America’s Oldest Watchmaking Guild, Horological Society of New York, Announces Gala and Charity Auction Event

 |  March 4th, 2019

The Horological Society of New York, America’s first watchmaking guild, founded in1866, announces the 2019 Gala and Charity Auction event. This event is earmarked as one of the best horological evenings and this year, the organization is moving the dinner and auction to a new location at the Manhattan Penthouse with breathtaking views of the New York City Skyline. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 17, and is filled with a host of presentations and awards. The Horological Society…

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The Watch World’s Nobel Prize, PRIX GAIA 2017, Goes To Wiederrecht, Mille and Marti

 |  September 12th, 2017

In the watch industry, there is a single aware, the Prix GAIA, that may be the most important, validating award yet. A jury of professionals, along with the Curator at MIH (Museum of International Horology // International Watchmaking Museum)  selects the candidates for three categories: Craftsmanship and Creation, History and Research, Entrepreneurship.  This year, the winner for each category in the 14th annual Award, respectively,  is genius watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, Laurence Marti and Richard Mille. Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, founder of Agenhor…

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FP Journe Achieves Perfect Symmetry with the Nouvelle Octa Lune

 |  March 13th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson   On every FP Journe timepiece, the inscription “Invenit et Fecit” can be found. Followers of the brand already know its translation, but for those unaware, the Latin phrase translates to “Invented and made,” referring to the fact that Francois Paul Journe – passionate watchmaker – invented and created each of his special timepieces.  The brand has a rabid core base of followers who are drawn to the obsessive way the manufacture adheres to a strict code of…

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A Moment in Time: Francois-Paul Journe Unveils the Chronometre Optimum in NYC

 |  November 29th, 2012

In a private appointment yesterday with master watchmaker Francois-Paul Journe (at the wonderful Madison Avenue FP Journe Boutique), we had the privilege of getting   hands-on to the brand new Chronometre Optimum watch that now joins FP Journe’s complex haute horlogerie collection.  This new piece – a three-hand watch – was several years in the making, holds three patents and is sublimely beautiful. For Journe, the new watch symbolizes the essence of precision, historical watchmaking concepts and modern technologies. “The goal…

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