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Langepedia & WatchBox: The Zeitwerk Renaissance
Langepedia & WatchBox: The Zeitwerk Renaissance

Since the 1980s, the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) has championed the cause of independent watchmaking. While some...

WatchBox & Langepedia: The Story of the Lange 1
WatchBox & Langepedia: The Story of the Lange 1

Picasso’s Guernica. Widely regarded as one of the most powerful anti-war pantings in history, the piece combines many elements, generally...

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...

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...

Collecting Together With Mark Cho
Collecting Together With Mark Cho

At the helm of his global retail outfit, the Armoury, Mark Cho is redefining the world of bespoke men’s tailoring, ushering tailored mens...

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...

WatchBox Rewound: Manually-Wound Video Round-Up
WatchBox Rewound: Manually-Wound Video Round-Up

The Mona Lisa: meticulously created by an expert artisan, eliciting awe from those who have the pleasure to witness its beauty. Imagine a...

Bicompax – the Panda, Zorro, and co.
Bicompax – the Panda, Zorro, and co.

Do good things always come in threes? Not always. For the majority of chronographs, counting minutes and seconds is enough. In which case...

For The Ritualist: Manually Wound Watches
For The Ritualist: Manually Wound Watches

Open your eyes. Turn off your alarm. Sit up in bed. Grab your watch from the nightstand. Wind it. If there is a purer daily ritual for th...

Swiss National Day – a Chance to Honor Watchmakers from Everywhere Else…
Swiss National Day – a Chance to Honor Watchmakers from Everywhere Els...

To celebrate August 1, Swiss National Day, WatchBox has decided to take a decidedly different tack this year, looking at how watchmakers ...

WatchBox Rewound: Unique Displays of Time Video Round-Up
WatchBox Rewound: Unique Displays of Time Video Round-Up

Watches are the Rube Goldberg machines of timekeeping. Energy starts in the mainspring, rushes to the escapement, teeters back-and-forth ...

An In-Depth Look at the Lange 1 Time Zone “25th Anniversary”
An In-Depth Look at the Lange 1 Time Zone “25th Anniversary”

When A. Lange & Söhne was re-born in 1990, the legendary co-founder of the brand Günter Blümlein had one ...

The Secret of the Most Readable Dials
The Secret of the Most Readable Dials

Approaches to making dials more readable are many and varied; they can be mechanical, technical, optical, or aesthetic. Here’s an overvie...

The Case for Smaller Cases
The Case for Smaller Cases

With some exception, it’s safe to say that the days of “oversized” cases dominating the watch industry are long behind us. There will alw...

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...

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