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Watch inventors and inventions Part I: Eureka!

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A mechanical watch that shows the time and maybe even has a complication. Nothing too strange for you and me. But it's only because of generations of innovative master watchmakers who consistently sought to break through barriers that the time on your wrist has become commonplace. We present to you a number of old and more recent inventions and inventors. Today Part I.
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Interviews

Daniël Reintjes: CEO & Creative Director of Christiaan van der Klaauw

Daniel Reintjes: CEO & Creative Director of Christiaan van der Klaauw
Say ‘astronomy’ and you say, in the same breath, ‘Christiaan van der Klaauw Astronomical Watches’. With the 2014 introduction of the Midnight Planétarium Poetic Complication, in conjunction with the prestigious Van Cleef & Arpels, the maison once again found itself in the international spotlight. Time for an interview with CEO & Creative Director Daniël Reintjes.
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Pens and watches from a parallel world Part 2

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Pens and watches go hand-in-hand. Lovers of (fountain) pens and watches have an introverted yet strong common bond. After all, sophisticated and highly competent artisanal quality forges a bond. We present you a story in two parts about the parallel world of pens and watches. Yesterday Part 1, today Part 2. Below is a selection of watch brands that couldn't resist the temptation of the traditional writing tool.
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Pens and watches from a parallel world: Part 1

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Pens and watches go hand-in-hand. Lovers of (fountain) pens and watches have an introverted yet strong common bond. After all, sophisticated and highly competent artisanal quality forges a bond. We present you a story in two parts about the parallel world of pens and watches. Today Part 1, tomorrow Part 2.
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Reports

A personal touch: looking for the perfect watch strap

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The watch around a person’s wrist is an expression of his or her personality. But although the watch listed in the catalogue may be produced in a small edition, that edition is identical. Those who truly want to be different wear something unique. A personally selected, different strap is a good place to start. We are looking for a personal strap.
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When watches resemble cars: Part II

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Yesterday Part 1 of our insight report, today part II. People who like cars generally like watches and vice versa. The flowing simple design of a Ferrari 250 GTO can bring a car aficionado to tears. Same goes for a simple Patek Philippe Calatrava and a watch collector. But what happens when watch and car designs merge? Have you ever seen a car with the design of a watch?
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When watches resemble cars: Part I

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Motorsport and time recording cannot always be viewed entirely separately. Stopwatches and chronographs have enabled motorsport since the very first races; consequently, they are a functional necessity. Designing watches that resemble cars is a modern trend that is anything but functional. Is this new design direction an enrichment or an expression of creative poverty?
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