Nathalie Jean-Louis

One Stroke at a Time: The Life and Passion of Nathalie Jean-Louis, Artist, Hand Beveller and Movement Decorator

April 15, 2024

Nathalie Jean-Louis likes to do things with utmost precision. Her work -- hand beveling and decorating high-end watch movements -- but also everything else. She has built her career with a calm yet powerful determination and explains her choices with words as carefully

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A Watch Fan’s Holiday Film: Chasing Microns

December 22, 2023

I already have enough impostor syndrome as a “tech industry” worker trying to blog about watchmaking, I’m not going to start to pretend like I'm now also a film critic. That said, the 25 minute production I'm going to tell you about showcases

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A Horological Interview with Paul Bernard, the Bienne Contemporary Art Center’s New Director

October 31, 2023

I generally learn a lot when I get to interview people for this blog. In some cases, I learn even more than usual, and this conversation with Paul Bernard is definitely all the way up there. His perspectives on how contemporary art ties

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Zooming in on the Captivating Horage Lensman 2

October 4, 2023

While my sister Jeanne is a photographer, I really know very little, actually close to nothing, about photography. The pictures I take for this blog hopefully get the job done most of the time, but as you can tell they’re informative at best.

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Starting Tomorrow, the Streets of Bienne Will Host the Arty Show with a Special Watch-Related Guest

October 3, 2023

As of Wednesday October 4th, the streets of Bienne will feel like a giant art gallery. Covering a lovely path from the train station to the old town, the Arty Show is back, for its 5th edition. Founded in 2018, the initiative mixes

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My Journey Writing a Novel About Watch Collecting

May 25, 2023

Earlier this year, I published an ebook about watch collecting (paper version coming in a few months). While watch-related books are not uncommon, the particularity here is that it’s fiction. The novel is about a watch collector, Herbert, who finds his grail watch

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A New Gold Coin Makes Swiss Watchmaking and Bienne Artist WES 21 Shine

September 29, 2022

Today, the link between traditional watchmaking and collectable coins reaches a new, unprecedented level: Swissmint is launching "Timemachine", a gold coin celebrating the Swiss watchmaking tradition. With a face value of

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