Decorating and Finishing Components for Luxury Watch Movements at Audemars Piguet

 |  November 14th, 2013

Not all watch brands are alike. Some luxury brands employ artisans that spend countless hours toiling on finishing tiny pieces of the movement that most will never see.   In fact, it is not uncommon in the world of haute horlogerie for finishers to spend dozens upon dozens of hours cutting base plates and parts, and engraving, polishing and finishing them to incredible artistic standards – event though they are housed inside a case and, often, beneath a dial.   Audemars…

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Watch Education in Napa Valley with A. Lange & Sohne

 |  September 19th, 2013

Recently, we   had the distinct privilege of joining A. Lange & Sohne in Napa Valley for the Akademie of watchmaking – wonderful and enlightening experience. To begin with, the event was chocked with watch education and hands-on work on important elements of the luxury watchmaking world. The Akademie, started in 2007, is a watchmaking event wherein A. Lange & Sohne collectors and key journalists come together to experience the 20 year rebirth of the brand and to experiment with watchmaking…

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We Don’t Have Enough Watchmakers !?!

 |  August 15th, 2013

Article Courtesy of, Watch Culture By Keith Strandberg WorldTempus Rant #8  — Service Event Horizon — The watch industry doesn’t have enough watchmakers to do the servicing. Be afraid…Be very afraid. Back when quartz ruled the world, there wasn’t much worry about service. After all, when your battery ran out, the watch store replaced it; maybe they performed a bit of service, but it wasn’t major surgery. Today, however, with the rebirth of the mechanical watch, all bets are…

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