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.
A watch can be passed down as an item that will hold, even gain in value. Some brands have even transformed this notion of heirloom and heritage into an element of their communication.
For every couple about to tie the knot, we wish you nothing but the best. Beginning with a selection of watches and wedding rings that will ensure the happiest day of your life is exactly that.
Forty years after Sidney Lumet, Kenneth Branagh is the director of a remake of "Murder on the Orient Express", based on the Agatha Christie novel. Onboard with the Shakespearian actor is a gilded cast that includes Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe, Penelope Cruz and Michelle Pfeiffer.