1. Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre, the Watchmaker’s Watchmaker
Jaeger-LeCoultre is one of the most respected watch brands and is often referred to as “La Grande Maison,” which translates to The Great House. It is sometimes also called The Watchmaker’s Watchmaker. Why is that? To begin, the brand can count over a thousand calibers to its name and is responsible for some of the most important feats in horology. To get a better understanding what makes the brand so special, here’s a behind the scenes look at the work that goes on inside the workshops of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
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2. Six Ultra-Thin Watches that break records
Ultra-thin watches can be mechanical marvels. Let’s take minute repeaters for example. The minute repeater is widely regarded to be one of the most difficult types of complications to construct. Now, think about the difficulties of putting together a minute repeater watch with thickness constraints. Making movements thinner and more compact has always been one of the greatest challenges, and here are six record-breaking ultra-thin watches in various categories.
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3. Why does Rolex still not have a museum?
Vintage Rolex watches are amongst the most sought-after, which isn’t surprising at all when you consider the rich history that Rolex enjoys. After all, the company is responsible for many important innovations in watchmaking. For example, the world’s first waterproof watch; the world’s first GMT watch; and so on. The question, however, is with such a rich history and heritage, why hasn’t Rolex setup their own museum yet, as other brands have done? This article attempts to shed some light.
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4. Exquisitely Emotional Baselworld Wristshots Shot With A Leica Q
If you love wrist shots of watches, you’ll love this post. This is a collection of wrist shots of the latest watches that were launched at Baselworld. What makes this post a little special is because it was shot with a Leica Q. A good number of watch lovers are also into photography, but if you are not one of them, then let me explain. Leica cameras are generally well regarded by photography enthusiasts, and the new Leica Q is special because it’s the first full-frame Leica camera to sport an auto-focus system. Leica cameras are generally rangefinders, which means you have to focus your shots manually. Even if you don’t understand any of this, there are tons of lovely photographs of watches within, so just hit the link below.
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