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.
His incomparable style went far beyond music and fashion. The androgynous dandy, the master of transformation, David Bowie was unique in his ability to blur boundaries and bend the rules of gender. A unisex style that has found its way into watchmaking too.
The actor poses for Speake-Marin in two new photos that capture the elegance and style of the gentleman watchmaker.
There's no stopping the Clooney/Coen trio. The recently released Hail, Caesar! is the ex-ER paediatrician's fourth film with the quirky director brothers. The film had been on the backburner for some time as the third and final instalment of the "Numbskull Trilogy". Fortunately, the lovely Amal's husband is happy goofing around, which is something of a paradox given that Clooney, who fronts the Omega and Nespresso brands, is one of Hollywood's most intellectual actors. Meet the star who has a lot more than coffee on the boil !
Buying a vintage watch is a fascinating and fulfilling learning curve. In part two of this article, we look at the actual purchase, which requires a methodical approach. You've done your homework, now for some action!