Over the past decades, luxury brands, jewellers, passionate entrepreneurs and independent creators have entered the watchmaking world where they have distinguished themselves with truly original case designs.
Five collectors from around the globe tell us what makes the deal for them (or not). From the Middle East, two ladies add their voices. Léa Claude Sfeir is head of Sfeir vintage and of the F.P. Journe boutique in Beirut. Melika Yazdjerdi is Senior Marketing & Communication Director of Seddiqi Holding in Dubai. Both are industry insiders, and one is also a collector in her own right.
You may have forgotten your toothbrush (hopefully not your passport!), but you won't have gone anywhere this summer without your favourite timepiece clasped to your wrist - and another one in your suitcase, if you’re lucky!
Once an exercise in style, the extra-thin watch has evolved into a statement of the manufacturer's expertise as much as a symbol of the wearer's elegance. Today's size zero movements come with complications, while the type of winding (automatic or manual) determines what counts as a record.
Tool watches have long been the companion of military personnel, divers, pilots and explorers, and at one time were even vital to their job. In this series, we interview professionals and discuss the role their timepiece plays in their life.
Dwayne Johnson has become Hollywood's biggest (in every sense) action-movie star, with a will to match his impressive physique and bone-crushing handshake. Needless to say, only the most "virile" watches make the grade.