GEVENA WATCH DAYS 2021 and more: On the rise of individuality, the consequences of success and moral hazards. Insights, Snaphots & Thoughts

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.

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

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

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

A lot of things are new for this year’s edition: here’s our take on the Academy’s selection of the 2020 GPHG finalists

Geneva Watch Days 2020: a first and (probably) a last – warm atmosphere, good spirit and lots of interesting watches to see

Ferdinand Berthoud – an acclaimed watchmaker in the 18th century and reborn as a brand only in 2015 – old yet young with highest ambitions and idiosyncratic details

How to define the very best in watchmaking? the eclecticum looks beyond in-house and finishing…