Year: 2015

Exploring A. Lange & Söhne’s Chronographs

By Su Jia Xian As contemporary chronograph wristwatches go, those made by A. Lange & Söhne are amongst the most admired, specifically for their gorgeous movements. The Lange chronograph line-up began in 1999 with the Datograph, a timepiece now widely regarded as a modern classic, and has since grown to include additional complications like the … Continued

A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Chronograph

What’s The Appeal Of Independent Watch Makers?

By Su Jia Xian We instinctively root for the underdog, the David, the little guy battling the giants. Independent watchmakers are the Davids of watchmaking, armed with slingshots against the Goliaths, luxury groups like Richemont and LVMH; one man against a conglomerate with a nine-figure marketing budget. Some independent watchmakers are literally a one-man show, … Continued

F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain

Awesome Open-Working – 5 Of The Best Skeleton Watches

By Aaron de Silva Skeletonising a watch’s movement is by no means an easy task. The watchmaker has to ensure that structural integrity and shock resistance is maintained, despite the skeletal framework. He also has to warrant that the architecture is aesthetically pleasing, which involves careful consideration of how the components are laid out as … Continued

Hublot Classic Fusion Ultra-Thin Skeleton Titanium

Perpetually Independent

By Frank Geelen The perpetual calendar is one of the most important horological complications, both for its complexity and for its purpose, keeping correct time for (almost) eternity. Most large manufactures have a perpetual calendar (quantième perpetuel in French, and often abbreviated to QP) in their catalogue. Today we’re going to have a look at … Continued

F.P. Journe Quantième Perpétuel

4 Reasons Why Richard Mille’s RM 011 Is One Of The Most Significant Watches Of The 21st Century

In an industry steep in tradition and heritage, Richard Mille has been able to create a unique competitive advantage and set itself apart from the other high-precision luxury watchmakers. Since it’s founding, Richard Mille has branded itself as a company with a deep emphasis on blending technology with horological tradition. Although seemingly a juxaposition, this … Continued

The Lotus F1 team with Richard Mille livery at the US F1 Grand Prix qualifying round.  (Image Credit: Getty Images).
  • Join The Hour Glass World

    Subscribe now to stay on top of everything in the world of fine watches.
  • *Compulsory Field