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Piaget Altiplano Chronograph

Piaget Altiplano Chronograph

The Grandmasters of the thin watch have managed another record: the Altiplano Chronograph has the thinnest hand-wound flyback chronograph movement in the world, in the form of the 883P calibre. Another one for the trophy cupboard. But what seems even more important to us is the look of this chrono.

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Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity

Gravity versus the masterpiece

Maurice Lacroix is offering the Masterpiece Gravity for just a touch under 10,000 euro (and that is definitely a competitive price in the anti-gravity segment and battles the deregulating gravity with an escapement that has a generous number of ultra-smooth and light silicon components. As a result the automatic ML230 calibre is highly accurate, because the lighter it is the less it is affected by gravity and the smoother it is the less energy the movement needs.

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the Nixie Machine

Tube Time Machine

It may be a good idea to explain why the Nixie Machine is called the Nixie Machine. The sculptural clock owes its name to its nixie tubes. The nixie tube is an early - and in our modern amoled-accustomed eyes maybe even prehistoric form - of creating a digital display. The neon-filled electronic tube has a wire-mesh anode and multiple cathodes shaped (for example) like the numerals 0 through 9 that light up when power is applied.

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