Grayson Tighe Zirconium Dong Son fountain pen

Pen Maker Grayson Tighe And Watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin Find Inspiration In Dong Son Drum Art (Archive)

It’s not just the Đông Sơn drum theme of these two quite different collector’s items by watchmaker Peter Speake-Marin and pen maker Grayson Tighe that caught Elizabeth’seye: it was the actual pieces themselves, which were inspired by the indigenous people of the Red River Delta of Vietnam.

Konstantin Chaykin Joker Soccer

FIFA World Cup Of Soccer 2018: Here Are Three High-Scoring Watches Shooting For Goals

In honor of the 2018 FIFA World Cup of Soccer, Sabine Zwettler shares three new “soccer models” that recently caught her eye. And these cover every base and taste as they range through independent watchmaker, smartwatch, and mechanical flyback chronograph.

Heuer Autavia 30 1968-1971 Manual Wind Chronograph page 111 of 'Chasing Time' by Alistair Gibbons

Book Review: ‘Chasing Time’ By Alistair Gibbons, A Compendium Of Vintage Watches

The vintage watch train keeps rolling right along – in great part thanks to enthusiast authors like watchmaker Sébastien Chaulmontet (who co-wrote ‘Chronographs for Collectors’) and vintage forum owner Alistair Gibbons, who has just published a book on vintage watches called ‘Chasing Time.’ Find out much more about the book right here.

The Hublot Antikythera Sunmoon on the author's wrist

The Secret Link Between The FIFA World Cup And The Hublot Antikythera Sunmoon (Archive)

Hublot really has embraced the World Cup with two new models and broad marketing efforts. But the brand has also secretly created a timepiece that could change the game for whoever holds it: as it has the power to predict and influence the future!

Chopard Mille Miglia Racing Colours 2018

Chopard And The Mille Miglia: How An Event Became A Pillar For An Empire Across 30 Years

The Mille Miglia has become part of Chopard’s DNA – to such an extent that the event has not only become one of the nominal pillars of the brand’s collection but an icon in its own right. The Chopard Mille Miglia is one of those chronographs that has obtained a prominent position in its market, with an appeal going far beyond being associated with a high-profile event.

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

Discover in this video how a Geneva symposium’s aim was to explain the indubitable reality of the arrival of synthetic diamonds in the world of watchmaking and to demonstrate how it is possible to differentiate natural from lab-grown stones.

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin: Neon Purple And Guaranteed To Contain No Motorcycle Engine Parts

According to Ken Gargett, there is nothing any gin distiller in Australia makes today that has grabbed attention like Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin. If you are yet to jump on board the gin revolution, this would make for a great start.

Thank you to Richard Mille for organizing the McLaren experience

Driving The McLaren 570s Coupé

Thanks to a recently implemented product strategy for road cars, McLaren has begun making them much more accessible for normal street driving. And the 570s is one of these: a McLaren for non-professional lovers of great cars. Go on a test drive with Elizabeth right here!

Soul you can touch: Philippe Dufour Duality

Behind The Lens: Philippe Dufour Duality (Archive)

For this edition of Behind the Lens, GaryG shares a series of photographs of one of the great watches of our time, the Philippe Dufour Duality. The Duality, with its linked twin escapements, was originally planned for production in a series of 25 watches. In a turn of events that seems almost unbelievable today, a lack of initial demand eventually led Dufour to limit production to just nine pieces.

A very pleased Rafael Nadal with the Ion Tiriac Trophy after winning the 2014 Mutua Madrid Open . Phozo courtesy ATP

Rafael Nadal, The World’s No.1 Tennis Player; The Richard Mille RM 27-01, The World’s Most Expensive Sports Watch; And The Ion Tiriac Trophy, The World’s Most Complicated Tennis Trophy (Archive)

The Mutua Madrid Open is a young tournament; it crowned just its thirteenth winner on May 11, 2014. This winner happens to be world number one Rafael Nadal. And Nadal was wearing an evolution of the groundbreaking ultra-light RM 027. In lightness as in its $690,000 price tag, this watch breaks all kinds of records.