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.
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.
Great for cooking pasta al dente or counting how many minutes to the next siesta, the chronograph will also measure this summer's sporting exploits. On you marks, set, go! First one to September loses.
When it comes to getting a feel for a watch, nothing compares to spending a few days with it on the wrist. Proportion, design, comfort, functions… Here's our verdict on the Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Chronograph.
The women’s universe takes shape at Richard Mille with his new Australian ambassador.