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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 12

For our final ‘Complication of Christmas’, we bring you one of the greatest horological stories ever told of the incredible Marie Antoinette ‘Grande Complication’ pocket watch number 160 ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 11

Well, it’s Christmas, so rather than dwell on the technical aspects of the Tourbillon, something for the kids and perhaps big-kids, we know that the art of manufacturing ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 9

Definition of ‘Retrograde’: Oxford Dictionaries: reverting to an earlier and inferior condition Merriam-Webster: having or being motion in a direction contrary to that of the general motion of ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 10

The repeating watch was originally designed by Daniel Quare (1648-1724). In a battle for the patent with Edward Barlow in 1687, it was James II who awarded the ...
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A New Kind of Freedom (To Exist)

We recently met with the Founders of Freedom To Exist (fte) a new company with an unconventional approach to watch design and production. A London based, self-funded start-up, ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 7

Have you ever noticed that most World Time watches feature many very predictable major cities with the exception of Noumea. This appears on the watch face usually at ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 8

On the eighth day, we have more of a question. The use of Silicon (or Silicium if you insist!) in the escapement of the Girard-Perregaux ‘Constant Force’ Escapement ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 6

The Rattrapante (often referred to as a ‘Split Second’ or ‘Double’ Chronograph) watch allows for the timing of two separate events through the use of two separately controlled ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 5

Lilith was a female demon or ‘night hag’ who, according to some of the many stories about her, was Adam’s first wife, Eve being the second. Lilith was ...
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MrWatchMaster Meets…Nicholas Bowman-Scargill (Part 2)

We spent the day with Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, Director of Fears Watch Company Limited. After six decades dormant, Fears has been re-established by Edwin’s great-great-great-grandson, Nicholas, to once again ...
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