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Breguet Marine Ref. 5517 automatic guilloche titanium

The Refreshed Breguet Marine – Or: The Generational Problem of a Traditional Manufacture

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In its early years, Breguet was a powerhouse of innovation and a style-setter. Today, the iconic style is considered conservative. Is the current, modernised Marine collection the much needed 'fresh blood'?
Vianney Halter Deep Space Resonance Tourbillon

Vianney Halter’s Deep Space Tourbillon Resonance: a temperamental astronomical loupe (without any such indication!)

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The Vianney Halter Deep Space Tourbillon Resonance teaches us about resonance as a fundamental phenomenon shaping a self-organising Universe
Geneva Watch Days 2012 maccaron
Ferdinand Berthoud Regulateur Squelette Calibre FB-T.FC-RStEC

Ferdinand Berthoud limits ‘fine watchmaking at the peak’ by movement (Calibre FB-T.FC-RS) number – a smart strategy that pays off!

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With the new Régulateur Squelette (calibre FB-T.FC-RS) Ferdinand Berthoud introduced a strategy to limit by movement. At Geneva Watch Days 2021, we sat together with them and now want to share insights collected and some snapshots taken, plus our first impressions/thoughts.
Watches & Wonders 2021 - Intro

Of transgender sizes, considered transparency and a few plausible concepts – our thoughts on the state of the industry post Watches & Wonders 2021

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The one (and only!?) big watch industry show – Watches & Wonders 2021 – has just concluded. ‘the eclecticum’ considered what we saw, and there’s a few noteworthy developments to share – on a meta level

International Women’s Day: Exploring the female side of watchmaking!

For the International Women's Day we highlight women in watchmaking - the glorious and the not so glorious aspects
Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometer Chronometre FB 2.RE hand wound constant force fusee chain remontoir enamel dial

Certified: Ferdinand Berthoud backs up the chronometric performance of the FB 2RE.2 with independent data

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The results of the Fleuritest chronometry test cycles for the new Ferdinand Berthoud FB 2RE show impressive chronometric capabilities
the eclecticum

Making-of Odysseus from A. Lange & Söhne

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Realising a stainless-steel, luxury sports watch brought many ‘firsts’ which were tackled in their typical, thorough approach – here’s our insights on the long road to the new A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus
the eclecticum
De Bethune DB21RE MaxiChrono Reedition chronograph central stack manufacture

Centralised: Close-up with the De Bethune DB21RE MaxiChrono Réédition

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Third time’s a charm: three column wheels, three clutches – and three iterations to perfect it