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Lunar Eclipse – The Rising Tide of the Moon Phase Complication

Tonight, July 27th marks a total eclipse of the moon, and the longest lunar eclipse of the century. Seen in several countries across the world, this eclipse will witness the sun cast its shadow across the moon, giving it a…

Time Re-told – The World of Certified Pre-Owned Watches

Independent watchmaker MB&F, recently announced its entry into the somewhat murky waters of certified pre-owned watches. Known across the world for their exceptionally complex and often mind-boggling watches and horological machines, MB&F is the latest in a very rarified group…

Modern Retro Chic – Vacheron Constantin’s new FiftySix Collection

At first glance, FiftySix may seem like a completely arbitrary name for a collection of Vacheron Constantin watches. There appears to be no real connection between any milestones of the brand and the year 1956. A closer look however, reveals…

Classic Comeback – Return of the Santos de Cartier

Claiming proudly to be the ‘first purpose-built watch’ and even the ‘first wristwatch made for a man’, the Santos de Cartier is a timepiece with a story worth telling. This definitive icon of horology returns to the spotlight in its…

Rolex and the Art of Gemsetting

Precision, patience and perfection are all crucial requirements for the art of gemsetting, and as with most things in the world of fine watchmaking, Rolex has no difficulty showing us, and everyone else, just how it’s done. It isn’t hard…

Women of Substance – Longines’ Women Ambassadors of Elegance

Since it was established in 1832 in the St. Imier valley in Switzerland, the Longines brand has built a reputation for tradition, performance and elegance in the world of haute horlogerie. Adopting the motto ‘Elegance is an attitude’, the watchmaking…

Mixed Doubles – The history of Rolex and Tennis

Excellence is a term that has become synonymous with Rolex across the globe. In keeping with that legacy of exceptional achievement, the brand has been a patron of several sports, including tennis, golf, motor racing, yachting and equestrian, and a…

The Legend and the Legacy – A. Lange & Söhne pay tribute to Walter Lange

“There’s something one should expect not only of a watch, but also of oneself: Never stand still.” One of the most famous quotes attributed to the late, great Walter Lange, former Chairman of the renowned German horological powerhouse A. Lange…

Bvlgari Serpenti collection – Divine Sin and Sensual Seduction

The Bvlgari Serpenti collection is a breathtaking meeting of haute joaillerie and haute horlogerie. From the very inception of humanity, the time of Adam and Eve, Greek and Roman mythology, the snake has been a symbol for sin and desire.…

Breguet’s Reine De Naples collection – History of the first watch designed for a Queen
Inspired by a watch lost in the annals of time, the first ever wristwatch created for Caroline Murat, the Queen of Naples, in 1812, Breguet’s Reine de Naples collection is one of breathtaking horological works of art, crafted exclusively for…
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