F1 is Back: 5 Watches for The Paddock
F1 is Back: 5 Watches for The Paddock

In life and in sport, time determines who wins and who loses. And time is the great arbiter of one of my favorite things: racing. When I ...

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...

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...

Collecting Together with <br>Rob Miller
Collecting Together with
Rob Miller

We’re all familiar with the utilitarian tool watch. Rugged, versatile, and built to withstand the forces of nature. But rarely has a mode...

In Focus: Richard Mille RM61-01 Manual Winding Yohan Blake
In Focus: Richard Mille RM61-01 Manual Winding Yohan Blake

Debuting his brand in 2001, Richard Mille took the watch world by storm, challenging the very concept of luxury with lightweight watches,...

In Focus: De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius
In Focus: De Bethune DB25 Starry Varius

Humankind has long looked to the heavens for inspiration. The stars have provided a means of telling stories, a means to navigate the wor...

In Focus: Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955
In Focus: Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955

Collectors have a certain wanderlust for Switzerland. There is a romance about visiting the artisans, dial factories, and workshops nestl...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

In Focus: Laurent Ferrier Galet Montre École Annual Calendar
In Focus: Laurent Ferrier Galet Montre École Annual Calendar

After thirty-seven years with Patek Philippe, reaching the position of Creative Director, most might consider retirement. Not Laurent Fer...

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