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20.03.2017

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ANNIVERSARY | 130 on the clock NEWS | Creators in sync NEWS | Richard Mille at Sucess Street ANTHROPOLOGY | Independent watch creators – myth and reality SPECIAL REPORT | A glance in the rear-view mirror COVER | The...


20.03.2017

The right time to bow out

Why am I calling it a day ? You needn’t look too hard for an answer. The fact is that I’m 68 years old this year. The age of retirement, set at 65 for men in Switzerland, is under discussion just about everywhere. When is the...


20.03.2017

130 on the clock

Anniversaries are always a good excuse for watchmaking brands to revive good memories and an opportunity for us to say a few warm words about them. They might apply to the founding of a company, the launch of a model, the...


20.03.2017

Creators in sync

Armin Strom caused a stir last autumn with the presentation – first in London and then in Dubai – of his resonance watch, the Mirrored Force Resonance. A magical word that brings to mind clockmakers such as Janvier and...

Category: Watch Around 023, News

20.03.2017

Richard Mille at Success Street

According to watchmaking’s barroom pundits, Richard Mille is one of the few brands really doing well these days. However at the SIHH it only had one new model on display – the breath-taking RM 50-03 McLaren-F1, a feather-light...

Category: Watch Around 023, News

20.03.2017

Independent watch creators – myth and reality

Just like the Touareg, the Kwakiutl, the Nambikwara, the Dogon, the Aché and the Achuar peoples, independent watch creators are now among the tribes to have welcomed an anthropologist into their midst. From October 2009 to...


20.03.2017

A glance in the rear-view mirror

The last one by Arm ? That’s the code name of this issue of Watch Around, the last editorial lap from yours truly after 40 years of journalism, of which the past 25 have been mostly devoted to watchmaking. So why are you...


20.03.2017

The calibre 240’s hour of glory

Born in 1977, it remains after 40 years the delight of Patek Philippe and of the happy owners of a variety of watch models, some unique and all elegant. And there’s no fuss about it because when it comes to celebrating...

Category: Watch Around 023, Cover

20.03.2017

Alternatives to alternation

Since its invention in 1675 by the Dutch physicist Christiaan Huygens, the compact and ever-evolving sprung balance has proved a valuable ally of the watch. The closely knit pair of balance and spring swings uninterruptedly back...


20.03.2017

Belgian iconoclast

If Ressence were a person, it would doubtless be one of those teenagers capable of transforming their scooter into a speed machine, with acute resourcefulness as their only tool. It would probably also be a crazy inventor...


20.03.2017

The oak and the reed

Automobile design has undergone radical changes in the past 20 years. Although facing very different issues, watchmaking has followed the same path, transitioning from the tank paradigm to that of the plastic bottle. Previously,...


20.03.2017

Crazier than the Freak

With InnoVision 2, Ulysse Nardin demonstrates that mechanics are still far from having reached their technical limits. In 1983, when Rolf Schnyder acquired the Le Locle brand on the verge of collapse, he could not have been aware...


20.03.2017

The tourbillon’s secrets

Every watch enthusiast knows its name and its association with rotation, motion and power. Yet the tourbillon is above all a technical solution to a problem that has always beset watchmakers. It is often summed up as “the...


20.03.2017

The long and the short of time

Between ourselves we complain that watchmakers have short memories, and this seems to have been corroborated by the latest events that have shaken their art and industry. Their bland optimism of everlasting glory, of an easy ski...


20.03.2017

The Manufacture

From factory to marketing buzzword


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