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Watch World

May 31, 2010

Here are some of my articles in Watch World, May 2010 issue

Little Master

Intro: Though fairly young, 15 years to be precise, Roger Dubuis has to its credit over thirty complicated movements. Hiren Kumar Bose

The Zenith Of Adventure

Intro: Though he set out solo in a balloon to the North Pole, physician-explorer Jean-Louis Etienne had the company of Zenith El Primero Striking 10TH chronograph. Hiren Kumar Bose

The Transformers

Intro: Montblanc’s Metamorphosis transforms the rules of  watchmaking by switching from a wristwatch to chronograph and vice versa within 15 seconds. Hiren Kumar Bose

Slice Of Time

The Independent Swiss Watchmakers’ Fair, which set ticking in Geneva, to make Mumbai the next destination. Hiren Kumar Bose

Handcrafted, Truly

January 31, 2010

Briefly: A visit to Minerva Villeret

Over the years, Minerva Villeret has held fast to the working methods associated with Swiss watchmaking at its best: the art of haute horlogerie, which is practiced largely by hand. Read about my visit to Institut Minerva de Recherche en Haute Horlogerie established jointly by Montblanc and Minerva. Read on

Hours to Last

January 30, 2010

Briefly: The International Watchmaking Museum at La Chaux-de-Fonds provides an impressive history of the measurement of time

Bracket Clock

We had stolen a day from the hectic Basel show and planned our visit to the Ebel Manufacture at La Chaux-de-Fonds at the insistence of a friend. Alix had asked us to be at Lausanne by 8am from where she would drive us to Ebel. An hour-long drive brought us to La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchatel at the western tip of Switzerland, close to the French border. Read more at