One of the most famous Breguet inventions is the pare-chute. When a watch falls or receives a blow, it is the balance between pivots that are the most likely to suffer, because of their slenderness. As early as 1790, Breguet made them shorter and gave them a conical shape. They are held in place by […]Continue reading »
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The Calibre 89 is the most complicated watch in the world; independently of our mean time (hours, minutes and seconds), it gives or incorporates the followings functions: hours, minutes and seconds of sidereal time, time in a second time zone, time of sunset and sunrise, equation of time, tourbillon regulator, perpetual calendar, century leap year […]Continue reading »
The Audemars Piguet, Sunrise – Sunset, Time Equation, and Perpetual Calendar watch takes its place amongst the most sophisticated of timekeepers. Its 11 displays make it an astronomical instrument. It is wound automatically by the simple movements of your wrist. It is available in dial colors 18 carat pink gold, yellow gold, white gold case […]Continue reading »
For 100 years, A. Lange & Söhne pocket watches were among the most coveted timepieces in the world – until World War II when A. Lange & Söhne was forced into a 50-year hiatus. In 1990, immediately after Germany was reunited, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great grandson Walter Lange re-established the Lange Brand. Today, Lange is […]Continue reading »
The art of transparency Ever since the dawn of horology, people have been fascinated by the interaction of wheels, levers, and springs in timepieces. Therefore, it is not surprising that gifted watchmakers occasionally took a fancy to showcasing the wondrous inner choreography of their creations – much to the delight of their customers. These were […]Continue reading »