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SIHH 2017

Vacheron Constantin Celestia
Connoisseur of watches
Why we track equation of time

Like the minute repeater, tourbillon and the perpetual calendar, the equation of time is a rare and valued complication. True, it is an arcane function that neither chimes the hours, nor fights the effects of gravity, but it is rooted in the history of watchmaking and is therefore meaningful for aficionados.

Monday, 08 May 2017
6 min read
H Moser Swiss Mad Watch SIHH
Connoisseur of watches
H. Moser & Cie's maverick marketing

H. Moser & Cie Chief Executive Edouard Meylan has made irreverent humour a hallmark of the brand's communication. Throw in some adroit marketing and huge respect for traditional watchmaking, and stand well back!

Thursday, 04 May 2017
3 min read
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Carbon
Beginner's Guide
Roger Dubuis – no apologies for disruption!

The Geneva brand is showing no signs of slowing in 2017, with the opening of a boutique inside Harrods, London's temple of luxury, a partnership with Pirelli and another with Italdesign. Roger Dubuis is playing the "disruptive" card to full effect, with customer experience now part of the deal.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017
5 min read
Monsieur Muscle Breitling
Trend Forecaster
This sporting life

Life is a marathon, so we're told. If you spend your days sprinting from one meeting to the next without ever losing your cool, a sport watch is for you.

Friday, 21 April 2017
4 min read
Chopard L.U.C XP
Baselworld's tales of slender

Twenty months of ailing exports have put watchmakers in search of a remedy. Slimmer, lighter, more svelte, extra-thin models appear to be just what the doctor ordered, and an opportunity to set new records into the bargain.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
5 min read
Rolex Cellini Moonphase
How high the moon

Some see it as a complication in the horological sense. For others, it brings out watchmaking's dreamier side. Either way, the moon-phase display has become as popular a "function" as the chronograph and, for women's timepieces in particular, almost mandatory.

Monday, 27 March 2017
5 min read
Cyrille Vigneron Cartier
Point of View
"Cartier went too far"

Panthère and Drive are the new faces of Cartier in time measurement. A jeweller at heart with watchmaking coming later, the brand is refocusing on its founding tenets and addressing ladies first. Men won't be forgotten, but this new approach sees Cartier take on its mantle as a "women's brand".

Monday, 20 March 2017
4 min read
Jérôme Lambert
Point of View
Jérôme Lambert: “Montblanc watches are making a big buzz”

In one of his final interviews as CEO of Montblanc before moving on to a corporate position at the Richemont Group, Jerome Lambert discusses the transition from Montblanc and the product direction he has taken with the brand that will now be his legacy. “People seem to be recognizing that we are also known for fine watchmaking and our watches are making a big buzz,” says Lambert.

Friday, 17 March 2017
4 min read
Van Cleef Arpels Midnight Planetarium
Connoisseur of watches
Adventures in aventurine

Aventurine on a dial does a wonderful imitation of a starry sky, but what is it exactly? Gemstone or glass? Rare or in abundance? Read on for some scintillating facts.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017
5 min read
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