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.
INDEPENDENTS - Haute Horlogerie: When Independents Join Forces
2 March 2015

INDEPENDENTS - Haute Horlogerie: When Independents Join Forces

Living in the shadow of the sector’s giants, what place is there for small independent watchmakers in the highest echelons of creative watchmaking? Are they equipped to meet the many challenges they face, alone? Debate.
INDEPENDENTS - Case Studies (Part 1)
2 March 2015

INDEPENDENTS - Case Studies (Part 1)

A series of portraits to illustrate the various difficulties encountered by independents, Europa Star has chosen a series of particular cases. You’ll find the first part of these studies per brand. More to follow in our next issue! (Europa Star 2/15 Baselworld - online on March 18th).
RETURN TO SIMPLICITY - Simplicity is a Complex Business!
28 August 2014

RETURN TO SIMPLICITY - Simplicity is a Complex Business!

In the quest for the truth about what appears to be a mechanical “back to basics” movement, Europa Star asked a number of watchmakers to help navigate the complex route that leads to simplicity. With the participation of Denis Flageollet (De Bethune), François-Paul Journe (FPJ), Edouard Meylan (H. Moser & Cie), Luc Perramond (La Montre Hermès), Sandro Reginelli (Maurice Lacroix) and Jean-Marc Wiederrecht (Agenhor).
MECHANICAL - Who will succeed ETA?
28 August 2014

MECHANICAL - Who will succeed ETA?

From 2020, Swatch Group will be allowed to stop supplying third party clients with ETA movements. For Sellita and Soprod, the two biggest alternative manufacturers of entry-level and mid-range Swiss made calibres, the stakes are high. Probing the heart of Swiss watches.
MECHANICAL - Are IN-HOUSE MOVEMENTS Important?
28 August 2014

MECHANICAL - Are IN-HOUSE MOVEMENTS Important?

Lately, in-house movements are all the rage. Since the Swatch Group/ETA started talking about limiting supply, many watch companies have developed their own movements, making them in-house. Due to the high investment needed for movement development and the relatively small volume, in-house movements necessitate a premium in price. So, given the increase in price, are in-house movements important? Well, it depends on who you ask…

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