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  • Paul Bokserman
    Published 8 days ago
     The Vast Unknown of Consciousness

    The Vast Unknown of Consciousness

    Inspired by a 3rd-person view of subjective experience
  • Akshit
    Published 8 days ago
    Handmade Leather Shoes for Men-What Makes them Different

    Handmade Leather Shoes for Men-What Makes them Different

    Handmade leather shoes can be said as the best footwear humans have ever invented. From top grain to suede, handcrafted leather shoes offer a wide range of leather shoes for men to choose from. Be it a formal meeting or a casual date with your lover, genuine handmade leather shoes never disappoint you.
  • Sandra López
    Published 11 days ago
    THESE ARE YOUR MUST-HAVES FOR SPRING 2020

    THESE ARE YOUR MUST-HAVES FOR SPRING 2020

    Let’s leave behind for one second the health issue that the human society is facing and let’s cheer up with some fashion inspiration. For this Spring/Summer season 2020 many designers had similar proposals in their fashion shows such as Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Oscar de la Renta, Dior, Fendi, just to mention a few.
  • Annie Curran
    Published 11 days ago
    How to clothes shop better!

    How to clothes shop better!

    I currently have about 40 pairs of clothing that I have bought over the years that I regret buying. I realised I wasn’t thinking about the outfits I would wear. I’m going to present lessons and tips for buying clothes to save money!
  • Bronson Herr
    Published 11 days ago
    An Ode to the 90's Scene Kid

    An Ode to the 90's Scene Kid

    Ah, yes, to the days of watching Celebrity Deathmatch, Jackass (and its subsequent offshoots), when listening to Godsmack and Disturbed were cool, then when The Used and MCR saved us, and to the decade that was responsible for spawning the last generation of the now-extinct scene kid. I miss you dearly, for you proved to be the final pillar of hope for mainstream subversion in a world where Miley Cyrus has usurped you.
  • Creative Writing
    Published 11 days ago
    Jaeger LeCoultre: a short bio

    Jaeger LeCoultre: a short bio

    In 1833 Antoine LeCoultre founded the Swiss luxury watchand clockmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, with headquarters in Le Sentier, Switzerland.Since 2000 the company has been awholly owned subsidiary of Swiss luxury group Richemont.Jaeger- is seen asthe top- company of Richemont.Of which must be added hundreds of inventions, patents and more than a thousand movements, suchas the world's shortest road, one of the world's most advanced wristwatches, and a quasi-perpetual motion timepiece.The earliest traces of the LeCoultre family in Switzerland date back to the16th century, when Pierre LeCoultre, a French Huguenot, left the Lisy-sur-Ourcq to Genoa.France flees frompersecution from Muslims.In 1558 he received the status of "inhabitant," but resigned the nextyear to buy a plot of land in the Vallée de Joux.A small settlement grew over time, and in 1612, Pierre LeCoultre's son built a churchthere, marking the foundation of the village of Le Sentier where the material is now located.French Navy watchmaker Edmond Jaeger was born in Paris in 1903, andchallenged Swiss designers to create and refine the ultra-thin movements he had created.The design was approved by Antoine's mother, who was at LeCoultre & Cie. in charge of production, who gave birthto a number of ultra-thin pocket watches fitted with the LeCoultre Caliber 145, including the thinnest in the world in 1907.Because of the Smoot Hawley Tariff Act, watches were cast in cases made locally in North America before 1932to around 1985 and sold by Vacheron-LeCoultre, a Longines-Wittnauer corporation, with very different styles of cases under the name LeCoultre.After 1985 Jaeger-LeCoultrewas produced homogeneously worldwide.According to the factory records, the last device to be usedon an American LeCoultre watch was sent to Le Sentier in 1976.The misleading claim that American LeCoultre is not associated withSwiss Jaeger-LeCoultre has been made by several supporters and misinformed salesmen.The misconception derives from the 1950s, when the Longines-Wittnauer Corporation became the maker of LeCoultreclocks in North America, and later assumed responsibility for the production of Vacheron Constantin watches.Collectors have likened the deliveryto the method of watchmaking.According to Jaeger-LeCoultre fans Zaf Basha, the "Galaxy," an intriguing upmarket dialdiamond watch, is a US-market collaboration between Vacheron & Constantin and LeCoultre.Since the establishment of Jaeger-LeCoultre, the firm has manufactured more than1,242 different calibres, earned almost 400 patents, and created hundreds of inventions.In 1844, Antoine LeCoultre invented the Millionomètre, which was the first instrument in the worldto be able to calculate the micron, thereby facilitating the precise production of watch pieces.The invention was never patented because there wasno such device in Switzerland at the time.Nevertheless, the peculiar arrangement was kept a tightly guardedsecret held by the organisation for over 50 years.It was displayed on theParis International Exhibition of 1900.For the first time in the historyof LeCoultre & Cie watchmaking, in 1866.Small-series calibres continued to be produced and the chronograph andminute repeater problems were merged into a double calibre in 1891.In the mid-1890s, this later led to the development of broad complications, or watches consistingof at least three traditional horological complications, such as a perpetual clock, chronograph, and minute repeater.The Manufacture produced the first internationally complicated wristwatch, the Gyrotourbillon I, in 2004, featuring atwo-axis gravitating tourbillon with a perpetual calendar with double retrograde signs and a runtime equation.The Reverso grande complexité à triptyque was launched in 2006, the first watch in history to have three dials powered by asingle mechanism, and in 2009 the company created the 26-complicated Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie, one of the world's most complex wristwatches.In December 2018 an official report was issued by the World Wide Fund forNature that provided environmental ratings for 15 big watch manufacturers and jewellers in Switzerland.