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Collecting Together with Josh Wright
Collecting Together with Josh Wright

For those with a passion for well-made things, the obsession lies not only in how an object is made but why it came to be made that way. ...

The Complete Rolex Buyer’s Guide
The Complete Rolex Buyer’s Guide

If there is only one luxury watch brand that almost everyone knows, it’s Rolex. From Mad Men’s Don Draper’s Rolex Explorer to former Pres...

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...

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...

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...

Icing on the Cake: Audemars Piguet’s Frosted Gold Finish
Icing on the Cake: Audemars Piguet’s Frosted Gold Finish

Everything Audemars Piguet creates tends to be overshadowed by the Royal Oak collection, even when it’s equally worthy of the spotlight. ...

Collecting Together with Gauthier Borsarello
Collecting Together with Gauthier Borsarello

Put ten collectors in a room and ask them why they collect and you’ll get ten very different answers. Some spend their lives searching fo...

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...

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...

Collecting Together with Shahendra Ohneswere
Collecting Together with Shahendra Ohneswere

If you don’t yet know Shahendra Ohneswere, you certainly know his work. As Senior Vice President of Content Development & Co-Head of ...

WatchBox & Langepedia: How A. Lange & Söhne Revived the Chronograph
WatchBox & Langepedia: How A. Lange & Söhne Revived the Chro...

The Swiss watchmaking industry was built upon the division of labor. The story of farmers in the snowy mountains spending their winters p...

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