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Hands on review of the Czapek Faubourg de Cracovie California Dreamin'

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A lot of water has flowed under the bridge since the presentation in 2015 of the Quai des Bergues, the first watch that marked the true launch of the new Czapek brand. Polish watchmaker Franciszek Czapek was known for having founded the Patek & Czapek & Cie brand with his compatriot Antoni Patek in 1839. Their collaboration lasted only a few years and Franciszek Czapek founded his own company in 1845. The disappearance of Czapek in 1869 and the interruption of the company's activities meant that his .....Story

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Hands on review of the Regulator Louis Erard x Vianney Halter

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It seems that Louis Erard has found the right formula. Thanks to recent collaborations with watch designers or makers, the brand is gaining significant visibility and strengthening its watchmaking legitimacy. Indeed, the announcement a few days ago of the release of the Regulator, designed with Vianney Halter, was perceived as an important event, relayed through the main information channels of the watchmaking community. Such media coverage and the success of the watch (the 178 pieces of this limited series .....Story

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WatchProSite Reviews: Okay, I found something new I like... Introducing "The Sculpture of Time" a clock from Around Five!

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Moderator Patrick_y find has been bitten by the bug again, this time it's a clock that's in the shape of a wave. Read on to learn more about "The Sculpture of Time" a new clock designed by Around Five. It's a new clock in the shape of a wave! Beautifully hand assembled in Switzerland, this clock was conceived by two individuals; engineer Antoine Lorotte and designer Philippe Vallat, the respective founders of FiveCo – Innovative Engineering and Pilot Design (chances are, you've seen the work they've done ... ...Story

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Hands on review of the Nomos Tangente ADM (Antoine de Macedo)

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The Tangente is Nomos' great classic, directly inspired by the Bauhaus type watches made by Lange and Stowa in the late 1930s. It is characterised by its round case, slim bezel and Arabic numerals with recognisable font. I owned a Tangente a long time ago and it was a watch that gave me a lot of pleasure. It was elegant without being too formal and timeless without being too classic...Story

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The fireworks of wristshots of the Geneva Watch Days

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I'm back after 4 days spent in Geneva in the context of the Geneva Watch Days. This event was organized to give an opportunity to the brands to physically present novelties to the press (and the public during the last day) able to travel to Geneva. Jean-Christophe Babin was very instrumental in this organization and for him, it was very important to show that business remains active even during the Covid-19 pandemia. I can't agree more...Story

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Introducing: The Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraphe GT Annual Calendar and Chronograph Timepiece

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Introducing: The Parmigiani Fleurier Tondagraphe GT Annual Calendar and Chronograph Timepiece Parmigiani Fleurier is a top quality Swiss watch producer with in-house manufacture movements that are decorated to the highest quality. Originally a ultra-haute-horlogerie brand that at one point only tackled the most difficult projects like automatons, minute repeaters, and restoring historical timepieces (for the Patek Philippe Museum among other big institutional clients), it is a true pleasure to see Parmigiani ... ...Story

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Watches & Wonders 2020: everything is here but it lacks the essential

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Finally, the current health situation will have made it possible to test in a certain way what a virtual watch fair can be. After all, that was what some wanted when the question of the future of fairs was raised, not just that of Baselworld. But what is the purpose of these big events when an online presentation is enough? But yes, after all we don't see their aim since the pictures on Instagram, the videos can be considered as enough to fairly present the products? Well, the demonstration has just been ... ...Story

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Hands on review of the Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve Tourbillon Volant

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Louis Vuitton has been working since 2002 to develop its watchmaking offer and make it credible in order it becomes consistent with the other components of its catalog. The acquisition of La Fabrique du Temps in 2011 demonstrates this ambition and provides the means to act in the high-end segment. The brand's greatest success is to have built a collection around a recognizable case (Tambour) and a favorite theme (travel). Being able to build an identity in such a short time is not given to everyone and, moreover, .....Story

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Hands on review of the Hamilton Khaki Aviation Pilot Pioneer Mechanical

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Hamilton is a brand that works very well within the Swatch Group. Thanks to its history and its positioning, it offers watches at reasonable prices that appeal to both watchmaking enthusiasts looking for reeditions of classic models and customers who wish to acquire well-made mechanical watches without breaking the bank. It cannot be said enough: Hamilton's role is fundamental to the Swatch Group. The production volumes are not those of Tissot or even Longines but Hamilton has a key mission: to give taste .....Story

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Hands on review of the Dietrich DD-1 (Dietrich Device n°1)

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Step by step, Emmanuel Dietrich is winning his bet, which consists in building a coherent brand with a recognizable identity. The Organic Time presented in 2014 had laid the foundations and surprised by its audacity, the Time Companion in 2017 had placed the brand on a Swiss made basis and the trajectory continues with the launch of the Dietrich Device in December 2019. I could also mention the Perception which is the top-of-the-range model but its price places it in a different dimension. That said, its .....Story

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