History of Time

Richard Mille’s Lightweight Luxury
Richard Mille’s Lightweight Luxury

How did a company that was unknown just twenty years ago find itself rubbing shoulders with brands whose value runs into six or seven fig...

The Evolution of the Cartier Santos
The Evolution of the Cartier Santos

Rugged, oversized, round, complicated: these are all common characteristics of a typical pilot’s watch. Rarely do complication-free, squa...

Icing on the Cake: Audemars Piguet’s Frosted Gold Finish
Icing on the Cake: Audemars Piguet’s Frosted Gold Finish

Everything Audemars Piguet creates tends to be overshadowed by the Royal Oak collection, even when it’s equally worthy of the spotlight. ...

In the Details: Turning Blue
In the Details: Turning Blue

As early as the 16th century, watchmakers used heat bluing to prevent the steel components of their watches— hands, screws, and sometimes...

In the Details: Guilloché Techniques
In the Details: Guilloché Techniques

Guilloché is perhaps the most immediately visible of the many decorative watchmaking arts, and while there’s been considerable progress i...

WatchBox & Langepedia: How A. Lange & Söhne Revived the Chronograph
WatchBox & Langepedia: How A. Lange & Söhne Revived the Chro...

The Swiss watchmaking industry was built upon the division of labor. The story of farmers in the snowy mountains spending their winters p...

The History of Time: The Genius of Abraham-Louis Breguet
The History of Time: The Genius of Abraham-Louis Breguet

Abraham-Louis Breguet established most of the fundamentals of modern watchmaking – not just in terms of technical and aesthetic principle...

Understanding Watch Jewels
Understanding Watch Jewels

In a watch movement, there are many different features such as a balance spring, movement plate and bridges. Jewels are an important part...

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore History & Guide
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore History & Guide

Launched in 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore was released as an anniversary celebration of the classic Royal Oak that was launched in the 197...

Comparing Tudor and Rolex
Comparing Tudor and Rolex

Rolex is one of the most recognized watch brands today. Almost anyone on the street can name Rolex as a luxury watch, but what about Tudo...

Yellow Gold’s Comeback
Yellow Gold’s Comeback

Yellow gold was a classic from the 1960s to the 80s, after which it was considered old-fashioned, garish, and outmoded. By 2020, 80s-insp...

A History of Rolex Innovations
A History of Rolex Innovations

Rolex has always been at the forefront of watch innovations and inventions since the brand was founded in 1905. Their watchmakers are ded...

F.P. Journe Review: A Brand Worth Examining
F.P. Journe Review: A Brand Worth Examining

F.P. Journe is a modern-day watchmaker that many collectors rank alongside brands such as Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. F. P. J...

A History of Patek Philippe
A History of Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe is one of the oldest Swiss watch companies, manufacturing timepieces for over 180 years. In almost 200 years of being in b...

Complete Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso History and Buying Guide
Complete Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso History and Buying Guide

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has become a cult-favorite watch over the years since it was first released. Originally designed as a sports...

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