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The De Bethune DB28YT Yellow Tones
The De Bethune DB28YT Yellow Tones

Gold, for much of the history of watchmaking, has been an essential element in watch cases (and even, occasionally, in movements — in the...

Heat Bluing: What It Is, How It’s Done, And Why It Matters
Heat Bluing: What It Is, How It’s Done, And Why It Matters

Every watch enthusiast with any time in the game has seen them — heat-blued hands, screws, and other steel and titanium components, add i...

The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar With Moonphase
The Vacheron Constantin Traditionnelle Complete Calendar With Moonphas...

The complete calendar is a complication that offers a lot of visual razzle-dazzle for not (usually) a whole heck of a lot more money than...

The F. P. Journe Vagabondage III
The F. P. Journe Vagabondage III

Even in the seemingly simple world of time-only watches, there is an enormous amount of variety in design, materials, mechanisms, and jus...

The Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir, Collection Privée Cartier Paris
The Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir, Collection Privée Cartier Paris

Although the Collection Privée Cartier Paris (CPCP) watches were produced for a relatively short period of time, from 1998 to 2008, the w...

The Lange 1815: A Complete History
The Lange 1815: A Complete History

Tradition: A cliché word for the watches perhaps, and sometimes, even an overused alibi to cover up a lack of creativity. Yet it is unden...

Our Retrospective Exhibition is Coming to Dubai in February
Our Retrospective Exhibition is Coming to Dubai in February

Coming Soon: Two Decades Of F. P. Journe & De Bethune One of the most remarkable events WatchBox has ever produced, happened last N...

December Auction Report
December Auction Report

Auctions in December are always a little elegiac in feel — it’s the end of the year, the days have gotten shorter, and nighttime co...

The Rolex Turn-O-Graph, Ref. 116264
The Rolex Turn-O-Graph, Ref. 116264

The Rolex Turn-O-Graph is one of those Rolex models which exists slightly in the shadow of the more mainstream and widely known sports mo...

The De Bethune DBS DBSWS1
The De Bethune DBS DBSWS1

The De Bethune DBS came along fairly early in the history of the company — it was introduced in 2005, just three years after Denis Flageo...

The IWC Grande Complication, Chronograph, Minute Repeater, And Perpetual Calendar, Ref. IW9270-45
The IWC Grande Complication, Chronograph, Minute Repeater, And Perpetu...

The IWC Grande Complication was one of the first of a new generation of grande complication and highly complicated watches to emerge from...

The F. P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance, “Pre-Souscription”
The F. P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance, “Pre-Souscription̶...

One of the earliest known versions of one of horology’s most important watches. F. P. Journe founded the company that bears his nam...

Report From Geneva: ReLuxury, Auction Highlights, Best Of GPHG
Report From Geneva: ReLuxury, Auction Highlights, Best Of GPHG

A packed week in Geneva shone a spotlight on every facet of fine watchmaking. The first couple of weeks of November were already a pretty...

Jack’s Picks: High Design Timepieces
Jack’s Picks: High Design Timepieces

There is something archetypally satisfying about a round wristwatch. Time, it has been intuited for as long as humans have measured it, o...

Jack’s Picks: Classically Sized Watches
Jack’s Picks: Classically Sized Watches

The so-called dress watch has been under attack as a category of watchmaking at least since the early 1970s, when the first stainless ste...

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