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Racing watches: Luxury watches with the DNA of motorsports

Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, once said, "Auto racing began five minutes after the second car was built." He probably has a point. Race drivers have always pushed the limits of what is possible and constantly competed with rivals in breakneck battles. As a logical consequence, the need to precisely measure time and speed soon arose. This is where luxury …

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Complications explained: The Repeater

A repeater is one of the particularly complex refinements that can be made to a movement. Despite their immense value, the fine mechanisms are anything but easy to recognize. A small lever on the left edge of the watch case is often the only indication of the repeater complication on the inside. Only when the slider is pushed, the sound of the repeater begins to play. Then, …

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Complications explained: The Date Display

The date display has become one of the complications that we find and appreciate most on wristwatches – and yet it was a long way until the date found its way onto the dial of classic luxury watches. Let's take a moment to learn more about how the date display works and its variations. The development of the date display How a date display works How to adjust …

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The delicate world of watchmakers and polishers: Their tools and processes

It is known that a cook uses knives for cooking. A carpenter, on the other hand, works with planes. We can also imagine that the tools and procedures required for work become increasingly finer as the objects to be crafted become more delicate and smaller. For luxury watches, there are countless, particularly delicate components, some of which are even thinner than a hair. To …

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