BOOKS TO READ…
17 June 2016

BOOKS TO READ…

TUDOR ANTHOLOGY - MOONWATCH ONLY. THE ULTIMATE OMEGA SPEEDMASTER GUIDE
PATEK PHILIPPE - The manufacture within a manufacture
17 March 2016

PATEK PHILIPPE - The manufacture within a manufacture

Patek Philippe’s famous slogan, “You never actually own a Patek Philippe, you merely look after it for the next generation,” places its creators under something of an obligation to put those words into practice. If not, this dogmatic declaration would be just another advertising cliché. I thought the best way to find out whether this promise of longevity had any substance was to go and see first-hand how a company like Patek Philippe manages its after-sales service. I was not disappointed. In fact, I was blown away.
Meeting with Laurent Cantin, Director of International Client Services, Patek Philippe
17 March 2016

Meeting with Laurent Cantin, Director of International Client Services, Patek Philippe

Laurent Cantin is Patek Philippe’s friendly and approachable Director of International Client Services, and he is clearly passionate about his work. He told us more about how the company organises its international service centres.
Real, fake and real fake watches
17 March 2016

Real, fake and real fake watches

Counterfeiters are increasingly turning their attention to collectible watches, whose prices have skyrocketed. Sometimes all it takes is one tiny detail, which is easy to fake, to treble the price of a watch.
BOOKS TO READ…
16 March 2016

BOOKS TO READ…

CHRONOGRAPHS FOR COLLECTORS – TWELVE: WATCH BUYER ’S JOURNAL – ULTIMATE ROLEX DAYTONA, THE MINI EDITION – IN STEP WITH TIME: FROM SWISS INDUSTRIES FAIR TO MCH GROUP
THE WATCH PROFESSIONAL CORNER - Fighting crime, one watch at a time
4 January 2016

THE WATCH PROFESSIONAL CORNER - Fighting crime, one watch at a time

The Watch Register is a new database of over 50,000 timepieces, providing a search and register service to encourage the trade to carry out due diligence, to recover stolen watches and help prevent thefts.
SMARTWATCHES - It's not too late – Taking advantage of the smartwatch's potential
4 January 2016

SMARTWATCHES - It’s not too late – Taking advantage of the smartwatch’s potential

Apple’s long-awaited arrival, with all the attendant media ballyhoo, has given the smartwatch market strong momentum this year.
2015 BEST-SELLERS… BOOKS TO READ…
4 January 2016

2015 BEST-SELLERS… BOOKS TO READ…

MOONWATCH ONLY. THE ULTIMATE OMEGA SPEEDMASTER GUIDE - FIFTY FATHOMS, THE DIVE AND WATCH HISTORY 1953-2013 - THEORY OF HOROLOGY - ROLEX DAY DATE - ROYAL OAK - AUDEMARS PIGUET
EUROPA STAR CHOICES - Choosing that first watch
19 November 2015

EUROPA STAR CHOICES - Choosing that first watch

Your son is celebrating an important birthday, or maybe he has graduated, won a sports competition, got his first job, or is about to be married. In any case, you want to give him his first ‘proper’ watch. Which watch should you choose? Or, if you’re a retailer, which should you suggest? My first question would be: what is his style, what’s his image?
INNOVATION - All rise for the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260
19 November 2015

INNOVATION - All rise for the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260

57 complications in a single watch, unveiled on the very anniversary of the Geneva manufacture’s 260th year of continuous operation.
ANALYSIS - Watches with Spectacular Displays
19 November 2015

ANALYSIS - Watches with Spectacular Displays

An increasing number of watchmakers are designing watches without hands. The WAG watchmaking association has selected some of the best examples for its ‘Spectacular Displays’ exhibition.
PRECIOUS WATCHES… BOOKS TO READ…
19 November 2015

PRECIOUS WATCHES… BOOKS TO READ…

ROLEX ENCYCLOPEDIA - THE WATCH BOOK - ZENITH - BREGUET, THE STORY OF A PASSION 1973 – 1987 - CORUM’S GOLDEN BRIDGE …
TECHNOLOGY - When watchmaking uses 3D printing
30 September 2015

TECHNOLOGY - When watchmaking uses 3D printing

While 3D printing is already being used on an industrial scale in fields like the aircraft industry or the medtech sector, this technology is still in its infancy in the world of watchmaking.
A CONTRARIO - Differentiation or saturation in the watch industry?
30 September 2015

A CONTRARIO - Differentiation or saturation in the watch industry?

In this special commentary feature, we connect with Mr. Fabio Anderaos de Araujo, a.k.a “The Mechanical Watch” and look into the reasons why watches are becoming more and more similar.
Redefining water resistance with Mauron Musy
22 June 2015

Redefining water resistance with Mauron Musy

Swiss brand Mauron Musy has produced the only "gasket-free direct-seal" watch in the world, meaning their watches should stay dryer for longer.

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