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The Next Hour Neuchâtel
Fbg de l’Hôpital 78
2000 Neuchâtel

On June 26, 1801, Abraham-Louis Breguet earned the rights for a patent for a new type of regulator called the Tourbillon. A system devised to correct errors of rate caused by the gravitational pull in upright positions. The first tourbillon was commercialized by Breguet in 1805.

A milestone moment was the first series of automatic tourbillon wristwatches, presented by Audemars Piguet in 1986.Since then, ingenuity and creativity have pushed the boundaries of watchmaking. Double Tourbillon, Quadruple Tourbillon, Vertical Tourbillon, Gyrotourbillon and others crazy machines…



A specialist in watchmaking journalism, Michel is the founder of The Next Hour. Fascinated by the fundamental issues related to communication and social networks, convinced that watchmaking still has a very large audience to capture beyond the circle of connoisseurs, he launched The Next Hour to chart a course and make this medium a fun and informative meeting place of quality. Michel is also a member of the Cultural Council of the Fondation de la Haute horlogerie and a member of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève Academy.