Virtuosity on seconds hand: complicating the essential

24 May 2014 | , , , ,

The seconds hand is fundamental in watches, especially in the automatic ones, since it indicates the flow of time, and shows the correct functioning of the watch. In mechanical watches, the seconds’ hand is naturally decentrated, because it is placed on the second’ wheel. By modifying the wheel train, thus adding a complication to the…

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F. P. Journe: why did we choose him?

5 May 2014 | ,

Geneva, 1835. Abraham-Louis Breguet introduced to his son probably his most fascinating, complicated and hard to implement invention: the “pendule sympathique. A precision pendulum clock that could mechanically set the correct time on a pocket watch, when placed into a dedicated seat on the clock. Basel, 1990. Francois-Paul Journe, together with Denis Flageollet, two almost…

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SIHH 2014 trends: the chocolate colour

30 January 2014 | , , , ,

The brown will appear on the elegant wrists on 2014, both for ladies and men. Jaeger-LeCoultre introduces the 1931 Tribute Reverso with brown dial and leather strap, recalling the bond among Polo and the Reverso case’s origin. Lange & Söhne chooses the brown to dress its elegant watches for lady, the Saxonia Soirée in white…

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