Nov.
23
2014
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Lucerne

Longines

Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing

— The brand unveils a chronograph precise to one hundredth of a second dedicated to alpine skiing.
Conquest 1/100th Alpine Skiing
Julianne Moore

Boucheron

The Cypris swans on the red carpet

— On the occasion of the premiere in Los Angeles of Hunger Games Julianne Moore chose to wear iconic creations of the Maison Boucheron.
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DeWitt

Napoleon's DNA in DeWitt watches

— At the historic sale of the private collection of HRH Prince Louis II of Monaco, the brand acquired two lots containing strands of the Emperor's hair.
Thumbnail A Parisian Wintertale Part 1

MontBlanc

Video. A Parisian Wintertale Part 1

— The brand exclusively presents the short story "A Parisian Winter Tale" by best-selling author Tatiana de Rosnay.
Thumbnail Launch of the new Promesse collection in Dubai

Baume & Mercier

Video. Launch of the new Promesse collection in Dubai

— The brand celebrates the launch of the new Promesse collection in Dubai.
The watch list

Watches of the day

  • Thumbnail Romain Gauthier Prestige HM Platinum - face view

    Romain Gauthier

    Prestige HM

    Platinum

  • Thumbnail H. Moser & cie Venturer Small Seconds Bucherer Edition 2327-0202 watch face view

    H. Moser & Cie

    Venturer

    Small Seconds Bucherer Edition

  • Thumbnail Richard Mille RM 07-01 Ladies - face view

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 07-01 Ladies

  • Thumbnail Louis Vuitton Tambour Spin Time Galaxie Watch-face-view

    Louis Vuitton

    Tambour Spin Time Galaxie

  • Thumbnail Roger Dubuis Hommage Double Tourbillon Volant avec mouvement en or rose guilloché main RDDBHO0563 - watch face view

    Roger Dubuis

    Hommage

    Double Flying Tourbillon in pink gold with Hand-made Guilloché movement

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Lexicon Translator

enCrown

frCouronne

deKrone

esCorona

itCorona

Definition of the day

Crown,

In watchmaking, the crown, or rather the crown wheel, is an indented wheel which engages the winding pinion and the ratchet wheel fixed to the barrel arbor. The winding crown is a knurled or fluted button of various shapes used to manually wind the watch. Pushbutton crowns are winding crowns which incorporate a mobile pushbutton for operating a chronograph mechanism or a sports counter, or to release the inside cover of a hunter case.