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Hublot watches: How to produce carbon fiber and texalium?

Hublot watches: How to produce carbon fiber and texalium?

Did you ever wonder what goes into the construction of a watch case and in particular a watch case made of high tech materials like carbon fiber? We visited the Hublot carbon case manufacturing workshop in Gland, Switzerland to find out. The […]

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Blancpain: How a tourbillon works

Blancpain: How a tourbillon works

Blancpain is the oldest watch brand of the world and famous for its tourbillon. There is a core idea behind Blancpain’s tourbillon that lay behind the invention that was patented by Ambraham-Louis Breguet in 1801. This video is going to explain the […]

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Breguet: Characteristics of Breguet’s Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon

Breguet: Characteristics of Breguet’s Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon

Breguet’s La Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon is a very special watch. This video will show many of the unique features of this Minute Repeater Tourbillon, including its vertical hammers, uniquely shaped gongs, magnetic regulator and constant force chain system.

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Hublot: Finishing touch – Carbon fiber cases get polished

Hublot: Finishing touch – Carbon fiber cases get polished

Did you ever wonder what goes into the construction of a watch case and in particular a watch case made of high tech materials like carbon fiber?

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Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

Zenith: Protecting the chain when winding the watch

The movement’s designer explains the construction in the video! Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014.

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Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega & Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some insights how timekeeping works in Rio.

Omega is the official timekeeper of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Some 450 tons of timekeeping material have been brought to Rio. Interested? Click on “read more” to get more insights …  

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Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Every Split Second Counts – The History of Olympic Timekeeping. 4 educative & thrilling videos one has to see …

Omega provided me the documentary “Every Split Second Counts” by John Dower. It is packed with thrilling film sequences from the past, interviews with former and in Rio performing athletes and with a look behind the scenes of timekeeping today. 

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Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

Blancpain: How Blancpain’s carrousel was found

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only house which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch.

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Video: TAG Heuer – Assembly of a movement

Video: TAG Heuer – Assembly of a movement

A visit in the TAG Heuer workshop in Chevenez. Eduard Heuer was the inventor of the oscillating pinion. This is a key component in the construction of a chronograph movements and, in particular, is the component that lies at the center of the system […]

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Breguet: How the winding of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon works

Breguet: How the winding of Breguet’s La Tradition Tourbillon works

Since 2003 Breguet has had four major expansions of its Vallee de Joux workshops. In its newest wing, Breguet has organized its watchmakers into specialty groups, inlcuding one dedicated to tourbillons.

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Video: History of Zenith’s fusée and chain

Video: History of Zenith’s fusée and chain

Zenith developed a special complicated watch, the Academy Georges Favre-Jacot, to celebrate its 150th Anniversary in 2014. Zenith traces the roots of this watch, which is equipped with a fusée-and-chain constant force sytem, to its development of marine clocks.

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Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

Blancpain: Do you know the difference between a tourbillon and a carrousel?

Blancpain is unique in the world of watchmaking as it is the only manufacture which has mastered the art of placing a carrousel in a wristwatch. 

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Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean DEEP BLACK collection – brand new & hot  (See 78 live taken pictures + one video)

Click on “read more” and you will be among the very first to discover the stunning four new Omega full ceramic GMT diving watches. Live taken pictures and all the technical details are waiting for you  …

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Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time – a mechanical time-zone computer for the wrist

Vacheron Constantin Overseas World Time – a mechanical time-zone computer for the wrist

A watch showing 37 zone-times, including zone-times offset by a half-hour or quarter-hour in relation to UTC time. That´s the ultimate travel companion!

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Baselworld 2016: The Breguet novelties

Baselworld 2016: The Breguet novelties

New technical refinements, ongoing implemented developments and pure and unadorned Breguet design make these timepieces extremely covetous to me. Breguet watches are an engineering marvel …

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Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

Zenith + Historic Cars + 2000 km rally on roads around France = Tour Auto 2016. A story for petrol heads …

I met Aldo Magada, CEO of Zenith, in Paris for the start of the legendary Tour Auto 2016 historic car rally, with both a competition and a regularity class. Listen to my interview with Aldo, see the chronograph and the cars…

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Video: How Hublot cuts their watch cases?

Video: How Hublot cuts their watch cases?

