Oct.
22
2014
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Belfaux

Material

Aluminium: not always the ‘softie’ some may think

— Aluminium is a light but soft metal that has earned a significant place in the watch industry through a series of smart chemical modifications. Portrait of a metal with a malleable surface.
Aluminium
Chef

Gastronomy

Chef hats off to watchmakers!

— It’s a fairly recent trend. After sport, movies and music, certain watchmakers are feeding their marketing strategies with friendships and partnerships from the world of...
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H. Moser & Cie

Venturer Small Seconds Bucherer Edition

— H. Moser & Cie. pays tribute to Bucherer with this timepiece featuring a blue dial and an exclusive balance wheel and hairspring.
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Corum

Heritage Ingot

— This watch, whose dial is composed of an authentic 15-gram ingot in 3N 24K yellow gold, pays tribute to an iconic 1970s model.
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Louis Moinet

The Ateliers turn ten

— The progress made by this fully-independent firm in ten years has exceeded all expectations. A major milestone came in 2013, when the maison revealed it was...
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Longines

Longines FEI World Cup Jumping 2014/2015

— The brand is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper of the series for the second year running.
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Montblanc

Video. Hugh Jackman in Meisterstück print campaign

— Enjoy exclusive impressions of the production of the print campaign, with Hugh Jackman.

6th Watchmaking Heritage Days

Take advantage to discover the manufactures and places that make the richness of the watchmaking heritage of Le Locle and La Chaux-de-Fonds.
The watch list

Watches of the day

  • Thumbnail de Grisogono Grappoli S04 - watch face view

    de Grisogono

    Grappoli S04

  • Thumbnail Richard Mille RM 037 Ladies - watch face view

    Richard Mille

    RM Collection

    RM 037 Ladies

  • Thumbnail Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 5 Watch-face-view

    Harry Winston

    Histoire de Tourbillon 5

  • Thumbnail Dior Grand Soir N°24 CD13355ZA001 - watch face view

    Dior

    Dior Grand Soir

    N°24

  • Thumbnail Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Tourbillon 14 Jours 89600-000P-9878 watch-face-view

    Vacheron Constantin

    Traditionnelle

    14-Day Tourbillon

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Definition of the day

Steel,

Iron mixed with a small amount of carbon. Watchmakers refer to a watch's steel components (rocker, screws, index, etc.) as "steels". Among the different grades of steel, semi-hard is used for transmission arbors, embossed or bent parts. Hard steel is used for screws, pinions and watch parts that do not require very hard grade steel. Very hard and extra hard steel is used for springs, files and suchlike.