Tutorials and educational guides and information about watches and how they work, or about what you need to know about a watch.

Decorating and Finishing Components for Luxury Watch Movements at Audemars Piguet

Not all watch brands are alike. Some luxury brands employ artisans that spend countless hours toiling on finishing tiny pieces of the movement that most will never see.   In fact, it is not uncommon in the world of haute horlogerie for finishers to spend dozens upon dozens of hours cutting base plates and parts, and…

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One of the Best-Kept Secrets in Paris: Breguet Museum

Right in the heart of Paris is one of the best-kept secrets for watch lovers to explore: the Breguet Museum. Not intended to be a secret, the museum occupies the second floor of the brand’s flagship boutique in Place Vendome – and houses approximately 70 of the brand’s most illustrious historical pieces. It also lays…

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Touring Marie Antoinette’s Private Residence, Petit Trianon – Made Possible by Breguet

In more ways than one, my recent trip to Petit Trianon – private home of Marie Antoinette – was made possible by Breguet. Bringing past and present full circle, luxury watch brand Breguet has woven an intricate web of history and forethought. As most already know, Marie Antoinette, like many others of the Royal Court…

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Exclusive: Inside the Tourbillon Room at Breguet

It is common knowledge in the watch world that Abraham-Louis Breguet invented the tourbillon — a highly precise mechanism that eliminates certain problems in accuracy due to the effects of gravity when the watch is in certain positions.  Breguet first conceived of the tourbillon in 1795, though it was not patented until 1801, and not…

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4 Most Impressive Clocks in the Palace of Versailles and Petit Trianon

While in Paris last week with Breguet  on an exciting trip to experience the past and present of the brand (we bring you more about that in the next weeks) – we had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Palace of Versailles (complete with a private tour of the rarely open Kings Chambers) and the…

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5 Top Watchmaking Complications

Watch brands often refer to timepieces as having simple or complex complications. Generally every function of a watch that is in addition to its timekeeping role is an added complexity.  Essentially a complex watch offers added information and data. The more extra functions, information and data packed into a timepiece, the more complicated it is. …

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