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12.03.2014

Beware the gravediggers

When the watch industry caravan settles comfortably into its annual springtime quarters at Basel, it’s a chance for many to reunite with friends and colleagues. For most it’s an annual opportunity; twice yearly for those who also...

Category: Watch Around 017, Editorial, Public

12.03.2014

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NEWS | The faces of the moon NEWS | From the shadows to the spotlight NEWS | Playing around with gears AUCTIONS | Aurel Bacs: a hard act to follow SKILLS | A rose by any other name SPECIAL REPORT | Concepts that...

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12.03.2014

Double tribute to a railway icon

The Swiss station clock: Hochparterre editions have published a book about it and the Mondaine watch brand has managed to replicate in a wristwatch the characteristic pause of the clock’s red seconds hand as the minutes hand...

Category: Watch Around 017, Library

12.03.2014

The faces of the moon

The moonphase indication plays a special part among complications, not least for providing the dial with a touch of colour. Watchmakers have sought to embellish the slow moving disc, applying their crafts and thinking up new ways...

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12.03.2014

A planetarium on the wrist

This year’s SIHH exhibition featured the theme “Horology, A Child of Astronomy”. This title reflects the fact that very soon after the first horological mechanisms were introduced 13th century, the skills acquired in working with...

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12.03.2014

From the shadows to the spotlight

2013 will remain carved into Romain Gauthier’s history as the year of public acknowledgement, the transition from the shadows to the spotlight. This name was admittedly already known and respected among connoisseurs of the...

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12.03.2014

Playing around with gears

In the 1990s, Maurice Lacroix was clearly positioned in the mid-range, where it had a keen edge over much of the competition. For example, it occupied second place on the German market, where brand awareness surveys repeatedly...

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