"See red", "Feel blue", "Green with envy"... expressions such as these reflect how colour impacts our mood and behaviour. Watch brands also use colour to appeal to our subconscious. Is the owner of that blue chrono buying into their desire for distant horizons? Is the lady with the scarlet automatic a femme fatale? Read on and see what the colour of your watch says about you.
In a year marked by Woodstock, Concorde's first scheduled flight and the moon landing, Swiss watchmakers battled it out to present the first automatic chronograph. It would be Seiko that took the honours with its Calibre 6139, before striking an almost fatal blow with the Astron.
When Abraham-Louis Breguet patented his greatest ever invention on June 26, 1801, he could never have imagined that more than 200 years later, his tourbillon would be the complication most in demand among a group of affluent buyers, thousands of miles away in China.
The quartz revolution traumatised the Swiss watch industry to such a degree it is rarely documented. No longer, thanks to this short read. Part one: from the Seiko Astron to the Swatch.
Based in Geneva and officially open since early September, the Fine Watch Club already has 6,000 members, all passionate about watches. Membership benefits include access to exclusive events and limited editions.
Recent developments have enabled watchmakers to overcome some of the difficulties inherent to working with sapphire and use its transparency to ever more spectacular effect. However, the greatest challenges aren't always where one might think. The proof with MB&F.
Innovative techniques, beautiful colours and lavish diamonds fuel the trend for jewellery watches. We take a look at the gem-studded timepieces that shine brightest on social media.