TimetatioN – The Art of Collecting Watches – Rule One

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The Art of Collecting Watches How to collect watches, an ultimate guide. by Max Noble In this TimetatioN series of articles, Max Noble sets out the rules for serious watch collecting. These rules help collectors create an authoritative, coherent and sophisticated collection—the ultimate collection. Rule I : Trends Are For Fools If your collection is not about the latest trend, …

Crownology Lab – A winning combination

Crownology Lab

Watchmaking is an Art. It mixes the old with the new, like Louis Moinet, but also the tradition with technology, as is nicely represented by Manufacture Royale. A new way to represent these brands in their true value is offered by Crownology Lab. Here no thought is established and no history already written. In Independent Contemporary Watchmaking, the watchmakers and …

World Premiere – Ludovic Ballouard – Milky Way

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Feel the mystery and wonder of a galaxy, enjoy a stunning watch complication on your wrist, by a master of contemporary watchmaking. Welcome to the « MILKY WAY » ! It is in 2009 that Ludovic Ballouard took the leap and set up his own company. That same year he unveiled his very first watch, which he named the Upside Down. For it, …

Ludovic Ballouard to exhibit at the SIWP Geneva

Ludovic Ballouard

As the date of the SIWP (Swiss Independent Watchmaking Pavilion) exhibition is approaching, we are pleased to present you one of the master watchmaker who will be exhibiting during this 2nd edition that will take place in Geneva from the 17th to the 22nd January, 2016. This one is the genius Ludovic Ballouard who is well known thanks to the creation …

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Arnold & Son TEC1 Tourbillon Chronograph – A technical beauty

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The watches from Arnold & Son are known for their contemporary style but also for their desire to push back the boundaries of a tasty mix that combined art, tradition and technology. We can see that with the TEC1 watch which is probably one of best chronograph in the actual watch landscape. So its not a surprise that they were …

New case materials for Pita’s Minimal and Carousel

Pita Carousel

Pita has always been a connoisseurs brand, one that loves to defy the common. This is not only due to its Spanish background, but also thanks to the fact that founding father Aniceto Jiménez is a self-taught watchmaker. Hard to believe when you see his creations, or perhaps not. His watches have a straight forward sincerity to them, well made but …

Kerbedanz Quintum Minute Repeater – Art in motion

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When you talk about Kerbedanz, only one word can describe the brand: Art. By choosing to combine symbolism, KERBEDANZ opens an unexplored path in traditional Swiss watchmaking. Faithful to its artisan heritage related to families history in high jewelry, the Neuchâtel based KERBEDANZ, gives life to unique pieces or ultra limited series of rare and ultimate mechanical timepieces that serve as …

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Arnold & Son Time Pyramid; Details matter!

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid

Arnold & Son could very well made a perfect, classic, gold dress watch. In fact they have already done that with the HMS1. For that we should be thankful because these people from La Chaux-de-Fonds are not in the business of making an amazing dress watch, and do it again, and again, yet each time slightly different. These are people …

H. Moser & Cie Venturer Big Date; Practical Art

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Art can be practical, modest in execution, yet at the same time complicated and refined. H.Moser & Cie created such a watch with the Venturer Big Date. Round, red gold case, silver dial, brown strap; in the world of Haute Horlogerie hardly a description that is uncommon. But the Venturer is uncommon, an excellent example of art created for connoisseurs, …