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Balance wheel with silicon hairspring © Firehouse Horology
Connoisseur of watches
Why engineers are leading the battle of the balance spring

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.

Monday, 14 October 2019
4 min read
The original Monaco from 1969 was considered too unconventional for the era.
Trend Forecaster
A little piece of Elvis, Paul or Jackie on your wrist…

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.

Friday, 11 October 2019
Flavia Giovannelli
6 min read
Pamela Caillens, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cartier
Watch Stories
Cartier stands up for responsible practices in the gold industry

As a founder-member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, set up in 2005, Cartier is actively engaged in establishing responsible practices across the diamond and gold jewellery supply chains. Pamela Caillens, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Cartier, explains.

Friday, 27 November 2009
6 min read
IWC is supporting the Plastiki Expedition of David de Rothschild and his organization Adventure Ecology © Adventure Ecology 2010
Watch Stories
IWC sails aboard the Plastiki

As an expression of their commitment to corporate responsibility, the Schaffhausen manufactory is supporting the Plastiki Expedition of David de Rothschild and his organization Adventure Ecology.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
Classique Grande Complication 5347 - Double tourbillon © Breguet
Watch Stories
Always Second

No self-respecting collector would ever put their "grandes complications" at risk. Instead, they will wear their "second" watch: a sturdy, inexpensive timepiece for all occasions. And with only a few models fitting the bill, second watches could well be a new market for brands.

Monday, 21 September 2009
4 min read
Pangaea in Syndey before coming to Yokohama © Officine Panerai
Watch Stories
Panerai toots the environmental Horn in Yokohama

More than just a sensational feat for the record books, the Pangaea Expedition wants to bring awareness about the fragile state of our planet so we can take global steps to protect and nurture Mother Earth now and in future generation.

Monday, 21 September 2009
Meehna Goldsmith
5 min read
Trend Forecaster
Lighten up, with one of the season's top colors
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
1 min read
Painted clock dial, counter-facade of Florence cathedral, painted by Paolo Ucello, 1443
Trend Forecaster
Time vanishes from the surface of the dial

From the first mechanical clocks with no dial to the Day&Night watch by Romain Jérôme that doesn't give the time, it seems timepieces have reached a point where they can fully express themselves without referring to that most fundamental matter, the flow of time.

Friday, 19 September 2008
6 min read

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