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Laurent Ferrier: ‘I didn’t use a watch while driving’
17 Oct 2018
Laurent Ferrier: ‘I didn’t use a watch while driving’
It’s hard not to use the word ‘legend’ when talking about Laurent Ferrier. The man behind the eponymous brand and the former technical director at Patek Philippe certainly knows a thing or two about watches. His racing career also looks quite astonishing and includes the 3-rd place at 24 Hours of Le Mans. You know, that very year when Paul Newman has finished the second.
His Majesty the Green
16 Oct 2018
His Majesty the Green
It seems like 2018 is the year of green. Previously considered among the exotic, this hue is literary everywhere taking no prisoners and bringing a new meaning and feeling to the men’s watches. Here is the first part of our Editor's pick.
George Graham’s legacy
15 Oct 2018
George Graham’s legacy
In the watchmaking world, few things are appreciated more than century-long traditions. And while not all trademarks succeed in operating through centuries, some of the vanished ones do return with a fanfare. This time we’ll talk of the British horologist George Graham (1673-1751) and the modern eponymous brand.
Nomos Orion gets color treatment
12 Oct 2018
Nomos Orion gets color treatment
The Orion collection by Nomos has recently introduced green and blue-colored dials, or, as the brand calls them Olive gold and Midnight blue.
MB&F goes retro with Horological Machine No.9
11 Oct 2018
MB&F goes retro with Horological Machine No.9
We don’t usually get the words ‘retro’ and ‘MB&F’ in the same sentences, but fear not the pieces is ‘retro’ in very MB&F-y sort of way.
Hajime Asaoka
5 Jul 2018
Hajime Asaoka
Chatting with the independent watchmaker at Baselworld 2018.
Antoine Preziuso: 'Stay innovative in everything you do'
22 Aug 2017
Antoine Preziuso: 'Stay innovative in everything you do'
Antoine Preziuso always chose a path of his own. A patriarch to a dynasty of artisans he came a long way from a promising watch restoration expert to the creator of some finest tourbillons in the business.
Richard Mille: 'There's always a market for a high-end luxury'
21 Aug 2017
Richard Mille: 'There's always a market for a high-end luxury'
The one and only Richard Mille talks courage, new challenges and his hate for gimmicks.
Bart Grönefeld
16 Aug 2017
Bart Grönefeld
Chatting with the independent watchmaker Bart Grönefeld at Baselworld 2017.
Stepan Sarpaneva
15 Aug 2017
Stepan Sarpaneva
Chatting with the Finnish independent watchmaker at Baselworld 2017.
ArtyA's Ivan Arpa: 'I hate every kind of routine'
27 Jul 2017
ArtyA's Ivan Arpa: 'I hate every kind of routine'
Mathematics professor and a practicing martial artist, a seasoned adventurer crossing an exotic country by foot and a fearless madmen diving in the northern icehole. Yvan Arpa’s words are always too passionate and straightforward for a regular Swiss watchmaker.
François-Paul Journe: 'A small manufacture gives me more freedom'
6 Jun 2017
François-Paul Journe: 'A small manufacture gives me more freedom'
A prominent watchmaker, a guru of independence and the keeper of horological legacy – François-Paul Journe’s place among the industry greats is undeniable. His timepieces are pure class and his thoughts always worth checking out. This time he talks modern technology, the goal behind his inventions, and the devaluation of the Swiss Made mark.