Jaeger-LeCoultre

Traditional or Modern? The Two Faces of the Tourbillon

Traditional or Modern? The Two Faces of the Tourbillon

The tourbillon’s patent was filed exactly 220 years ago, in 1801. Nowadays, the tourbillon has two faces – its purest, traditional form, ...

Graduation Gifts: The Watch Edition

Graduation Gifts: The Watch Edition

It’s a time-honored tradition to give your graduate a gift that honors their achievement. If you ask any of us at WatchBox, a watch alway...

Watches & Wonders: A Personal ‘Best Of’ with Olivier Müller

Watches & Wonders: A Personal ‘Best Of’ with Olivier ...

Hopefully, having ‘Watches & Wonders’ take place wholly online is only a temporary measure until the end of the pandemic. Despite the...

Functions + Techniques: The Deadbeat Seconds Display

Functions + Techniques: The Deadbeat Seconds Display

On the obnoxiously long list of watch complications out there, few are as obscure and underappreciated as the deadbeat seconds. I myself ...

Functions & Techniques: The Moonphase Indication

Functions & Techniques: The Moonphase Indication

The moonphase complication (or moon phase, depending on who/what you’re reading on any given day) is an interesting one to dig into when ...

The Invention of the Wristwatch: An Evolution Over Time

The Invention of the Wristwatch: An Evolution Over Time

People have always had a long history with tracking time. Sundials and water clocks were used to track the passing of time before the fir...

Reverso Turns Ninety:  The Story of a Grand Young Lady

Reverso Turns Ninety: The Story of a Grand Young Lady

In the 1930s, watchmaking was all about round watches, containing round movements, intended for the chic soirées of the interwar period. ...

Perpetual vs. Annual Calendar Watches

Perpetual vs. Annual Calendar Watches

A popular complication found on watches is some aspect of a calendar function. This can be as simple as a date, or day-date, but can get ...

Guide to Mechanical Watches

Guide to Mechanical Watches

When looking at purchasing a watch, knowing what kind of movement you want is a good place to start. You should distinguish between diffe...

Women’s Style In Luxury Watches

Women’s Style In Luxury Watches

Watches can be another way for women to express fashion choices outside of what we may see as “traditional jewelry.” They can be a statem...

Pandemic-Era Dress Watches: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go

Pandemic-Era Dress Watches: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go

There are certain categories of watches that many of us grew accustomed to connecting with particular social or professional activities, ...

Collecting Together: Celebrate the Holidays with WatchBox

Collecting Together: Celebrate the Holidays with WatchBox

This holiday season, we’re celebrating the community that surrounds every collector; the bonds shared across generations, between friends...

Material Science: Watch Materials Explained

Material Science: Watch Materials Explained

While steel, titanium, platinum, and all the shades of gold are par for the course in modern watchmaking, alternative metals, alloys, com...

Battle of the Ultra-Thin Watches

Battle of the Ultra-Thin Watches

Watchmaking’s Most Highly Contended Category The term “less is more” does not always apply to the world of boundary pushing cutting-edge ...

Underrated and Discontinued Chronographs Worth Considering

Underrated and Discontinued Chronographs Worth Considering

As much as I enjoy reporting on the latest news from the watch industry, both good and bad, I always enjoy it when stories like this roll...