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10 Sports Watches You Won’t Want to Miss
10 Sports Watches You Won’t Want to Miss

Whether you have a need for speed or just a penchant for really cool luxury sports watches, there’s something for every collector on this...

Hands-On Expert Review: The Rolex Rainbow Daytona
Hands-On Expert Review: The Rolex Rainbow Daytona

A bold and colorful statement in luxury timepieces, the Rolex Rainbow Cosmograph Daytona is a highly sought after wristwatch for a few ex...

Patek Philippe: Highlights, Trends, and Predictions in 2022
Patek Philippe: Highlights, Trends, and Predictions in 2022

For the first time, Patek Philippe unveiled its new watches in Geneva at Watches & Wonders in 2022 — the home city of the brand and t...

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...

The Many Forms of the Moon Phase Complication
The Many Forms of the Moon Phase Complication

Moon complications can be poetic, technical, or both. The Moon itself may never change, but it hasn’t stopped captivating watchmakers—and...

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...

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