Back in the early 1970s, design legend Gérald Genta put pencil to paper and imagined the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. The sports-luxe watch was born. Some fifty years later, this hybrid aesthetic is as popular as ever, as confirmed by these ten recent releases that fuse case and bracelet into one.
With a week to go before the most romantic day of the year, take a look at our selection of men's and women's watches under £5,000. Why say it with flowers when you can give the gift of time!
Omega and the International Olympic Committee have extended their partnership through to the XXXV Olympiad in 2032… an anniversary date, since the brand first served as official timekeeper in Los Angeles in 1932.
Like the minute repeater, tourbillon and the perpetual calendar, the equation of time is a rare and valued complication. True, it is an arcane function that neither chimes the hours, nor fights the effects of gravity, but it is rooted in the history of watchmaking and is therefore meaningful for aficionados.
H. Moser & Cie Chief Executive Edouard Meylan has made irreverent humour a hallmark of the brand's communication. Throw in some adroit marketing and huge respect for traditional watchmaking, and stand well back!
Collecting has existed since ancient times, in different forms but always with the same desire to uncover that elusive object. It is also a quest we should pursue with the utmost caution since it moved online, "home" to the good, the bad and the downright ugly.
From the infinitely vast to the infinitely small, the mysteries of the cosmos continue to fascinate watchmakers. Enjoy this one-way voyage into space and time, courtesy of Louis Moinet, Graham and MB&F.