Watch 101

Enamel – The Inside Track

Enamel – The Inside Track

While it hasn’t exactly become widespread, it’s no surprise to find that enamel is a thing in contemporary watchmaking. Over and above th...

What’s Behind Black?

What’s Behind Black?

Being seen without us knowing where it comes from: such is the dark destiny of black, watchmaking’s lucky color. Let’s find out more by t...

Starry Skies: How Aventurine Dials are Reshaping the Blue Dial

Starry Skies: How Aventurine Dials are Reshaping the Blue Dial

Also known as goldstone, aventurine has had a resurgence as a dial material in the watch industry over the last two decades. Its unique c...

Bi-compax :  le panda, Zorro et les autres

Bi-compax : le panda, Zorro et les autres

Jamais deux sans trois ? Pas toujours. Pour la majorité des chronographes, compter les minutes et secondes est suffisant. Et dans ce cas,...

Aiguilles : à la pointe de l’horlogerie

Aiguilles : à la pointe de l’horlogerie

La première chose que l’on regarde, la dernière chose à laquelle l’on s’intéresse. Cruel destin que celui des aiguilles d’une montre ! El...

Savez-vous lire la lunette de votre montre ?

Savez-vous lire la lunette de votre montre ?

On la veut graduée, tachymétrique, à calculs, de plongée ou GMT. La lunette d’une montre est partie intégrante de sa personnalité. Pourta...

What Is a GMT Function?

What Is a GMT Function?

A GMT is a useful complication for travelers, international businesses, and those with family abroad. The complication is extremely popul...

Le secret des cadrans les plus lisibles

Le secret des cadrans les plus lisibles

Mécanique, technique, optique, esthétique : il existe de multiples voies pour rendre un cadran plus lisible. Tout d’horizons des astuces ...

Guide to Watch Winders

Guide to Watch Winders

Watch winders can be useful but are also misunderstood. Are they necessary for a watch collection? Do they do more damage than good? Auto...

An In-Depth Look at the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph “Darth”

An In-Depth Look at the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph “Darth”

Take a look at Rembrandt’s portraits. What do you see? A rich use of brown, black colors as the background, where the subject emerges fro...

The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Movement: Hybrid Technology

The Grand Seiko Spring Drive Movement: Hybrid Technology

The Grand Seiko Spring Drive movement is not something often seen in watchmaking. It takes a traditional mechanical movement and blends i...

Dans la jungle des certifications

Dans la jungle des certifications

Vous êtes plutôt QF, METAS, poinçon PP, de Genève, de la Vipère, ISO ou COSC ? La question peut surprendre. Pourtant, elle est au cœur de...

Chronograph vs. Chronometer Watches

Chronograph vs. Chronometer Watches

A chronograph or a chronometer, what do they both mean? They both start with chrono, which means ‘time”, but they mean different things r...

A Complete Guide to Rolex Stainless Steel Watches

A Complete Guide to Rolex Stainless Steel Watches

Rolex stainless steel sports watches continue to be a highly desired watch and oftentimes a very difficult watch to find through a retail...

Patek Philippe: A Reference To The Past

Patek Philippe: A Reference To The Past

Discover two of the most sought-after Patek Philippe Chronographs: the 5070J-001 and the 5970P-001. Compare the watch that brought Patek ...