Tag: Richard Mille

How Rubber Became A Luxury in Watchmaking

Over the years, an untold number of interesting materials have found their ways into high-end watches, from the understated titanium to the more exotic ceramic and carbon fibre. There is one material, however, that really stands out, most notably for its anti-luxury character: rubber. How on earth did this innocuous material, first patented back in … Continued

original Hublot 1980 advertising

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

How We Came To Tell Time Around The World

There has never been as wide a variety of complicated timepieces as there is today. From perpetual calendars to column wheel chronographs, all the way to exotic multi-axis tourbillons, watchmakers go all out to prove their prowess while pleasing ever more demanding clientele. However, there is one complication that may be more useful today than … Continued

Patek Philippe Ref 5130

How To Choose The Right Case Material For Your Watch

Modern horology is not defined by functionality, since phones tell the time, or movement technology, the principles of a mechanical watch haven’t changed in two centuries, but rather the materials and construction of the case. Watch lovers today have more case materials than ever to choose from, and luxury timepiece makers are keen to introduce … Continued

Hublot Big Bang All Carbon
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