Did you ever wonder what goes into the construction of a watch case, and in particular a watch case made of high tech materials like carbon fiber? We visited the Hublot carbon-case manufacturing workshop in Gland, Switzerland to find out. Carbon fiber […]

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Blancpain: Assembly of the tourbillon into a wristwatch

Blancpain: Assembly of the tourbillon into a wristwatch

Gain exclusive insights into the Blancpain manufacture with Jeff Kingston: In this video a watch-maker takes the tourbillon components itself and brought to running order. As well he’s going to be putting it into the watch in to its permanent position. The […]

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Zenith: An exclusive visit to the manufacture, where Zenith’s director of movement development shows important construction details.

Zenith: An exclusive visit to the manufacture, where Zenith’s director of movement development shows important construction details.

Zenith developed a special complicated watch to celebrate its 150th Anniversary, the Georges Favre Jacot timepiece which is equipped with a fusee and chain constant force system.

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Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Baselworld 2016: 1.Interview with Nayla Hayek, CEO Harry Winston. 2. I invite you to discover the new oeuvres of Harry Winston.

Since Swatch Group took over changes are taking place at Harry Winston. Listen to my interview, see dozens of pictures and three videos of some of the new timepieces of the brand.

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Baselworld 2016: Hamilton CEO Sylvain Dolla lifts the secret behind the wristwatch seen in the movie Interstellar

Baselworld 2016: Hamilton CEO Sylvain Dolla lifts the secret behind the wristwatch seen in the movie Interstellar

I taped this video today, it simply is spectacular. It gives you an insight behind the scenes of Hollywood …

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Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

Baselworld 2016: Ulysse Nardin Grand Deck Marine Tourbillon

You will see unmistakable nautical design and action on this handcrafted wood marquetry deck. The boom is the hour hand …

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Baselworld 2016: Chanel Monsieur de Chanel (18 live taken pictures + 2 slow-motion videos)

Baselworld 2016: Chanel Monsieur de Chanel (18 live taken pictures + 2 slow-motion videos)

The watch with Instant Jumping Hour and Retrograde Minute is equipped with the manual-winding mechanical movement Calibre 1, Chanel´s first in-house high-watchmaking movement.

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TAG Heuer: Jeff Kingston visits the manufacture and explains how a chronograph works.

TAG Heuer: Jeff Kingston visits the manufacture and explains how a chronograph works.

Eduard Heuer was the inventor of the oscillating pinion. This is a key component in the construction of many chronograph movements and, in particular, is the component that lies at the centre of the system for starting and stopping of the chronograph.

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Pre-Baselworld 2016: Frederique Constant will launch a perpetual calendar with in-house caliber for 7995 Euro.

Pre-Baselworld 2016: Frederique Constant will launch a perpetual calendar with in-house caliber for 7995 Euro.

Discover a very first teaser of the new Frederique Constant Slimline Perpetual Calendar Manufacture …

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Breguet: Jeff Kingston explains the tuning process of minute repeaters

Breguet: Jeff Kingston explains the tuning process of minute repeaters

Since 2003 Breguet has had four major expansions of its Vallée de Joux workshops. We will move our cameras to the adjacent work benches, those for minute repeaters.

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SIHH 2016: The MB&F novelties

SIHH 2016: The MB&F novelties

MB&F stands for Maximilian Büsser & Friends. Max and his talented friends again created three amazing timepieces. I took more than 50 pictures with my macro lens and I will show you a video … Simply click on “read more” and enjoy!

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SIHH 2016: Richard Mille RMS05 Mechanical Fountain Pen

SIHH 2016: Richard Mille RMS05 Mechanical Fountain Pen

A mechanical movement will as if by magic pull out the nib of your fountain pen … Let me present you Richard Mille´s RMS05 Mechanical Fountain Pen by a video and several pictures ….

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SIHH 2016: Urwerk EMC Time Hunter

SIHH 2016: Urwerk EMC Time Hunter

The Urwerk EMC enables its wearer to both monitor the actual amplitude of the balance of the escapement and its change in the rate as a function of time worn on the wrist. Accuracy can then be easily adjusted for each owner’s lifestyle…

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SIHH 2016: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon

SIHH 2016: Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon

This is definitively one of the highlights of the SIHH 2016. The new Reverso Tribute Gyrotourbillon is stunning beautiful and big, big cinema for the wrist …

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