Beauty and Mystery: The Bugatti Aérolithe from Parmigiani

Beauty and Mystery: The Bugatti Aérolithe from Parmigiani

February 6, 2017
Hiding his work from his father Ettore, Jean Bugatti built the Bugatti Aérolithe, creating it from a highly flammable magnesium alloy that made welding impossible. The body was designed in two parts joined by an ingenious riveted dorsal seam. Shortly after it was unveiled in 1935, this incredible car which fell from the sky - hence its meteorite-inspired name -...
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Rise and Chime with Greubel Forsey

Rise and Chime with Greubel Forsey

February 2, 2017
Eleven years of research and development. The assembly of no fewer than 935 parts. The filing of two patents. The development of an acoustic resonance cage producing an extremely pure sound. The incorporation of eleven security functions ensuring maximum peace of mind... These few elements alone give an idea of the magnitude of the almost gargantuan task of creating the...
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The Lange 1 Moon Phase’s Innovative Lunar Display

The Lange 1 Moon Phase’s Innovative Lunar Display

February 1, 2017
In 2002, the Lange 1 Moon Phase enriched A. Lange & Söhne’s most successful watch family with a model featuring the popular astronomical complication. Following the Lange 1, it has now been endowed with a new movement as well. It takes a new and particularly realistic approach by combining the moon-phase display with a day/night indicator. More than 50 years...
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Laurent Ferrier’s Tourbillon Sees the Light

Laurent Ferrier’s Tourbillon Sees the Light

January 27, 2017
Some secrets are best shared: due to requests from customers and collectors eager to savor the view of the Galet Classic Tourbillon’s spectacle not only from the movement but also from the dial, Laurent Ferrier worked on a unusual view of the tourbillon itself, visible from the bottom cage. For Laurent Ferrier, it was a challenge because he always strives...
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H. Moser Resets the Clocks to Swiss Time

H. Moser Resets the Clocks to Swiss Time

January 25, 2017
In response to new legislation on the Swiss Made ordinance for watches, H. Moser & Cie. launched the Swiss Mad Watch earlier this month. More than a watch, the Swiss Mad Watch is a symbol: it is 100% Swiss, it embodies the greatest strength of Swiss haute horlogerie and all that is truly of value, encapsulated in a label worthy...
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Urwerk Starts a Revolution

Urwerk Starts a Revolution

January 24, 2017
Urwerk celebrates its 20th birthday in 2017 in style. No fireworks, candles or even congratulations but instead another opportunity to step out of the ordinary, to swim against the current and to amaze. Urwerk, the independent watchmaking company, today presents the UR-T8. It’s not only a new timepiece but an Urwerk that could again transform our concept of the wristwatch....
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