Tag: IWC

Five Watches You Shouldn’t Miss At SIHH 2017

Come 16 January 2017 the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, or SIHH, will open its doors. The Geneva-based watch fair is the start of the horological season, a showcase for a diversity of long-awaited new launches. Here are five -presented watches presented as sneak peeks that you shouldn’t miss at SIHH 2017. Cartier Rotonde … Continued

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold

Luxury Sports Watches – Five Modern Icons

In the middle of the 1970s, right when the Swiss watch industry had to face the Quartz Crisis, high-end watchmakers had to find the solution to stay alive. Salvation came from a brand new concept, the paradoxically named luxury sports watch. This era gave birth to some icons, and here are the ones to consider. … Continued

Patek Philippe

Opposites Attract – On The Appeal Of Magnetism Resistant Watches

One of the most important new chapters in modern watchmaking are some manufactures’ dedicated fights against magnetism and its detrimental effects on mechanical watch movements. Among others, Rolex, IWC and, most importantly, Omega, has been striving to make watches more resistant to this invisible threat. Let us now discover what these effects are and how … Continued

Omega Globemaster Co-axial Master Chronometer

The Split-Second Chronograph: Niche At Any Price

One of the least common complications in the world of mechanical watches is the split-second or “rattrapante” chronograph. This historic complication adds a rarified flavor to the common chronograph, allowing the user to have an additional and simultaneous 60 seconds of elapsed time measurment in addition to the standard chronograph complication. Though seemingly simple, split-second … Continued

Patek Philippe 5370P

Counting Time: Four Great – And Affordable – Chronographs

Use it to record your laps and to avoid parking over the time limit, or simply play with the mesmerising seconds hand. Chronographs, I have long argued, are one of the most useful complications out there – second probably to the calendar. And they are also sold at accessible price points, making them a great … Continued

IWC, Omega, TAG Heuer & Zenith
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