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

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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Louis Moinet, Inventor of the Chronograph, Gets His Own Street, Unveils Ultravox Hour Strike Watch

Louis Moinet Ultravox Hour Striker designed by Eric Coudray and team.

It isn’t every day that a watch brand can boast that it has a street named after it, or its founder. However, on the 250th anniversary of the birth of Louis Moinet, the inventor of the chronograph, this Swiss independent brand has garnered its own street, named after the founder of the brand in Bourges, Switzeralnd. An unveiling…

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Louis Moinet Creates Watches With Billion-Year-Old Meteorites: Fossils; Dhofar, Acasta

Einstein’s theory of relativity states that space and time are connected. As far as horology is concerned, the incorporation of extraterrestrial materials into the manufacturing of time pieces is a match made in heaven. Louis Moinet has tapped into that natural synergy and created the Acasta and Dhofar watches. The manufacture is touting the two…

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Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys From Baselworld 2018, And Why We Love Them

Storage Wars: The Best USB Keys from Baselworld 2018 include this Cassette tape from Graham Watches.

As mentioned when we reviewed the best  and worst USB keys of SIHH 2018 earlier this year, we are in our sixth year of reviewing the storage devices that watch brands use to pass their precious information and images on to journalists and bloggers. This much-loved story has sparked a lot of attention over the…

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Three Watch Brands We Expect Great Things From This January 2018

Manufacture Royale ADN watch collection

With the new year here, it means show season will begin. In the watch world, that predominantly means — SIHH 2018, here we come. However, as we know, many other brands capitalize on the fact that so many retailers and press are in Geneva for SIHH and so they, too, exhibit their newest inventions —…

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Louis Moinet Unveils Limited Editions for Opening of Moscow Boutique

In typical Louis Moinet style, the dials of the new Moscow boutique pieces are made of rare minerals.

Atelier Louis Moinet — one of our favorite independent watch brands — seems to exist  to perpetuate the legacy of Louis Moinet himself, master watchmaker and inventor of the chronograph in 1816. In a decisive step to further establish the firm, Louis Moinet recently opened its first ever boutique in Moscow. This development bears witness…

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