Exclusive: Inside the Tourbillon Room at Breguet

It is common knowledge in the watch world that Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon — a highly precise mechanism that eliminates certain problems in accuracy due to the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions.  Breguet first conceived of the tourbillon in 1795, though it was not patented until 1801, and not…

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4 Most Impressive Clocks in the Palace of Versailles and Petit Trianon

While in Paris last week with Breguet  on an exciting trip to experience the past and present of the brand (we bring you more about that in the next weeks) – we had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Palace of Versailles (complete with a private tour of the rarely open Kings Chambers) and the…

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Introducing the F.P. Journe Historical Anniversary Tourbillon Wristwatch

It was 30 years ago that Francois-Paul Journe unveiled his first pocket watch to the world in 1983.  That watch demonstrated his unique yet traditional watchmaking savoir-faire and launched him into a three-decade-long success story. Today, in honor of that timepiece, Journe unveils a reinterpretation of that pocket watch in wrist watch format. Called the…

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5 Top Watchmaking Complications

Watch brands often refer to timepieces as having simple or complex complications. Generally every function of a watch that is in addition to its timekeeping role is an added complexity.  Essentially a complex watch offers added information and data. The more extra functions, information and data packed into a timepiece, the more complicated it is. …

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Up Close with the Ladies’Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec Big Date

The trend toward women’s cushion-shaped watches has roots in the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s when these styles were all the rage. Now savvy brands revisit the cushion-cornered square shape with sleek new looks. Such is the case with this stunning Carl F. Bucherer Patravi EvoTec BigDate watch. Crafted in 18-karat rose gold and set with…

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Audemars Piguet Unveils the Millenary Minute Repeater

A sheer beauty in terms of craftsmanship, complexity and design, the Audemars Piguet Millenary Minute Repeater makes it official debut on the market. Complete with the much-coveted AP escapement and double balance-spring, the new hand-wound repeater with small seconds subdial is a beauty to behold.  It is being created in rose gold with a white…

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