Reference Refresh: The Modern Calatrava
Reference Refresh: The Modern Calatrava

With Patek Philippe’s Calatrava turning 90 in 2022, the time is ripe to look back on an icon of classic Fine Watchmaking that’s been almo...

The History of Time: The Return of Czapek
The History of Time: The Return of Czapek

Many legacy watchmaking brands attempt to make a comeback, but few manage to pull it off. Czapek has become one of the most resounding su...

In The Details: The Case for Tonneau Cases
In The Details: The Case for Tonneau Cases

The vast majority of watches are round—quite simply because that’s the shape of their main component, the wheel. In addition to this prac...

Richard Mille’s Lightweight Luxury
Richard Mille’s Lightweight Luxury

How did a company that was unknown just twenty years ago find itself rubbing shoulders with brands whose value runs into six or seven fig...

In the Details: Guilloché Techniques
In the Details: Guilloché Techniques

Guilloché is perhaps the most immediately visible of the many decorative watchmaking arts, and while there’s been considerable progress i...

The History of Time: The Genius of Abraham-Louis Breguet
The History of Time: The Genius of Abraham-Louis Breguet

Abraham-Louis Breguet established most of the fundamentals of modern watchmaking – not just in terms of technical and aesthetic principle...

Yellow Gold’s Comeback
Yellow Gold’s Comeback

Yellow gold was a classic from the 1960s to the 80s, after which it was considered old-fashioned, garish, and outmoded. By 2020, 80s-insp...

The Stainless Steel Sports Watch—What Comes Next?
The Stainless Steel Sports Watch—What Comes Next?

Following the recent discontinuation of Patek Philippe’s Nautilus 5711 and the iterating of Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak 15202—both iconic...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Exclusive: Interview with Breitling CEO Georges Kern
Exclusive: Interview with Breitling CEO Georges Kern

Exactly four years on from his arrival at the helm of Breitling, Georges Kern talks to WatchBox about how he’s gone about relaunching the...

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