Featured

GPHG: 20 Years of Prizes – and Surprises

GPHG: 20 Years of Prizes – and Surprises

The Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève turns 20 this year – a fitting moment to look back on its unusual and sometimes controversial histo...

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...

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Watch 1 Royal Oak Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Watch 1 Royal Oak Tourbillon

Audemars Piguet honored the 30th anniversary of the first Royal Oak—reference 5402, designed by Gérald Genta—when it released Concept Wat...

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...

In Focus: Roger Dubuis Sympathie Perpetual Calendar

In Focus: Roger Dubuis Sympathie Perpetual Calendar

The Roger Dubuis Sympathie Perpetual Calendar is true horologie Genevoise. It laid the groundwork for avant-garde watchmaking and led the...

Sector Dials:  The Past has a Bright Future

Sector Dials: The Past has a Bright Future

The revival in vintage fashion has led to a minor style detail making a discreet comeback of its own: the sector dial. This segmented min...

The NEXT Rolex Quest

The NEXT Rolex Quest

Whether you’re completely new to the brand, or you’ve owned a half dozen or more by now, inevitably a watch collector is destined to face...

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...

In Focus: F.P. Journe CT2RG Centigraphe

In Focus: F.P. Journe CT2RG Centigraphe

An unwritten rule of the watch world is that a chronograph requires some motorsport heritage to be a bona fide “racing chronograph.” The ...

Originals or Reissues?  Decisions, decisions…

Originals or Reissues? Decisions, decisions…

You no longer need to be a regular attender at auctions to winkle out a few period watchmaking pearls: original models can now be just a ...

In Focus: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

In Focus: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar

When Audemars Piguet teamed up with Gerald Genta to design Royal Oak in 1971 and 1972, they could not forecast the commercial success the...

Worldtimers Then and Now

Worldtimers Then and Now

As any collector realizes, the rich history of horology allows each watch to act as a snapshot into the past. Watches can tell us so much...

In Focus: Patek Philippe Calatrava Skeleton; Ref. 5180/1G

In Focus: Patek Philippe Calatrava Skeleton; Ref. 5180/1G

Patek Philippe is known for its range of complications, grand complications, and rare handcrafts. Among those horological heavy hitters l...

Beyond Bleu – The World of Bold and Obscure Journe Limited Editions

Beyond Bleu – The World of Bold and Obscure Journe Limited Editions

If you’re a watch collector or enthusiast at any level, no one needs to tell you that watches from F.P. Journe are scarce. Whether speaki...

The Top Ten Pilot Watches

The Top Ten Pilot Watches

Ready for take-off? Authentic pilot watches are still quite a rarity. Here’s our Top 10. 1. The most popular: Rolex GMT-Master II Does th...