With the FVF Emotional Horology No 1 Superligero, Franc Vila moves beyond the craziness of his Cobra designs to enter the realm of handmade, complex haute horlogerie delights that evoke emotion not only with the design and composition of the watch, but also the finish. To accomplish this, Vila has teamed up with independent watchmaker Rexhep Rexhepi of Akrivia.
There wasn’t even a concept Audi A7 a few years ago, yet now it is high on everyone’s wish list. This is also unlikely to change, as the release of the 2019 model year pulls the A7 even further into the future. Martin Green examines why.
What appeals to Elizabeth Doerr about Jaquet Droz is that within the Swatch Group’s 190 separate companies (including 18 marques), the brand operates very much like an independent watchmaker and its artful timepieces reflect this. Here she goes deep into the history of one of the Swatch Group’s oldest brand names.
True solar time is measured by the position of the sun and can run up to sixteen minutes ahead of and fourteen minutes behind the time shown on our clocks and watches. Our friends at The Watches TV spent a day with Philippe Dufour to have a look at this phenomenon in a personal way.
The de Fossard Solar Time Clock isn’t so much a clock but a time-telling sculpture because it unites the past, present, and future in a single object. Its design is rather futuristic, almost timeless, and the same can be said of the mechanics, but rather than reaching into the future like the design, they go back to the heyday of clockmaking.
It’s the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, and Audemars Piguet has chosen to honor this occasion with two new models, one being a nearly identical re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph and one brand-new Tourbillon Chronograph.
Over the twenty-odd years he’s been buying “serious” watches, GaryG has purchased more pieces bearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre brand name than any other, by far. Within the Jaeger-LeCoultre pantheon, one watch sub-group stands out for him: the Reverso. Between his wife and he, they’ve bought a total of seven Reverso models. Given that, why add another? In this instance, the Reverso Tribute to 1931?
With the Defy Lab, Zenith has introduced its version of compliant silicon components that may well be set to change the future of watchmaking.
Timepiece repairs can be expensive and often take a long time, so you generally want to avoid damaging a watch. John Keil lists five common things you may not be aware of that can damage a watch and how to prevent them.
As the saying goes, “There’s an ass for every seat.” John Keil still finds it hard to believe that some watch designs are ever even considered, much less actually produced and ultimately purchased. In fairness, the following list may not actually contain the five ugliest watches ever, but they sure aren’t easy on the eyes.