The first Richard Mille Racing Team is an all-female crew that will be on the starting grid for the next 24 Hours of Le Mans. Confirmation that women are very much part of the "family".
Luxury and music have always gone together, from the clothes artists wear to the cars they drive or the watches that shine on their wrists. We look at which brands get the most namechecks and the trendsetters behind them.
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 four: from the "exotic" escapements of the 18th century to the Swiss lever escapement post-1753.
Omega watches join the cast of the newly released "First Man" movie, as the watches qualified by NASA to be part of its manned missions to the Moon.
Having gradually earned the respect of movement constructors, though still held in disregard by purists, silicon components are an integral part of watchmaking today, to the point of representing a competitive advantage.
Setting diamonds free to dance across a dial. The idea was unheard-of until the launch of Happy Diamonds in 1976. Its signature floating stones have spread joy throughout the watch and jewellery worlds for more than 40 years.
In 1967, atomic clocks became the means by which time is determined - so precisely that scientists were able to establish that the Earth is spinning more slowly. The question being, how to ensure our time standard stays in synch with the Earth's rotation.