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17.03.2015

Summary WA 019

IDEAS | How watchmaking defined “progress” NEWS | The die is cast NEWS | Let’s launch a watch brand! MANUFACTURING | Defining “quality” MARKETING | Transferral and ecology SKILLS | Watches touched by Midas SPECIAL REPORT |...

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17.03.2015

Quiet! We’re going round in circles

We live in irrational times when teenagers are entreated to wear earplugs at concerts – a recommendation that will no doubt fall on deaf ears. Yet all the experts agree: otherwise they risk irreversible hearing loss, ringing in...

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17.03.2015

De midi à minuit

C’est un livre étrange. A première vue, il se présente comme un ouvrage classique d’horlogerie, mais avec une ribambelle de montres ornées de symboles ésotériques. Et des légendes répétitives, des explications, des commentaires....

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17.03.2015

Sonnerie souveraine – Grande sonnerie

Here everyone learns all there is to know about the Grand and Small Strike. The mechanism, first found in clocks and then in clockwatches, is considered top in the hierarchy of complications. It’s almost a higher art form,...

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17.03.2015

Louis Elisée Piguet, six générations d’horlogers de la Vallée de Joux

Pour qui veut connaître l’horlogerie, ce livre est indispensable. Il retrace la vie et les œuvres d’un de ses patriarches, le créateur des montres les plus compliquées, l’auteur d’un livre de référence, le dépositaire de nombreux...

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17.03.2015

Fifty Fathoms

It’s a huge book of nearly 500 pages, weighing five kilos. Yet the title wristwatch seldom appears, and then only in boring footnotes. It’s not surprising. There’s not much you can say about the Fifty Fathoms – a very fine...

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17.03.2015

Piaget

Piaget – extra-thin watches, bling and celebrities? Or does the brand represent luxury, a proclaimed tradition and salesmanship? This book acclaiming the brand is certainly luxurious: big glamorous photos, extravagant jewellery...

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