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.
Eliminate clutter, put an end to untidiness.... For Marie Kondo, author of the hugely popular KonMari method, life begins after a good clear-out. Several watch brands appear to have taken her theories to heart to put some order into their collections.
A rarely seen exercise in style ten years ago, skeleton watches are now part of the regular collections at brands intent on showing off their watches' inner beauty.
In 1953, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner became the first wristwatch to guarantee water-resistance down to 100 metres. Dive into the story of this legend of the deep.
Authentic, natural and likeable, Jennifer Aniston has a lot in common with Rachel Green, the character who shot her to fame in "Friends". Don't be surprised to see her rocking a simple tank top and jeans... with one of the Swiss watches she adores.
Label Noir masters every aspect of watch customisation, both exterior and movement. Based in Geneva, it provides a sui generis service to connoisseurs from around the world who dream of turning an icon into a legend.
Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). We round off the series with insight from Turonny Fuad, an entrepreneur in Singapore.