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Movement Finishing in Modern High Grade Fine Watchmaking
Movement Finishing in Modern High Grade Fine Watchmaking

Of all the crafts associated with fine watchmaking, there’s none more fundamental, none which really defines what fine watchmaking ...

The De Bethune DB28YT Yellow Tones
The De Bethune DB28YT Yellow Tones

Gold, for much of the history of watchmaking, has been an essential element in watch cases (and even, occasionally, in movements — in the...

Heat Bluing: What It Is, How It’s Done, And Why It Matters
Heat Bluing: What It Is, How It’s Done, And Why It Matters

Every watch enthusiast with any time in the game has seen them — heat-blued hands, screws, and other steel and titanium components, add i...

Design At DeBethune: Two Decades Of Evolution And Revolution
Design At DeBethune: Two Decades Of Evolution And Revolution

This year marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of De Bethune, and in that time, the company has evolved at an unprecedented pace. ...

The De Bethune DBS DBSWS1
The De Bethune DBS DBSWS1

The De Bethune DBS came along fairly early in the history of the company — it was introduced in 2005, just three years after Denis Flageo...

Jack’s Picks: High Design Timepieces
Jack’s Picks: High Design Timepieces

There is something archetypally satisfying about a round wristwatch. Time, it has been intuited for as long as humans have measured it, o...

De Bethune Introduces The Sensorial Chronometry Project
De Bethune Introduces The Sensorial Chronometry Project

A sensor-loaded “lab watch” is the first step to customized mechanical chronometry. One of the great classic problems in watc...

WatchBox Presents: A Traveling Exhibition
WatchBox Presents: A Traveling Exhibition

Experience Two Decades of Complexity & Beauty: A Global Event Series Celebrating the Pivotal Collections by F.P. Journe and De Bethun...

What Is a Client Advisor?
What Is a Client Advisor?

Collecting watches is a deeply personal pursuit, working with a watch retailer should feel that way, too. That’s why our Client Advisors ...

The WatchBox Guide to Independent Watchmakers
The WatchBox Guide to Independent Watchmakers

Venture into the world of independent watchmaking, and you’ll discover an abundance of smaller, boutique-style brands driven by a voracio...

Astronomy and Watchmaking
Astronomy and Watchmaking

Astronomical displays are rare, technical complications, and in recent years they’ve become part of the core expertise of independent bra...

The Many Forms of the Moon Phase Complication
The Many Forms of the Moon Phase Complication

Moon complications can be poetic, technical, or both. The Moon itself may never change, but it hasn’t stopped captivating watchmakers—and...

In the Details: Turning Blue
In the Details: Turning Blue

As early as the 16th century, watchmakers used heat bluing to prevent the steel components of their watches— hands, screws, and sometimes...

In the Details: Guilloché Techniques
In the Details: Guilloché Techniques

Guilloché is perhaps the most immediately visible of the many decorative watchmaking arts, and while there’s been considerable progress i...

Collector Conversation: Michael Strahan & Marc Lasry
Collector Conversation: Michael Strahan & Marc Lasry

Maybe you collected Matchbox cars, comic books, action figures or baseball cards when you were a kid. Maybe you displayed them in your ro...

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