Concorde 1969

Back in Time

1969: The year that changed watchmaking forever

In the year that mankind went to the moon, flew supersonic and invented the internet, it also changed watchmaking forever

Cartier Tank
100 not out: the full history of the Cartier Tank
As the Cartier Tank passes its first centenary, we take a look back …
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Openworked
A Brief History of Skeletonised Watchmaking
Openworked or skeletonised watches have gone from uncommon to unmiss…
LIP
How LIP brought designers to the watch world
In the 1970s, French brand Lip hired seven industrial designers incl…
Glashutte
A brief history of dates on watches
Consider the date window: ubiquitous and rather useful, it is much-m…
Chopard L.U.C GMT One Rose Gold
Chopard celebrates 20 years of L.U.C with a new GMT

Over twenty years, Chopard's L.U.C collection has developed a distinctive niche in fine watchmaking

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Breguet Type XXI Chronograph
The history of Breguet's legendary Type XX aviation chronograph


You don't know Breguet for its pilots' watches, but you should

Patek Philippe 5390G
All the time in the world: how world time watches have changed over the years

Looking back at the evolution of world time watches and the designs breathing new life into the complication.

Bremont
A brief history of sailing watches

We take a look back at the watches that have taken to the waves over the years

Urban Jurgensen 1741
Discovering Urban Jurgensen, the haute horlogerie star of Denmark
In the last five years, Urban Jürgensen has won a GPHG award and returned to Danish ownership. One of the jewels in fine watchmaking's …
Rolex Oyster 1926
The watch that changed everything: the 90th anniversary of the Rolex Oyster

In many ways, this is the watch that proved the viability of the wristwatch as an idea

TAG Heuer
Speed dials: A brief history of chronograph design

How the tension between function, legibility and style has shaped the look of the chronograph

Rolex Oysterquartz 5100
The hidden link between Rolex and the Royal Oak
Collectors and designers alike idolise Gerald Genta’s Royal Oak, but its origin story has always been murky, involving tales of diving …
Jaeger-LeCoultre Geophysic
Marching to a different beat: Jaeger-LeCoultre and the history of dead beat seconds

An in-depth look at mechanical watches that appear to tick

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Omega Speedmaster Snoopy
Beyond the Moon: the Omega Speedmaster in the ascendant
Omega’s Speedmaster has the story, the classic looks, and the sheer street-cred that its rivals can only dream of. With the addition of…
Seiko Marinemaster 50th Anniversary
Seiko marks 50 years of dive watches

A history of Seiko dive watches from 1965 to the present day