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A crafted movement

There’s a thread that runs through many of my posts, but one I rarely mention: luxury. Luxury is often defined as an “inessential, desirable item which is expensive or difficult to obtain”, but over the past decade, it’s become less about the money (perhaps) and even less about the materials. Rather,…

90° North: Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Géophysic

(C) Jaeger LeCoultre
Period advertising for the Jaeger-LeCoultre Chronomètre Géophysic

The International Geophysical Year – or, to be exact, the International Geophysical Year and a Half  (it ran from 1 July 1957 to 31 December 1958) – was an international collaboration that encompassed 67 countries and included such moments as the launch of Sputnik 1, and long-lasting impacts such as the drafting  of the Antarctic Treaty.