Watch Culture


Book « The New Face of Tradition »

— Girard-Perregaux has compiled in a book all of the images from the journal and from the “Young Watch Masters Tour", a project that brought these watchmakers and their art of craft around the world.
APRIL 19, 2014
Girard-Perregaux Young Watchmaker in Sydney
Baume & Mercier - Life is about moments

Baume & Mercier

"Life is about moments" campaign

— In its new advertising campaign, Baume & Mercier reveals - under Peter Lindbergh’s eye - intimate, universal photographic stories which seal the important moments in one's life.
APRIL 14, 2014
Eterna Kon Tiki Automatic Date © Miguel Seabra/Espiral do Tempo


The essential KonTiki Date

— Looking for a watch that is both affordable and iconic? Look no further – the Eterna KonTiki Automatic Date may be the answer. Here are the reasons why.
MARCH 24, 2014
Blancpain National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions New Caledonia video


Video. Pristine Seas Expeditions - New Caledonia

— A large portion of the Coral Sea in New Caledonia has barely been explored. The National Geographic and Blancpain partnered to explore and film these remote reefs.
MARCH 22, 2014

Moon phases

Fact or fiction?

— Does it help to know the moon’s phases? This is a huge debate and one that has preoccupied all kinds of more or less informed scientists for centuries.
MARCH 13, 2014
Zurich Film Festival


IWC's passion for the world of film expressed in Zurich

— IWC Schaffhausen becomes co-partner of the Zurich Film Festival
MARCH 09, 2014
Longines video Horse racing 2014


Video. Horse Racing 2014

— This video captures the passion of Longines for equestrian sports and presents the collection Conquest Classic, which reflects Longines' key values of elegance, performance and tradition.
MARCH 06, 2014
Eiffel by Fifax (detail)


Exhibition « Eiffel by Fifax »

— On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the passing of Gustave Eiffel, Cvstos is taking part in the exhibition « Eiffel by Fifax », at the Schortgen Gallery, in Luxembourg.
MARCH 05, 2014

Horology and Astronomy

Cosmology on the wrist

— “Horology, a Child of Astronomy” was the name of a remarkable exhibition held at the SIHH. And several of the most stunning timepieces unveiled at the Salon had a stratospheric inspiration. Here they are.
MARCH 03, 2014
Journées Europeennes des Metiers d'Art

Vacheron Constantin

European Artistic Crafts Days

— Vacheron Constantin is participating for the fourth consecutive year in the European Artistic Crafts Days.
MARCH 03, 2014
Berlinale Bear

Glashütte Original

A Look Back on the 64th Berlinale

— In the fourth year of its partnership with the Berlinale, Glashütte Original looks back on a successful and exciting time.
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
National Geographic Pristine Seas Expeditions - Franz Josef Land


Video. Franz Josef Land

— In summer 2013, Dr. Enric Sala led a Pristine Seas expedition to Franz Josef Land in collaboration with Blancpain, the Russkaya Arktika National Park, the Russian Geographical Society, and National Geographic.
FEBRUARY 26, 2014
La Chaux de fonds © Aline Henchoz

La Chaux-de-Fonds

How has watchmaking shaped the face of the city?

— “La Chaux-de-Fonds may be considered to form a single watch manufactory “, Karl Marx, Das Kapital, 1867.
FEBRUARY 20, 2014
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    Seventies Revival

    Funkytown Watches

    — It was an almost fatal decade for the watchmaking industry, but also the most creative in terms of case design and color combinations. The Seventies are back.
    FEBRUARY 17, 2014
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    Glashütte Original

    64th Berlin International Film Festival

    — 2014 Festival sees Glashütte Original debut as partner of Retrospective section.
    FEBRUARY 13, 2014
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    "Imagine Japan"

    — Girard-Perregaux is partner with the Neuchâtel Ethnography Museum (MEN) for the Imagine Japan exhibition.
    FEBRUARY 10, 2014
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    Our calendar

    A look at the history of the Gregorian calendar

    — Can anyone tell me what happened between October 4th and 15th 1582? In actual fact, nothing did, because these ten days never existed. Here’s why…
    JANUARY 15, 2014
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    Video. Polar Bears

    — During the Franz Josef Land Expedition, National Geographic Explorer Dr. Enric Sala and his team experienced very profound encounters with polar bears.
    JANUARY 13, 2014
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    H. Moser & Cie

    Fragmented monoliths

    — The fact that architecture is frequently mentioned in connection with watchmaking is because the two fields feature some surprising parallels, as highlighted...
    DECEMBER 31, 2013

Lexicon Translator






Definition of the day


Unit for measuring the content of gold alloys. The pure gold content of an alloy of 1 carat is 1/24th of the weight of the alloy. An alloy of 12 and 18 carats contains 12/24ths and 18/24ths of gold respectively. Pure gold is therefore 24 carats.