The Patek Philippe Calibre 89: the first watch to indicate the date of Easter

24 Апрель 2016 | ,

The Easter date does not correspond to a fixed date each year: this is why Easter is a so-called ‘movable’ feast. According to the Gregorian calendar, in use since  1582, the possible dates for Easter range between 22 March and 25 April. Since the Nicea Council, back in the VI Century, Easter is defined as the first sunday…

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The clock as a tool to measure space: after longitude, the challenge is the GPS localization

20 Апрель 2016 | ,

Hard to tell, but time measurement is a technical challenge tightly connected to the space measurement. The years and the resources invested in longitude measurement during XVII and XVIII Century demonstrate it. Marine chronometers finally allowed a safe sailing of oceans and the regular management of intercontinental sea routes. In the same way, the technological shift…

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Have a great 29th of February!

29 Февраль 2016 |

The date of today, 29th of February, could be the watchmakers’ holiday. Or at least the holiday of those watchmakers devoted to sophisticated mechanics, featured in the most fascinating watches, such as the perpetual calendars. This would be an unusual event: what kind of anniversary would be an anniversary to be celebrated each 4 years, instead…

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Fake watches, stolen watches, used watches… The second wrist watches market is a tough market

22 Ноябрь 2015 |

Many customers ask us advise in the purchase  of  used watches (or so-called vintage watches or second wrist watches). We decided to explain you why we can’t give you any guidance about watches to be bought outside our stores. We believe three elements make prestigious watches a luxury product: their aesthetic, the quality of their…

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Ruby in watches: stones that are precious to the movement of the wheels

9 Ноябрь 2015 | , ,

In the years between 700s and 800s watchmaking made great strides. Beyond great technical innovations, mainly concerning the regulating organ’s engineering, those were also the years to solve small mechanical issues: great innovations to a part of the mechanism  lead to discover issues in other parts, that was important to solve in order to have…

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What is the tourbillon needed for?

19 Октябрь 2015 | , ,

It is a fascinating mechanism and very appreciated by watch lovers. Sometimes you can see it trough a clear opening on the dial, someother it is hidden below the dial that preserve it. Somebody does not consider it as a watch complication, even it is necessary a deep technical knowledge to build such a small…

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Marine chronometers to calculate longitude

6 Октябрь 2015 | , ,

Since the beginning of navigation men learnt how to measure the apparently distance of the stars in order to calculate latitude. But longitude’s calculation has been for centuries a Nature’s secret hard to be solved, especially on a ship in the middle of the ocean. The contemporary observation of stars and planets could allow the…

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Tag Heuer and the 1/1.000th of a second, key to the Ferrari F1 team success in the Seventies

18 Июнь 2015 | , ,

Some F1 teams seem to dominate a whole era. That’s what Ferrari achieved in the 1970s. They were determined, they were dynamic, and they scooped up a total of seven Formula 1 World Championship titles. Throughout the decade TAG Heuer were their personal, in-house timekeepers, and also sponsored the whole team. The performance you cheer…

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