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Naissance d'une Montre Chapter 4

Naissance d’une Montre Explores Handmade Watches

July 28, 2020
Many, if not most, watchmakers today are simply the last in the long chain of specialists required to make a modern watch – assembling, rather than making, prefabricated parts into a working machine. However, complete watchmakers have to be able to calculate, design and make those parts, each requiring different skills. They also need very broad knowledge, ranging from mathematics...
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Naissance d'une Montre 2

The Naissance d’Une Montre 2 Project Continues

June 15, 2020
Sticks are humankind’s oldest tools. The fact that wooden sticks are still used in the manufacture of sophisticated machinery such as luxury watches is of particular fascination. Wood is uncomplicated, natural and has many near-magical properties. Of particular interest is that wooden sticks are used in one of the most important aspects of high-end watches — the fine finishing. Watch...
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Greubel Forsey QP Equation

Greubel Forsey Unveils the Rose Gold QP à Équation

May 29, 2020
Following the GPHG (Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève) award for the best Calendar Prize, Greubel Forsey presents its QP à Équation in a rose gold case with a chocolate-colored gold dial. By reinventing the prestigious perpetual Calendar (QP), with the QP à Équation, Greubel Forsey demonstrates through their art of invention that the history of mechanical watchmaking remains in a...
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Naissance d’une Montre 2

Update: The Naissance d’une montre 2 Project

May 19, 2020
To make the Naissance d’une montre 2 project as authentic as possible, Dominique Buser and Cyrano Devanthey, assisted by David Friedli, had to build a watch under the watchful eye of a committee. This committee was not a band of savvy marketing executives, but rather three seasoned watchmakers who produce some of the most sophisticated timepieces available today. Robert Greubel...
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Naissance d’une Montre 2 Project

The Naissance d’une Montre 2 Project

April 23, 2020
In 2019, the Time Aeon Foundation announced the Naissance d’une Montre 2 project, and the watchmakers chosen to build a watch in the most artisanal way were Cyrano Devanthey, Dominique Buser and David Friedli. “It’s masochism!” declares Devanthey, explaining why he and two of his colleagues are making a sophisticated 21st-century wristwatch from scratch using the discarded tools and techniques...
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Greubel Forsey Hand Made 1

Greubel Forsey’s Mind-Blowing Hand Made 1

April 16, 2020
With 95% of this timepiece – including the hairspring – made using only hand-operated tools, one single timepiece requiring an extraordinary 6,000 hours work (equal to three years man-hours), Hand Made 1 by Greubel Forsey takes traditional watchmaking to a new unprecedented summit. Never before has a hand-made timepiece exhibited such a high level of workmanship and precision. This timepiece,...
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