguste Verneuil's groundbreaking discovery in 1892 made synthetic corundum a reality, and transformed watchmaking in the process.

Thursday, 14 February 2019
4 min read
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