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20 Years at A. Lange & Söhne: Interview With Anthony De Haas, Long-Standing Director of Product Development

Anyone with a passion for A. Lange & Söhne’s mechanical watches will know of Dutchman Anthony de Haas as well as CEO Wilhelm Schmid. As Director of Product Development, he is personally responsible for many of the brand’s 72 in-house…

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Horological Masterpieces at Watches & Wonders 2024: Highlights From The Geneva Watch Fair

The watch manufactures attending this year’s watch fair in Geneva presented us with some absolute horological masterpieces. Vacheron Constantin launched the world’s most complicated watch with 63 complications (including the first Chinese perpetual calendar), Piaget the world’s thinnest tourbillon watch and Rolex, at 322 grams, certainly the heaviest diver’s…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Presents Three New Duometre Models

Back in 2007, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented a model with the patented Duometre mechanism for the first time. The special feature of this construction is that it combines two barrels and two separate gear trains in one calibre, which are connected to…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Introduces Three New Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar Models

The Master Ultra Thin collection is Jaeger-LeCoultre’s answer to a modern dress watch, in which the ultra-thin movement always takes centre stage alongside the elegant aesthetics. This year at Watches & Wonders 2024, the watchmaker is presenting three new variations…

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Zenith Celebrates Comeback of Its Diver’s Watch With The Defy Extreme Diver And Defy Revival A3648

Following Zenith’s revival of its pilot’s line last year, this year sees another revival in the form of the new Defy Extreme Diver. As with the brand’s pilot’s watches, the diver’s watch has a long history at Zenith – a…

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Montblanc’s Iced Sea Becomes a Collection: Two New Iced Sea Automatic Date And a Deep Diver

Montblanc launched the Iced Sea Collection for the first time in 2022, with dials inspired by the glacial ice of the Mer de Glace in the Mont Blanc massif. A technique called gratté-boisé was used for the first time for…

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Montblanc 1858 The Unveiled Minerva Monopusher Chronograph

At Watches & Wonders 2024, Montblanc is presenting a new 1858 The Unveiled Minerva Monopusher Chronograph, whose movement has not only been built into the case upside down, but can also be fully admired by the wearer from all angles…

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New in 38 mm: Hublot Big Bang Integrated Time Only

The iconic Big Bang from Hublot, with its bold design and integrated bracelet, is appearing for the first time as a 38 mm version at this year’s Watches & Wonders 2024. Previously, there were smaller Big Bang models in 33,…

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The Watchmaking World’s Most Dynamic Duo: Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini

Were it not for a coincidence, Enrico Barbasini would probably be making it big as a musician, like his father, and not in the limelight as one of the most talented watchmakers of our time. Fortunately, a chance encounter gifted…

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Zenith Pilot’s Watches: The Untold Story of the Pilot

Ever since the Wright brothers revolutionised aviation in 1903, watch manufactures have competed to produce the best, most precise, and most functional tool watches for the skies. Given the superlatives with which some manufactures gild themselves today, it is easy…

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First Look: Louis Vuitton Voyager Flying Tourbillon ‘Poinçon de Genève’ Plique-à-jour

In the middle of last year, Jean Arnaud, who is responsible for Louis Vuitton’s watch division, announced a new era for the maison’s iconic Tambour model. The drum-shaped case has been given a contemporary facelift, and the positioning of the…

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Never Stand Still – A Visit to The A. Lange & Söhne Manufacture

We are standing in Glashütte in front of a mileage post from 1734 next to the A. Lange & Söhne manufacture, which signals the distances to the surrounding villages and towns. Back then, the post indicates, it took six hours…