Specially created in 1939 for two Portuguese wholesalers, its classical lines and multiple complications have earned it iconic status. We look back at the story of a giant among watches.
Of all the inventions that have helped improve the precision of mechanical watches, none is more important, or less well-documented, than the development of the regulating organ. To help bridge that gap, we retrace the history of escapements from the earliest devices to the very latest silicon regulators. Part ten: magnetic escapements.
Some 150 years ago, a visionary watchmaker transformed his passion for the tourbillon into a stunning display of horological technique unlike anything ever seen before. Fortunately for today's aficionados, Girard-Perregaux has brought it back to life with versions that remain true to the spirit of the original.
Teams from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry ranged the aisles of the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair to track down counterfeiters and unauthorised users of the "Swiss" indication of origin, with positive results.
From the time of its launch in 1963, the Rolex Cosmograph was linked to motor sport and to one event in particular: the endurance race on the legendary Daytona circuit. Taking functionality to an extreme, its style has made it an icon among chronographs.
Born in 1976, reborn in 2006, the Nautilus has stayed true to its origins nonetheless. Recognisable for an extravagant design tempered by elegance, it is now an icon among Patek Philippe's collections, and one of the most celebrated luxury sport watches.
This weekend, September 17th and 18th, monuments all over France are opening for the public to visit, including more than 1,500 locations in Paris. Among them, the imposing City Hall and its almost three-hundred-year-old clock.
Made for the French military's elite combat divers, the Fifty Fathoms was the first real dive watch, with a design so perfectly adapted to its role that it became the definitive diving watch concept. Today's Fifty Fathoms covers a complete collection of sport watches at Blancpain.