The Covid-19 crisis has driven watch auctions online. We should, however, proceed with caution. A digital platform is no substitute for the excitement of a live sale, even if this means bidding from behind a mask.
With the release of the Altiplano Ultimate Concept, now commercially available, Piaget has raised the stakes in ultra-thin watches – and the question of whether makers have reached the limit of what is physically possible.
More than 66% of consumers are willing to spend more on a product if the company or brand has good ethical values, according to a Nielsen report. Are you?
From the very first Special Pilot's Watch in 1936 right up to today, IWC has built a rich collection of pilot's watches. The flight plan couldn't have been clearer: legible, robust and precise!
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 five: from the detached escapement of the nineteenth century to the pin-pallet escapement of the 1930s.
Auctioneer Geoffroy Ader and his wife, the illustrator Neis, have published a graphic novel that traces the lives of twelve influential figures of the twentieth century, and the watches they owned and loved.
In 1991, Hermès took the wraps off a form watch whose signature combination of a square, a rectangle and the iconic Chaîne d’Ancre motif has become a true classic.
The world equates watchmaking with Switzerland, so much so that it's hard to imagine it was ever any other way. And yet during the eighteenth century, horology's most brilliant minds descended on Paris, while Switzerland and Geneva had a reputation for "trinkets" and cheaper wares.