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In history

The Speedmaster saga in 18 watches

Thursday, 23 March 2017
9 min read

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Zenith El Primero
In history
El Primero, the race to make the first automatic chronograph

Compared to a three-hand mechanical watch, the stopwatch/chronograph gives a whole new meaning to time which is no longer simply "accounted for" but started, stopped, reset and sliced into segments. In this evolutionary ladder, one important chapter rightfully belongs to the Zenith El Primero, introduced in 1969.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Ilias Yiannopoulos
8 min read
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Ulysse Nardin Innovision 2
In history
Freak, made in innovation

Reports of mechanical watchmaking's death are greatly exaggerated, as Ulysse Nardin sets out to prove with the Freak, a game-changer since its launch in 2001 that continues its drive to take watchmaking into the future.

Thursday, 16 March 2017
5 min read
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Vacheron Constantin Malte Tonneau Tourbillon
In history
Malte, giving form to beauty

Launched with the third millennium and revisited for the 100th anniversary of the tonneau form, the Malte collection testifies to the technical expertise and creative aesthetics associated with Vacheron Constantin. With it, the Manufacture expresses the different facets of its art to outstanding effect, particularly when embracing the demands of its form completely.

Thursday, 09 February 2017
4 min read
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Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge
In history
Marine chronometers: surfing the wave

Without precision timekeeping, the oceans might have remained immense stretches of unexplored water. As the skippers taking part in the Vendée Globe continue their single-handed, round-the-world race, a look at how watchmaking and navigation came together. Ship ahoy!

Friday, 06 January 2017
7 min read
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Omega Speedmaster CK2915
In history
The Holy Trinity of Omega tool watches (II)

At the cost of great human and national tragedy, war has been seen to accelerate economic and technological development because of the need to create tools adapted to specific military purposes. Most of the time, these tools then evolve into non-military devices and spread new technologies through various other domains.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
9 min read
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Omega Speedmaster CK2915
In history
The Holy Trinity of Omega tool watches (I)

At the cost of great human and national tragedy, war has been seen to accelerate economic and technological development because of the need to create tools adapted to specific military purposes. Most of the time, these tools then evolve into non-military devices and spread new technologies through various other domains.

Friday, 09 December 2016
Ilias Yiannopoulos
7 min read
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SIHH Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio
In history
Radiomir, Officine Panerai's shining star

First a groundbreaking lume, Radiomir then became a watch that would make the transition from military to civilian use with unexpected success, and a valuable icon for Officine Panerai.

Monday, 28 November 2016
4 min read
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Girard Perregaux Montre bracelet La Esmeralda 2016 HD
In history
Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges, a vision to behold

Some 150 years ago, a visionary watchmaker transformed his passion for the tourbillon into a stunning display of horological technique unlike anything ever seen before. Fortunately for today's aficionados, Girard-Perregaux has brought it back to life with versions that remain true to the spirit of the original.

Friday, 28 October 2016
5 min read
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Rolex Cosmograh_Daytona 2016
In history
Cosmograph Daytona in pole position

From the time of its launch in 1963, the Rolex Cosmograph was linked to motor sport and to one event in particular: the endurance race on the legendary Daytona circuit. Taking functionality to an extreme, its style has made it an icon among chronographs.

Friday, 07 October 2016
5 min read
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