A Moment in time with Daniel Dreifuss of Maurice de Mauriac

For a small watch brand, Maurice de Mauriac has one very big presence. This brand, which we have written about before here, has made amazing strides in its 16 years of existence thanks to the foresight and innovative thinking of founder Daniel Dreifuss. Located in Zurich, Maurice de Mauriac watches are hand crafted, with just a…

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Greubel Forsey Takes Time to a New Level

As seen on Worldtempus.com You had to look really hard at this year’s SIHH to see the cooperative work of Greubel Forsey and miniature sculptor artist Willard Wigan – who micro-sculpts art on metal that is smaller than 1/15th of a single grain of rice.  The sculpture created for Greubel Forsey’s Art Piece 1 watch…

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Inside Montblanc’s Minerva Workshops in Villeret — Hand Crafting Watches

Montblanc Minerva workshops in Villeret

Recently, in Switzerland, we had the opportunity to take a private tour of the small, exclusive Montblanc watch factory in Villeret that began as Minerva. Here, every single piece of every single watch movement (except the base plate) is made by hand, polished by hand and assembled by hand. Even the hairsprings are made in-house.…

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Introducing TAG Heuer’s new Carrera Carbon Caliber 1887 Concept Chronograph

It’s been a month of new technology, new innovations, concept watches and more. We’ve seen some great “firsts” in the watch industry here in Switzerland. Now, TAG Heuer joins the pack with its newest ultra-light Carrera Carbon Caliber 1887 Concept Chronograph — manufactured in Carbon Matrix Composite weighing 19g. The motor-sports inspired watch is made…

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Vintage Fine – Franck Muller Releases the Vintage 7-Days Power Reserve

First shown to the world at the recent World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie & Jewellery in Monaco, the new Franck Muller Vintage (Curvex) 7-Days Power Reserve Mechanical wristwatch was the star of the Geneva Watchland exhibition thanks to its retro appeal and fine mechanics. The 7-Days Power Reserve mechanical watch – with its 213-part movement…

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SIHH 2013: Women’s Watches Prevail, Introducing Vacheron Constantin’s Metiers d’Art Florilege

As we mentioned on Monday when we brought you a trend report from SIHH, this is definitely the year for women. In fact, Vacheron Constantin – for the first time ever –unveiled only women’s watches. From stunning new Patrimony pieces to diamond-adorned Malte watches and the pinnacle – Metiers d’ Arts pieces – Vacheron Constantin…

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