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How The Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Went From Ship To Wrist

In 1846, Ulysse Nardin founded his an eponymous brand, one that would one day become famous for making precision instruments. But not just any instruments. From the very beginning, Ulysse Nardin himself specialized in marine chronometers, precision clocks made to help maritime navigation, an idea that remains a cornerstone for the brand that bears his … Continued

Ulysse Nardin Marine Torpilleur 1183-310/40

How To Understand Independent Watchmaking

“Independent watchmaking” can be confusing to people not well versed in the ways of modern watch collecting. Independent watch brands aren’t merely those without corporate parents like luxury conglomerates Richemont or Swatch Group. They are also usually smaller, boutique brands at the forefront of creativity and craftsmanship in the high-end watch space. Watches from independent … Continued

MB&F HM3 MegaWind red gold

Patek Philippe’s Lunar Complications For Ladies

Few watch complications are poetic and charming, yet technical, as indication of the phase of the moon. The moon phase is self-explanatory, one can both see and keep track of how the moon waxes and wanes over a month, yet also magical, for gazing at the moon creates a brief moment when time stops. If … Continued

Patek Philippe 4947 and 4948

Four Lesser Known Watches From Big Brands Worth Considering

To the majority of watch collectors, certain brands are known for certain watches. Rolex is all about steel sport watches like the Submariner, Omega is all about the “First Watch on the Moon” Speedmaster chronograph, and Audemars Piguet is all about the octagonal Royal Oak. What many watch collectors tend to overlook are timepieces offered … Continued

Patek Philippe 5200G

Urwerk Celebrates 20 Years With The UR-105 CT Streamliner

Urwerk is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, a surprise given how avant-garde it is, but the brand was launched in 1997. In its two decades the brand has presented some incredible creations imbued with sci-fi inspiration and a futuristic approach to watchmaking. Yet there is more to come, as the new UR-105 CT Streamliner … Continued

Urwerk UR-105 CT Streamliner
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