Turkish numbers on the dials of pocket watches for Ottoman Empire

18 四月 2018 | ,

What hour is it? Let’ say it better: what kind of numbers are they? On the dial of this watch you can see Turkish numbers, always featured in the dial of watches made for the Ottoman Emperor from the beginning of 17th century. Initially oval-shaped, then round, they became enclosed with several protective watch-cases. The…

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The three-quarter plate: a style hallmark for A. Lange & Söhne

15 四月 2018 | , ,

Ferdinand Adolph Lange was a perfectionist watchmaker, seeking for the optimum engineering solutions for its watches. This is the reason why he worked on the evolution of the many separate bridges and cocks commonly used to assembly the movement of a watch. For the watchmaker it was a quite hard work, made of trials and…

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The Pendule Sympathique by Breguet: maybe the most complicated clock in the world

10 三月 2018 | , ,

This is, probably, the most complicated clock in the world. Better: the clock and the watch, together. In 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 wind and set the correct time on a pocket watch,…

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How does a jewelry masterpiece take shape: the “Seraphim” jewel

5 三月 2018 | ,


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

24 四月 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 四月 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 二月 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 十一月 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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