Long Reads

Rexhep Rexhepi Akrivia and Jean-Pierre Hagmann
When Akrivia met Hagmann
After a short retirement, legendary casemaker Jean-Pierre Hagmann is back in business thanks to a new collaboration with one of the wat…
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Zenith Academy Georges Favre Jacot Fusee & Chain
What really is constant force, and why is it important?

There are several solutions to maintaining an even flow of energy through a watch - but some work better than others

TAG Heuer Carbon+ 150 CVD Reactor
Nano state: how modern science is shaking up watchmaking

Laboratory-engineered nanotechnology is being employed by everyone from TAG Heuer to Roger W Smith

Hublot Ferrari Classic Fusion GT
Horse power: the story behind Hublot and Ferrari's breakout hit

Thanks to Ferrari’s Flavio Manzoni, the Hublot Ferrari GT is a collaboration that lives up to the sum of its parts

Citizen 0100
Crisis? What crisis? A short history of high-frequency, super-accurate quartz watches

Quartz may be blamed for decimating the watch industry, but at its upper echelons, still has plenty to interest watch fans

Zenith El Primero Chronomaster 1994
Golden Rule: celebrating fifty years of Zenith's El Primero movement

We take an in-depth technical look at the past (and future) of the only watch movement that's more famous than the watches it powers

Bauhaus School Building
The Haus always wins: 100 years of Bauhaus

How one German school shaped a century of design

Oris ProPilot X Calibre 115
Squadron Leader: Oris unveils the range-topping ProPilot X
With looks inspired by stealth jets, the striking, in-house ProPilot X Calibre 115 comes right in at the top of Oris’s pilot's watch ra…
Baselworld 2019
What does the future hold for Baselworld?
As embattled Baselworld boss Michel Loris-Melikoff meets heavy resistance to his plans from the city’s hospitality industry, we lift th…
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Laurent Ferrier Grandsport Tourbillon
Laurent Ferrier and Le Mans: from racing driver to master watchmaker
Only one watchmaker has ever stood on the winners’ podium at the Le Mans circuit. Forty years after he took third place, Laurent Ferrie…
IWC Silver Spitfire
The longest flight
The Supermarine Spitfire was a new aircraft when it helped RAF pilots win the Battle of Britain. Now, 79 years later, it rises to a fre…
Roger Smith
Field Trip: a visit to Roger Smith's new workshop
In a remote town on the Isle of Man, Roger W Smith slowly produces exquisite, small-run watches that embody classic British craft. Jame…
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JN Shapiro Rose Engine
America's overdue revolution

US watchmaking pioneers are reclaiming the nation’s lost craft

Audemars Piguet Code 11:59
The Enigma Machine: understanding the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59

The cryptic name, the divisive design and the wider brand strategy: what to really make of the Code 11.59

Konstantin Chaykin Mars Conqueror
Martian Time: Konstantin Chaykin's watch for the red planet

In a horological first, Russian watchmaker Chaykin has engineered a watch to run on Martian time

Singer Vehicle Design DLS
Carrera Opportunities: how Singer is transforming both cars and watches

Not only does rock musician Rob Dickinson upgrade classic Porsches, he’s the driving force behind bespoke chronographs to match

How did watches come to have jewels in their movements?
How did watches come to have jewels in their movements? A tale of 18th century skullduggery
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 …
Baume Zag Watch
Is Baume the future of sustainable watchmaking?
Baume aspires to bring sustainability to the world of watchmaking. We spoke to its CEO Marie Chassot to find out just how far it has go…
Farer Chronograph Cobb Watch
A very modern adventure: why Farer is more than a micro brand
Driven by a collector’s passion for detail and design, an accessible and honest pricing strategy and a talent for social media, Farer i…
Rolex GMT-Master II "Pepsi"
In the zone: the history of the Rolex GMT-Master II
One year on from the launch of Rolex’s stainless steel “Pepsi” bezel GMT-Master II, we take a look back at the history of the globetrot…