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The power of three: restaurants praised by Michelin Guide
16 Nov 2018
The power of three: restaurants praised by Michelin Guide
Michelin 3-stars rating is not your ordinary quality mark. Michelin guide awards three stars only to restaurants deserve a separate trip each. So make sure that nothing distracts you from the culinary pleasure and meet eight places that have been included in the 2018 list.
Pierre Jaquet-Droz's Legacy
14 Nov 2018
Pierre Jaquet-Droz's Legacy
A native of the Swiss La Chaux-de-Fonds, Pierre Jaquet-Droz has made history not only with the highest level of decoration imaginable but with creation of several automatons – moving mechanical figures of people or animals, often mistaken by contemporaries for wonders or even witchcraft.
The Pace of Time: When precision is king
13 Nov 2018
The Pace of Time: When precision is king
Over the past few months, a number of manufacturers have demonstrated the results of their long-term developments in the field of extreme accuracy. And most of them took traditional watchmaking to absolutely new territories.
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.
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.
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 art of happiness: Chopard history
25 Oct 2018
The art of happiness: Chopard history
Chopard’s trademark designs and collections are all-well known to anyone interested in jewelry or watches. But much like any 150-year jewelry and watch business, its history can tell you a lot about the art and fashion of long-gone eras, creativity and life in general. Oh, and there are a lot of diamonds for you to see along the way.
Time to start anew. Part 1
24 Oct 2018
Time to start anew. Part 1
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.