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Newsletter - SIAR, springs and a sublime Christmas gift

Newsletter SIAR, springs and a sublime Christmas gift

We fulfill our broad remit this week with coverage of hairsprings, the SIAR, the poetic works of Van Cleef & Arpels and a new Swiss Made masterpiece.

We kick off the week with a closer look at the most critical of all watch components: the hairspring (or balance spring). After a highly informative and refreshingly open visit to the workshops of Precision Engineering AG in Neuhausen (a sister company of H. Moser & Cie. and a company of the MELB Holding), I explain the mixture of high-tech and not-so-high-tech stages in their production. In a separate article, David Chokron explains exactly what the hairspring does in a watch.

“Jean-Claude Biver is a genius of the industry who rightly merits a biography”

Paul O'Neil

The SIAR starts tomorrow in Mexico City. Once again I will be there to follow WorldTempus partner brands and can already promise a series of interviews and reviews of the more recent launches by the brands attending. Also tomorrow, Michèle Brunner provides an overview of the Van Cleef & Arpels Poetic Complications collection.

It seems that it is never too early to talk about Christmas, as the decorations and gifts seem to appear in shops earlier each year. We conclude the week with exclusive news of a beautiful but extremely rare Christmas gift for those with a million Swiss francs to spare. It is not a watch but it is still bound to appeal to watch lovers and fans of fine mechanics and technology nevertheless.

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