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The object

You were right. It seems that our mystery objects are getting harder to identify. Last edition’s object is becoming increasingly rare on workbenches, being replaced by optical measuring systems. What we wanted to hear was that...

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Summary WA 020

NEWS | 40 years and several lives NEWS | Putting Gaia on the map SKILLS | Handcrafts in the low-cost era TECHNIQUE | Two brains are better than one SPECIAL REPORT | Ferdinand Berthoud, the long awaited return VIEWPOINT |...

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Sommaire WA 020-2

LEARNING | Mathematics, the language of watchmaking TECHNIQUE | Ten major watchmaking developments COVER | HYT: a successful mismatch TESTIMONIES | Call the usual witnesses NEWS | 200 years, due cause for...

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Some sharp reminders are due

This 20th edition of Watch Around gives us the opportunity to play with numbers: 20, 2 or 200. It reminds us of the seldom-mentioned fact that horology is as much the daughter of mathematics as it is of astronomy. We’ll learn...

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Putting Gaia on the map

In specialised circles, the Gaia Award is considered the supreme accolade, the ultimate watch industry distinction. Created in 1993 by the International Horological Museum (MIH) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, it honours “personalities...

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40 years and several lives

This edition is all about figures, especially number 20 and its multiples, so we were not going to miss the 40th anniversary of Maurice Lacroix. Founded in 1975 by a major Zurich trading company, Desco von Schulthess, and...

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Ferdinand Berthoud, the long awaited return

Having a grandmother whose maiden name was Berthoud, I often used to wonder why such a famous name in horological history had not yet regained a place on the contemporary watchmaking scene. The impressive resurgence of mechanical...

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