Watch Culture

Seiko 6139 "Pogue" Chronograph
Why Seiko won't be producing a 50th anniversary chronograph any time soon

The Japanese brand was the first to produce an automatic chronographs in 1969. But it won't be marking the achievement.

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The craziest watches going on sale at Only Watch 2019

Includes butterfly wings, meteorites, selfies and a snake

Montblanc 1858 Split-Seconds Chronograph Only Watch 2019
Our favourite watches from Only Watch 2019

Not the most expensive, or the most outrageous, but the ones we'd most like to take home with us...

Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime Stainless Steel Only Watch 2019
Only Watch 2019: First Thoughts

The watch world's biennial charity auction is back with 52 incredible one-off creations. Here's our hot take.

Omega Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional
Omega's Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional just set a record for deepest dive of all time

Waving at Rolex and James Cameron on its way to the real bottom of the ocean...

TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer 01 GMT
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Rolex Daytona Dial
The Rolexicon: your essential guide to all Rolex nicknames and official terminology
Rolex collecting has developed its own jargon over the years. Here’s our exhaustive guide to the nicknames, unofficial designations and…
Barrington Watch Winder
The best watch winders for every style and budget

A watch winder is the ultimate watch collector accessory. QP makes its pick of the most impressive models out there

Patek Philippe
Editors' Picks: our favourite watches of Baselworld 2019
From unusual divers to new claims on the Royal Oak’s crown – and a very different Patek Philippe Calatrava – these are the QP editorial…
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Tradition Westminster Perpetual Gyrotourbillon
SIHH 2019: What we’ve learned

With 2019’s first major watch fair out of the way, what can we expect for the rest of the year (and beyond)?

TAG Heuer Carrera Jack Heuer 80th Anniversary
The best watches we spotted at SalonQP 2018

From Rolex and Tudor to Gronefeld, Nomos Glashutte and Heuer, these are the coolest watches we saw on visitors' wrists at SalonQP 2018

Tudor and Breitling
Why Breitling and Tudor have teamed up to trade movements

The new partnership neatly answers the needs of both brands and could signal the beginning of a pragmatic new era in watchmaking.

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Vacheron Constantin
When is a driving watch not a driving watch? The true story behind the Vacheron Constantin 1921
With its off-centred dial, the Vacheron Constantin American 1921 is often referred to as a drivers’ watch. But there may not be any evi…
Gronefield
QP’s Watches of The Year 2016

Drum roll please… these are our watches of the year!

Fake Rolex watch
How to spot a fake watch

QP went to Birmingham’s Assay Office to hear some of the horror stories from the world of fake watches

Jaeger LeCoultre
From outer space to watch face: the journey of a meteorite dial

Meteorite-dialled watches have proliferated over the last few years

Audemars Piguet
"We were approached to do James Bond... We said no." Exclusive interview with Audemars Piguet's CEO

We sat down with Henry Bennahmias to talk golf, gold and James Bond

Breguet Classique Reveil alarm watch
Leaving technology behind: we life-test six alarm watches

Can the modern man-about-town run his daily calendar with nothing more than a mechanical alarm watch?

Roger Smith Series 2
Why don't the dial-side or movement screws line up on a watch?

Roger Smith explains why the dial side or movement screws don't line up on a watch