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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.
Ceramics in watchmaking: Hard as a rock
22 Oct 2018
Ceramics in watchmaking: Hard as a rock
Choosing ceramics as the prime material for a watch rarely bring you to a breaking-news territory. Ceramic cases, bezels, dials or whatever have been around for quite a while. And yet there is hardly any technique or material in the industry that generates so much controversy, mysticism and blurred knowledge from the owner’s point of view. Let's break some false stereotypes and highlight the facts.
George Graham’s legacy
15 Oct 2018
George Graham’s legacy
In the watchmaking world, few things are appreciated more than century-long traditions. And while not all trademarks succeed in operating through centuries, some of the vanished ones do return with a fanfare. This time we’ll talk of the British horologist George Graham (1673-1751) and the modern eponymous brand.
Konstantin Chaykin It’s Russian Time
20 Oct 2016
Konstantin Chaykin It’s Russian Time