Category Archives: novelty

Salon QP 2013

One man’s thoughts on a fantastic fair Salon QP, 7-9 November 2013, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK By R. Jay Nudds Having had the honour of attending the recent Salon QP exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, it would be unforgivable not to comment on the many inspiring things, intriguing trends and wealth of optimism I witnessed […]

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The column wheel, a pillar of traditional chronographs

Designed in the early 1970’s as a low-cost chronograph, the Valjoux 7750 has been adapted all fashionable ways. It was even converted into a high-range mechanism thanks to the transplant of a traditionnal column-wheel. Our contributor R. Jay Nudds examins le function of a column-wheel and its cheaper counterpart to outline the practical and emotional reasons that could lead the collector to choose one over the other.

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The Silicon Revolution in Watchmaking

For the last 200 years, modern watchmaking has had to do with steel that was either unpredictable or too soft. In 2006, a Swiss joint venture finally managed to create a material that does fit the bill, and it opens the door to a host of new possibilities. Our new contributor R. Jay Nudds talks in detail about the latest application of silicon technology in watchmaking.

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Watch Inspired by a Truck, Straight From the Volvo Design Team

Interesting example of cross-disciplinary design: the development team responsible for Volvo’s award winning FH truck tried to use the same visual cues on a wrist watch.

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introducing: Formex, Watches with Patented Suspension System

Foreword At, we like to discuss watchmaking in the second part of the XX century. A lot of trends have appeared during that era, and their precursors don’t always get the recognition they deserve. In 2010, editor Francis J. had an interesting correspondence with Mister Brendon Nunes, founder of Trintec Industries Inc. , which led to the […]

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