Manufacture

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A Manufacture With Momentum: Paying a Visit to Parmigiani Fleurier

Can a watch manufacture become any more sovereign than this? The soon-to-be-instated King Charles III of England is the owner of a Parmigiani Fleurier. King Charles has long worn the watch, but now, as a prince becomes a king, his…

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Atelier For Unique Pieces: Paying A Visit To Vacheron Constantin

Being at the top is always nice, of course. But here, with such famous names as Piaget, Rolex, Harry Winston and Patek Philippe as neighbours, it is just as delightful to be at the bottom. Only physically, of course, on…

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A Journey Through The Zenith Manufacture in Le Locle

Anyone who leaves school at the age of 9 is either clearly not suited to academia, or has already realised what their calling is. George Favre-Bulle must have been a visionary even as a child, because he had bigger plans…

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Sculptors of Time: Greubel Forsey Atelier

Back in 2004, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey founded the Greubel Forsey watch brand. In 2007, the two watchmakers bought an old 17th-century farmhouse and converted it into an atelier, where they now combine traditional craftsmanship with modern Haute Horlogerie…

Audemars Piguet Musée Atelier

Fans of Audemars Piguet can now visit the horology house’s brand new museum, the Musée Atelier, in Le Brassus. The museum, following its opening in June 2020, offers a chance to uncover the brand’s heritage and craftsmanship, with over 300…

Collector’s Piece: Patek Philippe Calatrava Manufacture Edition 6007A-001 in Steel

To mark the completion of its new production building at the headquarters of the manufacture in Plan-les-Ouates, Patek Philippe is launching a limited edition Calatrava in stainless steel: the Calatrava Manufacture Edition Ref. 6007A-001. The watch couldn’t differ more from…

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Jaquet Droz Manufacture – Where Birds Never Stop Singing

Christian Lattmann already waits in the manufacture’s entrance as we arrive in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The brand’s CEO welcomes us in such a heartfelt way, as if we had been long-time friends of the Maison. It all feels so familiar, not…

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The Complex Case Of CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet

The case of the newest collection CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet has a complex architecture which required the use of dedicated tools and sophisticated hand finishing techniques. It has an octagonal middle case with a round extra-thin bezel and stylised arched lugs.…

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Parmigiani Fleurier – From Restoration To Haute Horlogerie Manufacture

Once, the small village of Fleurier in the Swiss canton of Neuchâtel has been an important place for watch making. But in the 1970s the quartz crisis had a major impact on the watch industry in Fleurier. At that time…

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Breguet Manufacture – About High-Tech Robots And Gentle Hands In The Heart Of Watchmaking

Time seems to stand still in ‘Vallée de Joux’, the high Jura valley of Vaud. The idyllic villages around the lake ‘Lac de Joux’ mainly live from dairy and their cheese. And watchmaking. From village to village on the eastside…

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Jaeger-LeCoultre – Atelier Des Métiers Rares

Antoine LeCoultre, who later put the foundation stone of the manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, has already in young years been a restless inventor. His pioneering spirit created – next to numerous other patents – a Millionmeter in 1844 and the first rocking…

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A visit at the Carl F. Bucherer Manufacture

The village Lengnau, which is located at the foot of the Jura Mountains in the canton of Bern and its population of just 5’500 is not very spectacular. However it is an important junction for the watch production. Something that…