We all take it for granted that mechanical watches have jewels in them as part of the essential operation of the movements - as you'll see through the back of any watch with a display caseback. But the question is, when and why did jewels become widely used?
We celebrate the creative use of luminous materials in watchmaking
A detailed explanation of what Luminova really is and how it works, with James Thompson
In many ways, this is the watch that proved the viability of the wristwatch as an idea
An in-depth look at mechanical watches that appear to tick
A history of Seiko dive watches from 1965 to the present day
Can the 42-day power reserve Hublot MP-07 combine experimental movement creation with a wearable design?
Hands-on with some of the most phenomenally crafted watches