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Discover the brand Louis Chevrolet watches by AJS Production.

Discover the brand Louis Chevrolet watches by AJS Production.

Version française ici You know the car brand Chevrolet (General Motors Company) without doubt. But have you ever heard of the watch brand Louis Chevrolet? First years Louis Chevrolet, at the origin of the name, was born in 1878 in La Chaux-de-Fonds (NE-Switzerland), his father used to work in the watch industry. He spent the first part of his childhood in the Swiss Jura in Bonfol then Beurnevésin. In 1887, his family left Switzerland to join the Gold Coast in France and his father opened a small watchmaking workshop. Louis made ​​his apprenticeship at the Roblin, repair cycles renowned workshop. He won at the same time many bike races on the hilly coast of Beaune with its sponsor, the bike manufacturer brand “Gladiator”. These victories earned him to reach the capital Paris in 1899 to be semi pro racer on track. He works in parallel in the automotive industry and…

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement – A technical revolution Haute-Horlogerie style.

Version française ici During Baselworld 2013, Luxury Activist team got the privilege to have the new collections presented by Stefano Macaluso, Product Development Director at Girard-Perregaux. Much of the interview was devoted to a fascinating piece called Constant Escapement which has the advantage of surprise by a visible revolutionary escapement mechanism, and enhanced dial side. With this launch, the brand from La Chaux-de-Fonds continues the momentum of innovation and high technology characterizes the past 222 years. First of all, and we can not do otherwise, some basic watchmaking notions. The energy animating a watch can be produced in two ways. Either by manual manipulation of the crown, which comes to a tension spring in the barrel or by the rotor when the movement is said self-winding (or automatic). This energy must be dissipated slowly to ensure the watch the biggest reserve. If it was not regulated, the spring would relax a…

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges.

Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold Bridges.

Girard Perregaux highlights of the month is the reveal of its Vintage 1945 Tourbillon with three gold bridges. This edition will be available only in 50 units worldwide and represents the perfect blend of timeless elegance, excellence in watch-making and pure technology. All the heritage of Girard Perregaux in a master piece built on the acclaimed Tourbillon with threefold Bridges. A magnificent work of noble materials with high-end techniques. Girard Perregaux has its origins back to 1791 and is a high-class watch manufacturer situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds. It is part of the Sowing group, a subsidiary of PPR. When Constant Girard founded his company in 1852. After a successful marriage with Marie Perregaux, he creates Girard Perregaux Manufacture in 1856. In 1906, Mr. Constant Girard-Gallet who took over the company from his father, took over the Bautte House and merge all companies into Girard Perregaux & Cie. Since that time…

Top 5 most viewed posts of the week – june17/2011

Top 5 most viewed posts of the week – june17/2011

Hello,
as usual, here are the top articles of the week. They are the ones most viewed during the past 7 days.
Have a nice weekend.
LA

Top 5 Articles les plus vus de la semaine

Top 5 Articles les plus vus de la semaine

Dears, here are the most viewed posts of the week. Wishing you all a nice weekend.
LATrès chers,
voici les articles les plus vus de la semaine. Bon weekend à tous.
LA

Top 5 most viewed posts of the week – may19/2011

Top 5 most viewed posts of the week – may19/2011

Here are the top 5 most viewed posts of the week. Enjoy. – may19/2011
Have a nice weekend,