Jaquet Droz Petite Heuer Minute Smalta Clara

Translucency Trend: 9 Watches That Aid In Defining The Difference Between Transparent And Translucent

The idea of transparency seems to have come full circle with the development of sapphire crystal cases, making the entire watch see-through – and much more expensive. Now designers often use translucency as a newer, more unique way of offering views to the movement. “Transparent” is often confused with “translucent,” and many use the terms interchangeably. But there is an important difference to note.

Antoine Preziuso Tourbillon of Tourbillons

Tourbillon Of Tourbillons By Antoine Preziuso: Fractals Meet Inception (Archive)

AHCI member Antoine Preziuso’s mind-blowing Tourbillon of Tourbillons embodies the ideas of fractal geometry and recursion by producing a ten-minute tourbillon driven by three sixty-second tourbillons. It is an amazing machine. And as the only indications are minutes and hours, the Tourbillon of Tourbillons is something that exists as much for its own sake as it does for telling the time.

Dial view, Timex Marlin re-edition, 2017

Why I Bought It: Timex Marlin Re-edition

GaryG has said it many times: there are great watches to be had at every price point! Enter the Timex Marlin re-edition of 2017, a watch that he owns, wears, and loves.

Front view of the Urban Jürgensen oval tourbillon pocket watch from 1991 by Derek Pratt in its original silver case; Pratt engine-turned the dial made from a single piece of silver by hand himself

The Life And Times Of Legendary Independent Watchmaker Derek Pratt (Archive)

Derek Pratt (1938 – 2009) was perhaps one of the most “complete” watchmakers of our time along with his friend George Daniels. The Swiss-based Englishman was firmly behind and part of many watches and projects that are today common knowledge, while his own name remains relatively hidden.

Online Sales Aren’t The Future Of Watch Retail, They Are The Past (Watch Brands Are Just Slow): The Future Of Online Sales Is Dynamic, The Future Of Watch Retail Is Flexible Pricing

Dynamic, or flexible, pricing for new watches might seem crazy at first glance and a radical retail strategy, but Ian Skellern thinks it could be the future of retail. Here’s why.

Gérald Genta Retro Classic on the wrist

Gerald Genta Retro Classic: The Definitive Genta Masterpiece?

Martin Green is no Gérald Genta groupie charmed by everything the designer created, but he appreciates greatness. While some may favor the Genta Gefica or Grande Sonnerie as the master’s definitive design, Martin makes a case for the Retro. Find out why right here!

Chateau Yquem

Château d’Yquem: Paired Years Elevate The World’s Best White Wine For A Simply Magical Experience

Ken Gargett thinks that the 2001 Château d’Yquem is the finest young wine he has ever experienced, red or white, and remains convinced that it will go down as one of the greatest Yquems, if not the greatest of all time. But he was also able to experience something else: drinking “twin” vintages of this amazing Sauternes.

IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition La Cumbre Volcano

Wrist Watching: Jason Statham Wearing IWC Aquatimer Chronograph While Filming ‘The Meg’

Jason Statham is starring in an upcoming film opening in August 2018 called ‘The Meg,’ which is about a species of prehistoric shark called the megalodon, thought to be extinct. Since the film is based around the ocean, Statham chose an appropriate diver’s watch for his character: an IWC Aquatimer Chronograph Edition called La Cumbre Volcano.

Nomos Autobahn curved dial details

Nomos Glashütte Autobahn: Pedal To The Metal!

The new Nomos Glashütte Autobahn was born out of a respect for the past and a respect for historic design ideas, but with an eye on current trends and a desire to try something a little new. How exactly does it do that? With gentle curves never before seen on a Nomos timepiece and especially the large luminous design on the dial.