4 Watches Perfect For A Horological Detox From Nomos, Hermès, Chopard, and Zenith

A horological detox means going back to simplicity. Just the basics: time-only, preferably in a stainless steel case and fitted with a strap, not overly thick or large, and dial functional in design. These are not attention-grabbing watches, but the perfect choice to start the new year with.

Zenith El Primero circa 1969 on the wrist

Exceptional Movements In History: Zenith El Primero – Reprise

Loved the world over by collectors and watch brands alike, the Zenith El Primero has been keeping the world on time since 1969. And Rolex choosing to use the movement was high praise for Zenith indeed. The El Primero is still considered an exceptional chronograph to this day, and watchmaker Aston Tracy explains why.

The enticing Breguet Classique Chronométrie Reference 7727

Top 5 Least Useful Horological Complications (And Why They Are Still Awesome)

In the real world, some complications are pretty useless. And that’s not saying they aren’t cool. Here Joshua Munchow runs through his top 5 most useless complications and why they are simultaneously useless and cool.

50 Years Of Automatic Chronographs And The Recent Debuts From Zenith, TAG Heuer, And Seiko Commemorating The Milestone Invention(s)

1969 marked the introduction of the world’s first self-winding chronographs. These were presented by Zenith with its El Primero, Seiko with the 5 Speedtimer, and an illustrious group consisting of Breitling, Heuer/Leonidas, and Hamilton/Büren, with the Chronomatic Caliber 11. Sabine Zwettler takes us through the history and looks at three of the latest-generation commemorative automatic chronographs by these early pioneers.

Zenith Defy El Primero Double Tourbillon: Partnering For Perfection (Plus Video)

Stunning and technically fantastic says Joshua Munchow of the Zenith Defy El Primero Double Tourbillon. Based around a previous technical achievement from LVMH sibling brand TAG Heuer, the Defy El Primero Double Tourbillon is the best of two worlds married into a seriously winning combination. Find out why here!

Zenith Defy Inventor

Zenith Defy Inventor: Experimental Compliant Tech Goes Into Serial Watch Production

Zenith’s Defy Inventor includes successful implementation of Zenith’s futuristic compliant component which offers insensitivity to temperature, gravity, and magnetic fields as well as no need for lubrication. It may even help change how mechanical watches are viewed and made. This is some futuristic stuff!

Patek Philippe Reference 5524R Calatrava Travel Time

3 Vintage-Inspired Pilot’s Watches For The Serious (And Less Serious) Aviator From Patek Philippe, Zenith, And Breitling

Pilot’s watches rank among the most successful of all watch genres, owing their strong popularity to an unmistakable design with an instrument-like look resulting from over 100 years of history as a technical aid in the cockpit. Modern pilot’s watches still exude this spirit of adventure and audacity, and here are three prime examples from 2018.

Zenith El Primero circa 1969 on the wrist

Exceptional Movements In History: Zenith El Primero

Loved the world over by collectors and watch brands alike, the Zenith El Primero has been keeping the world on time since 1969. And Rolex choosing to use the movement was high praise for Zenith indeed. The El Primero is still considered an exceptional chronograph to this day, watchmaker Aston Tracy explains why.

Zenith Defy Zero G in red gold on red gold bracelet

Zenith Defy Zero G: A Lesson In Miniaturization

The 2018 Zenith Defy Zero G miniaturizes in an astonishing manner: this is a next-generation watch coming a nice round ten years after the original Defy Xtreme Zero G was introduced in 2008.

Zenith Defy Lab on the wrist

The Zenith Defy Lab Highlights Technology That Could Change Future Watchmaking

With the Defy Lab, Zenith has introduced its version of compliant silicon components that may well be set to change the future of watchmaking.