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  1. A shoal of herring may be an apt metaphor for Swiss watch companies, which can turn their designs on a dime in unison at a sign of an approaching threat. Thus, when the financial crisis of 2008...
  2. Even if his accomplishments were limited to bringing silicium parts technology to Patek Philippe, Jean-Pierre Musy, the company’s longtime technical director, would have a fascinating story to tell...
  3. "If you think about it," muses Montblanc’s Dimitri Cabiddu, "our entire factory is no larger than the prototype department at a major brand. In fact, that is exactly what gives us so much freedom."...
  4. Though dr. ludwig oechslin officially left Ulysse Nardin to direct the Musée International d’Horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 2003, his oeuvre and association with the brand will continue to unfold...
  5. Over the past quarter century, some of the greatest careers in watchmaking have been launched at Renaud & Papi. Emerging talents from Robert Greubel to Stephen Forsey to Peter Speake-Marin have...
  6. When her vacuum cleaner broke last summer, Carole Forestier-Kasapi did not phone a repair shop. She dismantled the machine and fixed it herself. The response was a natural one for the director of...
  7. What if Abraham-Louis Breguet were alive today? If he were privy to modern materials and technologies, what might he have invented? These questions beguile Denis Flageollet, who routinely asks...
  8. Even before he joined the company, Christian Selmoni had a clear idea of what he thought a Vacheron Constantin wristwatch ought to look like. “I imagined a white gold piece with a blue dial,” he...
  9. This fall, about 50 pieces from the Edouard and Maurice Sandoz Foundation collection will venture out of Switzerland for the first time, taking up temporary residence from October 26 through November...
  10. After teaming up last year to celebrate Ermenegildo Zegna ’s centennial, the Italian fashion house has paired yet again with acclaimed Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux, this time to release the new...

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