From Rolex Hairsprings to French Pastries, Charlotte Ernandez Shows a Delicate Taste of Bienne

November 23, 2022

“Charlotte’s” quickly became my go-to bakery in Bienne when it opened 2 years ago. And while the fantastic St Honorés and pear tarts are the reasons I keep coming back, I must confess I was often intrigued

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How It Took Rolex a Century to Own Its Movement Manufacture

November 17, 2022

I know, it sounds odd: Rolex is renowned for doing just about everything in-house. Yet, the brand with the crown only acquired the company that makes all its movements in 2004. This post, itself based on

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Vintage Speedmaster Trends: an Interview with Julien Vallon

November 15, 2022

Julien Vallon likes to fly under the radar. But those who know Swiss watchmaking circles are well aware of his role as one of its important players. Like both sides of the Moon, but without a dark one, Vallon runs two distinct

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The Refreshingly un-Bling Watch Culture in Bienne

November 8, 2022

There's one thing I personally don't like about the world of watches. It's when watches are about everything but actual watchmaking: watches as status, watches as an asset class, watches as an accessory part of

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