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Age of Discovery
12 Nov 2018
Age of Discovery
The age of carriages, royal balls and the ability to replace thousands of words with a single swing of the fan is long left behind, but one of its most important attributes fortunately is still with us. And when the dazzling bracelets and pendants with the hidden watches inside are made by artisans of the most respected jewelry brands, the result sometimes surpasses even museum pieces.
Swiss legacy with American roots: IWC history
8 Nov 2018
Swiss legacy with American roots: IWC history
IWC celebrates 150-year anniversary. A perfect time to refresh our knowledge and once again realize its generous contribution to horology – from legendary pilot’s watches to arguably the most reliable perpetual calendar on the market.
Escapement: The ticking is born
7 Nov 2018
Escapement: The ticking is born
Escapement is one of the key elements of a mechanical watch. Evenly transferring the energy of balance to the rest of the gear train, it is responsible for the accuracy of any timepiece. And yes, the very sound of the watch is born here.
Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2018. Ladies’
6 Nov 2018
Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2018. Ladies’
The most important awards of the watch world are near. It’s time to better know the competing watches. Let’s start with the Ladies’ section.
Andreas Strehler: 'Who said the movement is the most important part?'
6 Nov 2018
Andreas Strehler: 'Who said the movement is the most important part?'
Even if you don’t really follow the independents we’d bet the name of Andreas Strehler sounds quite familiar. The creator of a moon phase precise for two million years and one of the greatest Opuses for Harry Winston appears to be the most pleasant and open-hearted speaker in whole Switzerland. Can you imagine a master watchmaker talking about the importance of a proper strap? Well, now you can.
John Arnold’s Legacy
2 Nov 2018
John Arnold’s Legacy
Let's continue the talk about once-famous trademarks gaining the second birth within the framework of modern haute horlogerie. This time we'll talk of John Arnold (1736-1799) and his legacy.
The shape of water
2 Nov 2018
The shape of water
The last three centuries have brought little change to Venice scenery. The Italian city seems frozen in time, and being there has much in common with acting in some fabulous theatrical production. From magnificent Basilica San Marco to romantic gondola rides, here’s the ultimate guide to this cradle of renaissance.
The Bvlgari woman is ready to take an action
1 Nov 2018
The Bvlgari woman is ready to take an action
Bvlgari has updated the B.Zero1 collection and invited Bella Hadid to star in its campaign. And just as expected, a supermodel fully demonstrates the character that the Italian manufacturer appreciates in a woman.
Moderate sizes strike back
31 Oct 2018
Moderate sizes strike back
The rule of huge watches is finally coming to an end, or at least goes on a some kind of pause. Maybe the market has got enough, or maybe it is the demand of numerous asian customers, but the Swiss are already changing the long-running paradigm. So we’d better start getting used to the new norm testing the masculinity-depends-on-the-size rule along the way.
Every-day treasure
30 Oct 2018
Every-day treasure
Happy Sport, one of the core Chopard collections celebrates a quarter-century anniversary.
Time to start anew. Part 2
29 Oct 2018
Time to start anew. Part 2
No one remembers exactly why and when the circular form of time indication has become the basic one. But it’s hard to argue the fact that the vast majority of tower clocks or pocket watches successfully relied on two or three central hands for centuries. And yet, there will always be some watchmakers willing to experiment and to go an alternative path.
The deepest blue
26 Oct 2018
The deepest blue
Have a look at Carl F. Bucherer and Harley Davidson custom luxury motorcycle set with diamonds and featuring a watch. It’s very blue indeed.