International Watch Company (IWC) - a Swiss company producing luxury watches.
The company was founded in 1868 by American watchmaker Florentin Ariosto Jones and watchmaker-entrepreneur Johann Heinrich Moser in the city of Schaffhausen. The newly made company was aimed at the…

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MOVADO CLOCK FIRM, SWITZERLAND
In 1881, a 19-year-old graduate of the watchmaking school Achille Ditesheim founded his own watchmaking company, which his three brothers soon joined. In 1905, a new, modern factory was built,…

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FAMOUS AMERICAN RAILWAY POCKET WATCHES
It was the end of the nineteenth century in America. The car has not yet been invented. The Kodak camera has not yet been launched on the market. Women wore…

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MARINE CHRONOMETERS

For people of maritime professions, spending many months away from the earth, the ship becomes a second home. Therefore, all items of ship’s life surrounding sailors should be durable, comfortable, reliable and aesthetically beautiful.
Collecting marine chronometers, collectors get real pleasure, because these accurate and magnificent instruments are a living history of the development of civilization. The best watchmakers of the world were engaged in their manufacture. However, collecting marine chronometers is not an easy task, requiring, in addition to fundamental knowledge of history, savvy in the technical issues of the construction of this mechanism. Continue reading

RUSSIA AND FRANCE: PARADOXES OF JEWELRY ART IN MODERN STYLE

Jewelry of the new style at the end of the 19th century conquered everyone with its bright decorativeness and imagery, which are characterized by drama and symbolism, unusually interpreted mythological characters, asymmetric mannerism and sophistication of lines. Equally typical for this style are the images of luxurious, fatal women – femme fatale. In this context, there is a certain symbolism reflecting the passing age and the changes that it entailed, including the new role of women in society.
The end of the nineteenth – the beginning of the twentieth century – a tense period in the history of both countries – Russia and France. Continue reading

Trade in antique books in Russia from the era of Peter I to the present day
The developed system of book antiques trade, with the relevant rules and laws, is one of the most important components in creating the most favorable conditions for the emergence of…

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ANTIQUE BROOCH - REFLECTION OF THE ERA
Antique Brooch - as a piece of jewelry - reaches its peak in the middle of the 17th century, it was during this period that European and Russian craftsmen began…

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SILVER CUPPER IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA.
In the history of antiques, a special position is occupied by the XVIII century, the time when the first European samples of dining and tea utensils appeared. And the forerunner…

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MOVADO CLOCK FIRM, SWITZERLAND
In 1881, a 19-year-old graduate of the watchmaking school Achille Ditesheim founded his own watchmaking company, which his three brothers soon joined. In 1905, a new, modern factory was built,…

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