inventor of the chronograph, was born into a prosperous family of farmers in Bourges, France, was a French horologist

Meet The Newest $380,000 Louis Moinet Space Revolution Watch; It’s Out Of This World

Louis Moinet Space Revolution watch

Currently up as a nomination for this year’s Grand Prix de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve (GPHG), the Louis Moinet Space Revolution watch takes the brand’s “Mechanical Wonders” category of timepieces to all new heights. More than three years in the making, the new mechanism for this watch boasts multiple tourbillons that revolve around the deep-space…

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GPHG 2020 Finalists: Full List, 84 Nominees

GPHG 202

This year’s Grand Prix d’ Horlogerie de Geneve (GPHG)  — what some refer to as the Academy Awards of watchmaking – has announced the 84watch nominees for the 2020 edition. The nominations have been selected by more than 350 members of the watchmaking community, from brand executives, to watchmakers, watch educators and leaders and journalists…

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Beginner’s Guide: What Is A Chronograph?

Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraph

This week we offer a quick look at watch complications from a beginner’s viewpoint. For the past few months we have gotten  a lot of questions about watch complications and how to just get the basics down. So here, we offer watch education for a true novice. This week: What is a chronograph? What is…

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Louis Moinet, Master At Uniqueness, Unveils Memoris Scarab Wings Watch

Louis Moinet Memoris Scarab Wings Watch

On its recently revamped website, in the “tomorrow” section,  Swiss independent watch brand Louis Moinet writes: “A meteorite unique in the world has just landed in the Ateliers Louis Moinet, more than 150 years after its discovery. This extraterrestrial material will be the heroine of a one-of-a-kind creation telling a truly extraordinary story.” The thing is, if…

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Louis Moinet Set To Launch Immersive ‘Discovery Days’ Event

Louis Moinet founder Jean-Marie Schaller.

  Swiss independent watch brand Louis Moinet is one of the more creative brands on the market. This is the company that brought us the first-ever oil derrick watch with moving automated derrick. It is the brand that brings us dinosaur fossils as dials, as well as other antique and space-age dial materials. Inventor of…

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Who Are The Final 84 Watches In The 2019 GPHG (Grand Prix d Horlogerie) Competition?

Armin Strom, GPHG

      The Foundation of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)  has announced its pre-selected watches — six in each of the categories — that will be going up for the final vote this fall.  In total, there are 84 timepieces   competing for the 18 prizes, including the prestigious “Aiguille d’Or” Grand Prix. The GPHG’s…

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