When all balance springs were metal, Swatch Group's Nivarox enjoyed a virtual monopoly. The most widespread alternative, patented silicon technology, is also the property of a handful of manufacturers. However crucial it may be, mechanically and strategically, the balance spring is about materials science, not horological genius.
With the vintage trend showing no signs of abating, now is the time to pay tribute to the iconic watches worn by late, great celebrities. Brands happily revisit legends from the past while at auction, watches with celebrity provenance are achieving record amounts.
Rolex is one of the most prevalent and powerful brands of the past century. Though its presence spans globally, it is a particularly potent force in the United States. From strategic partnerships to strategic business moves, Rolex has carefully positioned itself at the centre of American culture, resulting in one of its top markets worldwide.
Could you tell the difference between a genuine Rolex and a fake? Each year, over 40 million counterfeit watches hit the market in more and more convincing forms. We take a look at whether Blockchain could help weed out the imposters.
These days, we can check the time on our phone, ask Siri what the time is, even listen to clock ticking ASMR to fall asleep. Why not take a step back from these modern distractions and join us in celebrating some of the best wall clocks that enjoy time in its purest form.
Brands have wised up to the benefits to be gained from associating their name with art venues and exhibitions; creative contexts whose audiences are also potential customers.
He can pride himself on being the only actor to have played three legendary superheroes: Daredevil, Superman and Batman. He is also one of the most gifted directors/screenwriters of his generation. Ben Affleck talks about fame, money and watches.
This latest publication from the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie, in consultation with NellyRodi forecasting agency, deciphers the latest trends in watches through four socio-styles. Whether you're a Connoisseur or an Idealist, an Extrovert or a Performer, you'll find the watch that suits your lifestyle, tastes and aspirations.