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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...

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...

Understanding Watch Jewels
Understanding Watch Jewels

In a watch movement, there are many different features such as a balance spring, movement plate and bridges. Jewels are an important part...

10 Best Omega Watches For Women
10 Best Omega Watches For Women

Omega has been producing watches since 1848; the brand has been seen on the wrists of many celebrities, James Bond, and has even traveled...

Collector Conversation: Michael Strahan & Marc Lasry
Collector Conversation: Michael Strahan & Marc Lasry

Maybe you collected Matchbox cars, comic books, action figures or baseball cards when you were a kid. Maybe you displayed them in your ro...

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore History & Guide
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore History & Guide

Launched in 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore was released as an anniversary celebration of the classic Royal Oak that was launched in the 197...

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