Entries by the eclecticum

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26 June 1801 – 26 June 2021: 220 years of the tourbillon

The tourbillon turned from an ingenious device to fight gravitational errors into a place holder for fine watchmaking of inflationary abundance. We’ll attempt to highlight its highs and lows, and discuss its future

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Gold Dust: Vacheron Constantin’s ´American 1921 Piece Unique` – “faithfully recreated as if in 1921”

How Vacheron Constantin created the ´American 1921 Piece Unique`: When one of the ´Holy Trinity` comes across like an independent artisan …

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Delights from the May 2021 Auctions at Antiquorum, Ineichen and Phillips

Auction season is approaching, a there are a number of true collector’s delights to marvel (and perhaps bid?) at amongst the offerings – some combining watchmaking excellence in dangerous concentration

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

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