Watch 101

The Peculiar World of Niche Sports Watches

The Peculiar World of Niche Sports Watches

Looking beyond the sports watch as a general term, I find it interesting to see how many watches were created with a specific sporting ac...

Tennis Stars and Their Watches: The French Open Watch Spotting

Tennis Stars and Their Watches: The French Open Watch Spotting

The French Open is in just a few days, and when it comes to tennis, it seems like everyone who is someone has a watch brand behind them. ...

Pivotal Points in the History of Patek Philippe (Video)

Pivotal Points in the History of Patek Philippe (Video)

You never really own a Patek Phillippe. You merely take care of it for the next generation. Video Transcription: So the big first step, I...

Soaring To New Heights With The Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Type 20 “40 mm Lady.”

Soaring To New Heights With The Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aéronef Ty...

Zenith, which for decades has been the only watch brand allowed to place the word “Pilot” on a watch dial, is welcoming four versions o...

Two New: L.U.C Takes on New and Complicated Roles

Two New: L.U.C Takes on New and Complicated Roles

Since its introduction as an integral member of Chopard’s family of watch products almost twenty years ago, the emblematic L.U.C ha...

Hermès Thins Out: A Lean Typeface Graces A Slender Watch Collection

Hermès Thins Out: A Lean Typeface Graces A Slender Watch Collection

With this collection Hermès adds its own distinctive mark in the slim-watch sweepstakes. Among the thinnest of its type, measuring 9.04mm...

Motorsport series — Watches For Drivers

Motorsport series — Watches For Drivers

There are so many facets to the connection between watches and motorsport, and the automotive world in general, that it has provided us a...

Watches Inspired by the Seasons

Watches Inspired by the Seasons

While many of our previous talking points have been somewhat direct regarding inspiration, there’s no denying that the moods, colors, and...

Inspired By: Architecture and Design

Inspired By: Architecture and Design

Though the connection is less prevalent than some of the other sources of inspiration we’ve discussed in this series, there’s a certain l...

Watches Inspired by Sports

Watches Inspired by Sports

Starting from a need for accurate timing of events, the relationship between watches and sport has a significant history, and continues t...

Watches Inspired By Art

Watches Inspired By Art

Though less commonly a path of collaboration in watchmaking when compared with things like sport or film, the world of modern and con...

Bell & Ross BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback

Bell & Ross BR 126 Sport Heritage GMT & Flyback

Though its 43mm size is not particulary vintage,  and its gold-hued appliqué accents convey a bit more luxe than hard- core sportiness, t...

Ordinary to Extraordinary: Van Cleef & Arpels’ Creativity Soars

Ordinary to Extraordinary: Van Cleef & Arpels’ Creativity S...

Known for its whimsical designs and well-practiced savoir-faire, Van Cleef & Arpels creates the extraordinary dials collection that c...

Watches Inspired by The Sea

Watches Inspired by The Sea

Though the dive watch category is quite specific, brands playing in the category have drawn inspiration from an interesting cross-section...

Powered by the Sun: Omega’s Contributions are an Integral Part of the Solar Impulse Project

Powered by the Sun: Omega’s Contributions are an Integral Part o...

The Solar Impulse project aims to achieve the first round-the-world flight powered only by the sun. Can it be done? Principals of the Swi...