Nathalie Jean-Louis

One Stroke at a Time: The Life and Passion of Nathalie Jean-Louis, 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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The Daring Swiss Side of Christopher Ward

March 18, 2024

Watches made in Switzerland by a company established in London is certainly a proven recipe, as Hans Wilsdorf can attest. Once upon a time, England was also where the best watches were produced. While the nation failed to transition to the industrial era

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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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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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Interview: Armin Strom’s Claude Greisler

July 5, 2022

It's not easy for a watch brand to stand out in Bienne. Unique in so many ways, Armin Strom remarkably manages to do so. Combining the...  It's not easy for a watch brand to stand

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Watches with “Bienne” on the Dial

May 6, 2022

Watches are very much about provenance. Where a timepiece was made is a key part of its history, its quality and, well, its value. Many...  Watches are very much about provenance

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In Bienne, an Independent Watchmaker Opens his Ateliers, and his Soul

March 20, 2022

Time seems to slow down with each step from the city traffic on Bienne’s rue de Boujean to the majestic Villa Renfer. Facing the Suze

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