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Stepping out of the circle: Art Deco inspired watches
27 Jun 2019
Stepping out of the circle: Art Deco inspired watches
You don’t usually see a lot of Art Deco elements in modern interiors, right? The same pretty much goes to contemporary art. However, the watch design codes born in that period are alive and well a century later. And after a second thought, the longevity of this aesthetics in haute horlogerie appears to be very logical.
The Alchemists of the XXI Century: De Bethune History
17 Jun 2019
The Alchemists of the XXI Century: De Bethune History
Can a 17-year history mean something in the industry, where many companies have a centuries-long background? Looks like it can, especially if your watches are becoming an instant classic.
Zenith El Primero History: Tracking a Star
11 Jun 2019
Zenith El Primero History: Tracking a Star
The ultimate automatic chronograph celebrates the 50-year anniversary! Setting records, evolving, disappearing and reappearing again – the essential Zenith movement has seen it all… and still keeps pushing.
Sparkling Cannes: Celebrities and their jewelry on the red carpet
28 May 2019
Sparkling Cannes: Celebrities and their jewelry on the red carpet
As always, Cannes Film Festival was not only about the fantastic cinema but also about magnificent jewelry at the red carpet.
The Independents at Baselworld 2019: When Less is More
23 May 2019
The Independents at Baselworld 2019: When Less is More
With the dust of the biggest watch fair settled, the biggest trends covered and the biggest surprises explained, it’s time to talk about the brands that don’t aspire to change the global landscape, yet manage to constantly push the watchmaking art further and further towards the absolute perfection – the independents.
Long Live the Crown: Rolex history
24 Apr 2019
Long Live the Crown: Rolex history
No matter how deep you are into watches, there is one brand you’re definitely more than aware of. And while the tastes may differ, Rolex is the most recognizable watch company on Earth for quite a number of reasons, including precision, robustness, and timeless designs.
The Rise of a Nautilus: The History of the Essential Patek Philippe Collection
23 Apr 2019
The Rise of a Nautilus: The History of the Essential Patek Philippe Collection
In retrospect, the success of essential Patek collection follows a fundamental ‘no risk – no glory’ rule. Nowadays the brand’s catalog is unthinkable without the Nautilus, but forty-something years ago, in the midst of the quartz crisis, its premiere seemed quite an adventurous move.
The Cradle of Revolution: Urwerk history
3 Apr 2019
The Cradle of Revolution: Urwerk history
Even in a rather conservative watchmaking industry, there is always a place for some rebels ready to go against the generally accepted formulas and risk everything for the sake of a dream. And if the history of Urwerk can teach us anything, it's these individuals who create the classics of the future.
Legacy of the Brave: Jaeger-LeCoultre History
11 Mar 2019
Legacy of the Brave: Jaeger-LeCoultre History
During its 186-year history, the company has come up with some 1250 calibers, countless inventions, and patents. Scrambling through the huge list of its outstanding achievements, you can almost feel the cool breeze of discovery and adventure blowing straight in your face. And yes, we are talking Swiss watchmaking here, not the novel by Ernest Hemingway or Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The first among equals: Breguet history
22 Feb 2019
The first among equals: Breguet history
Any conversation about watchmaking history can start and end with mentioning Abraham-Louis Breguet. His name is familiar to much larger audience than regular watch lovers, while his numerous inventions have literary defined the industry for two and a half centuries.
La Chaux-de-Fonds: My heart's in the highlands
15 Feb 2019
La Chaux-de-Fonds: My heart's in the highlands
The population of La Chaux-de-Fonds barely reaches 40,000 people, but don’t let the modest size mislead you: this is one of the two largest watchmaking areas in Switzerland. By the number of watch-related factories and offices, the city located some ten kilometers from the French border, can only be compared to Biel/Bien.
It’s all about love: Romantic timepieces
14 Feb 2019
It’s all about love: Romantic timepieces
St. Valentine’s Day is a perfect opportunity to take a closer look at some watches that manage to carry a love message, apart from the regular time-telling duties.