Rebellion T-1000 on the wrist of case designer Eric Giroud, who was handing it here for the first time

The Rebellion T-1000: Endurance Racing On The Wrist

Rebellion captures all the racing experience of its endurance teams and puts it into its watches. The T-1000 is a perfect example: a chain-driven behemoth of a wristwatch with six spring barrels providing more than 1,000 hours of power. The watch is a technical spectacle and the time-display rollers in the center of the watch grab your attention.

Pre-selected Tourbillon watches in the 2016 GPHG

Complete List And Photos Of All Pre-Selected Watches In The 2016 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève

The 2016 edition of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG) has published the list of pre-selected watches in the run-up to the eagerly anticipated red carpet awards ceremony in Geneva on November 10, 2016. Please find the full list of the finalists with photos here.

View from Neuchâtel over the lake

Happy Birthday, WOSTEP: The Watchmaker’s Training Ground Turns 50

Many passionate fans of high watchmaking have likely heard of WOSTEP, however few know what this cryptic acronym really means. The answer is “Watchmakers of Switzerland Training and Education Program.” WOSTEP was born in 1966 and therefore turns 50 this year. Happy birthday to this great institution!

Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2016 with beautiful Maki-e Japanese artwork

Graf von Faber-Castell Pen Of The Year 2016

The Graf von Faber-Castell collection – or “Graf” as it’s known to pen buffs – is Faber-Castell’s top-of-the-line series of pens; it includes premium writing instruments, like the recently released Pen of the Year, among others. The Pen of the Year for 2016 was inspired by Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, a 1,441-room residence that became the cultural and political center of the Hapsburg Empire.

Surely Created By Extraterrestrials: Caption Competition #34

The quasi-humanoid team at De Bethune tries to convince us that this comet-born device is an instrument for telling the time. What do you think this intergalactic artifact is really for? Please leave your comments, captions, stories, and suggestions in the comments.

Emmanuel Bouchet Complication One with blue case and dial

Funky Colors For Emmanuel Bouchet’s Head-Turning Complication One

We are big fans of Bouchet’s work in general and the ingeniously complicated Complication One in particular. What we were shown at Baselworld 2016, though, was truly imaginative: funky new, definitely out-of-the-ordinary colors for such a serious and technical timepiece.

Jaguar F-Pace getting its feet wet

Jaguar F-Pace: C’mon, Bremont, Let’s See What You Can Do With This

My biggest concern with the Jaguar F-Pace was actually with the styling: Jaguars have always been elegant creatures – and an SUV must be one of the least elegant automobiles there is. But in the capable hands of Ian Callum, Jaguar’s design director, who hates SUVs as much as I do, the result is a car that fits beautifully in Jaguar’s current lineup while maintaining a certain feline elegance.

Assertive, clean finishing of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange Double Split movement

Does Hand Finishing Matter? A Collector’s View Of Movement Decoration (Archive)

Like many people, my starting point for serious watches was with a well-priced brand long known for its expertise in developing movements, justly viewed as offering good value for money – but not necessarily for the refinement of its movement finishing, at least on its less expensive pieces. What have I learned since then?

Can’t Put Your Finger On It? Caption Competition #33

I saw this “hand” with disconcertingly realistic fingers impatiently tapping at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Geneva. Entitled “Fingers Mk III by Nik Ramage for Laikingland,” it is actually a piece of playful mechanical art. But what else might you use a handy device like this for? Leave your suggestions in the comments.

Wayde van Niekerk wearing a Richard Mille as he wins and sets a new world record in the 400 meter final at Rio 2016

Richard Mille On 4 Athletes’ Wrists At The 2016 Rio Olympics

As a sports fan, I have been keeping track of what’s going on at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. What has really caught my eye thus far is the fact that there have been four athletes wearing a wristwatch while competing in their various events . . . and all four are wearing Richard Mille timepieces.