Case_5 The “flat tortoise” case shape of the F.P. Journe Elégante

Why I’m All About That Case, That Case . . .

Can you recall the last time that you read a review of a newly introduced watch and the first few paragraphs of the article were about the case? Yeah – thought not. So here it goes: let’s talk about cases.

TAG Heuer Monaco Calibre 11

Complete List Of The Eleven 2017 Red Dot Award Watch Winners

International design awards abound, but the Red Dot is inarguably the most important and widely recognized of them all. Some of the 2017 winners of the Red Dot Design Prize have won in this category before, including Armin Strom, Nomos Glashütte, Braun, and Maurice Lacroix. Read on to find out which eleven watches won this year’s competition.

Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon

Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon: The Evolution Of Classic (And An Unbelievable Price)

The Ulysse Nadrin Marine Tourbillon, which made its debut at SIHH 2017 (Ulysse Nardin’s first showing at the Geneva fair), is not just a classically styled timepiece; it really is so much more than that. Let’s examine why I say that by going through its incredible attributes one by one.

Montandon Windward in electro-stable bronze with blue dial

With The Wind In Its Sails: Montandon & Co. Windward

What do you get when a man with a deep background in both watchmaking and sailing develops a passion to create his own brand? Read on to discover more about Daniel Montandon and his new nautically-inspired Windward collection.

Historic advertising on display at the 'Cartier in Motion' exhibition at the London Design Museum

Make Your Next Destination London For The ‘Cartier In Motion’ Exhibition

Cartier’s jewelry and watch expositions are always a treat, making for a good reason to go abroad for a weekend break. So it’s great news that a new Cartier watch exhibition in London has opened this week. Here’s my take on why you should visit.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore T3 Chronograph

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore T3 Chronograph: The One That Got Away

We’ve all got our “fishing” stories regarding “the one that got away.” Mine involves an Audemars Piguet that arguably started the Limited Edition Offshore craze: the Royal Oak Offshore T3.

With the tools of the trade: Philippe Dufour Simplicity

Behind The Lens: The Philippe Dufour Simplicity (Archive)

As regular readers know, the idea of the Behind the Lens series is to present great watches as seen from a variety of visual perspectives. Mostly, I feature watches on loan from my generous friends, but this time let’s look at a piece that I am very fortunate to have in my own collection: the legendary Simplicity by Philippe Dufour in a 37 mm white gold case with white lacquer dial.

If you get hurt on this one call me: Philippe Dufour Simplicity

What’s So Special About Independent Watchmakers?

Whenever I think about a watch made by an independent watchmaker, a certain recollection comes to mind – one that could explain my passion for timepieces created by masters with diminutive production but gargantuan horological expertise. This particular story involves a watch brand, a trip to Switzerland, and what is normally a very casual thing: lunch.

Christian Kamp and the legendary Loïck Peyron modeling Ulysse Nardin in Bermuda; Kamp (lower wrist) is wearing the limited edition Ulysse Nardin Marine Diver Artemis Racing

America’s Cup 2017: The Final Round Gets Underway . . . And There’s A Watch Brand For Each Team In This Epochal 166-Year-Old Regatta

The 35th America’s Cup is well underway in Bermuda, with the high-technology event heading into the final rounds on May 26, 2017. Interestingly, all of the teams for this finals month have watch sponsors, and these even represent brands from each of the four major groups: Swatch Group, Richemont, LVMH, and Kering.

Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph in ceramic/titanium

A Coaxial Vision Of Time: Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph

The holy grail of quick readability for a chronograph is centered, concentrically mounted hands. But making the displays concentric increasingly complicates the center stack of indicators and their staffs or requires the gear train to run alongside the center and display the time elsewhere. The Fabergé Visionnaire Chronograph solves this issue and many more to become one of most interesting chronographs on the market today.