Watchmaking masterclass with Marco Lang at Dubai Watch Week 2015

5 Reasons (And Then Some) To Visit Dubai Watch Week 2017, None Of Which Involve Looking At Amazing Watches (Although You Can Do That Too)

Since its launch in 2015, Dubai Watch Week has quickly grown to become my favorite watch exhibition. Here’s why I like it and why you might consider visiting it on November 16-20, 2017.

An Atom Moore Mashup of an F.P. Journe timepiece from the NAWCC exhibition ‘Watch Portraits’

Photographer Atom Moore Exhibits Unique And Funky ‘Watch Portraits’ At NAWCC Watch And Clock Museum

Atom Moore is a New York-based watch photographer who has a unique eye on his subject: his “portraits” comprise artistic works of watch photography based on his signature macro and “mashup” techniques. The NAWCC Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, Pennsylvania will be hosting an exhibition of Moore’s work from April 30, 2017, which you can check out here.

You know you’re a watch guy if . . . at a restaurant you photograph everyone's watches but not the food

You Know You’re A Watch Guy Or Gal If . . . (Archive)

Horophiles are pretty unique people and we have some pretty unique traits and habits.
In the theme of Jeff Foxworthy and his “you might be a redneck if” routine, I’d like to poke a little fun at our WIS brothers and sisters as well as ourselves. So without further ado, you know you’re a watch guy if . . .

Tutima Tempostopp flyback chronograph

Tutima Tempostopp Flyback Chronograph: A Moving Homage To The History Of Glashütte

The Tutima Tempostopp flyback chronograph was one of my biggest Baselworld surprises and is simply an outstanding timepiece, both inside and out thanks to both its historical inspiration and the modern use of Glashütte ingenuity.

A bus strap turns into an interactive IWC Big Pilot

Watch Advertisements (Should) Invoke A Special Feeling, Here Are A Few That Work For Me

Watch advertisements have always fascinated me. If an ad is clever, funny, or invokes a special feeling within me, I am much more likely to make a purchase. Here I demonstrate here a few adverts that work for me and hopefully for you too.

A Cartier Just un Clou Torque necklace in its natural habitat

The Cherry On Top: Cartier Launches Aldo Cipullo’s Juste Un Clou Torque

In April 2017, Cartier presented the new Juste un Clou Torque necklace, one of those pieces of jewelry that expresses sincere chic, making it a powerful statement of bold attitude. Once again, Aldo Cipulla hits the nail right on the head.

Hublot Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode

Hublot Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode: A Cool Watch For A Charitable Cause

Hublot and Depeche Mode have collaborated for seven years now, but this 2017 limited edition for charity:water makes more sense than ever with the band back in the news for its fourteenth studio album and a world tour kicking off. The limited edition Hublot Big Bang Unico Depeche Mode is a great expression of the collaboration.

RGM Chess In Enamel

Check It Out, Mate: RGM’s Chess In Enamel Honors Historical American Watchmaking

Roland Murphy continues his celebration of 25 years of RGM watches with an unusual homage timepiece called Chess in Enamel, which pays tribute to historical American watchmaking with a genuine enamel dial, American stainless steel case, and a manufacture caliber.

Uncut diamonds

Controversy Or Not? Synthetic Vs. Natural Diamonds In Watchmaking (Video)

In April 2017 a symposium with the title “Synthetic Diamonds: Are Watchmaking and Jewelry in Danger?” took place in Geneva whose aim was to explain the indubitable reality of the arrival of synthetic diamonds in the world of watchmaking and demonstrate how it is possible to differentiate natural from lab-grown stones. Discover here what sort of challenges and impact on the industry this topic could have.

A. Lange & Söhne Double Split after refurbishment

Why You Can’t Afford To Buy Your Watch If You Can’t Afford To Break It (Archive)

My first rule when it comes to collecting is to avoid setting too many exclusionary rules. If, however, I force myself to set criteria for what constitutes collecting to me, I keep coming back to passion and enjoyment. Nevertheless, there are lots of “safe queens” in the watch world. Yes, I’m looking at you, Mr. “Triple Sealed In Its Own Original Geneva Air And Never Wound Let Alone Chimed Patek Minute Repeater.”