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Journey with Jaeger-LeCoultre: Reverso Timeless Stories Pop-Up

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s manufacture is tucked away in the lush green Vallée du Joux. Yet this November, the horology house went mobile with a new pop-up, starting its journey in the alpine city of Munich, Germany. Lasting almost two weeks from November…

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The new Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and 911 Dakar Rally Design Edition in Titanium Carbide

Something is brewing on the horizon in the sandy desert of Dakar – is it a mirage? No, it’s the unmistakable curves of a Porsche, still clear through the sandstorm. But this is not just any Porsche speeding through the…

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk: Update for The Digital Watch

The Glashütte manufacture is presenting a new generation of the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk. The watch with mechanical digital display was launched in 2009 and is, 13 years later, receiving its first update. The timepiece is now available in…

Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar: Two Sides of The Same Coin

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Duoface Calendar has a reversible case that houses two dials. The main dial offers a full calendar with moon phases, while the back features a second time zone with day/night display. The watch appears in stainless…

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Germany’s First Rolex Boutique Reopens in Berlin

The first Rolex boutique in Germany opened in 2009 at Number 184 on Kurfürstendamm in Berlin, together with its long-standing partner jeweller Wempe. After several months of renovation, the boutique is making its comeback, shining in new splendour. Wempe was…

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Live from Los Angeles: The Olympic 1932 Chrono Chime and the Speedmaster Chrono Chime

With the Olympic 1932 Chrono Chime and the Speedmaster Chrono Chime, Omega launched two evocative timepieces yesterday in Los Angeles. Both watches carry a high degree of historical heritage. Swisswatches was in attendance, reporting live from LA for this milestone…

Editorials

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Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle Collection: The Highlights

Vacheron Constantin, the oldest active watch manufacture that has been producing without interruption, celebrates its 267th anniversary in 2022. The Traditionnelle collection is the embodiment of this long-standing tradition. It skilfully expresses the sophisticated principles of 18th-century Geneva Haute Horlogerie…

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Lunch with Piaget CEO Benjamin Comar

Benjamin Comar has been CEO of Piaget since 2021 and is responsible not only for a whole range of highly complex watches, but also for extravagant jewellery. For although the manufacture originally started out as a supplier of watch movements,…

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Atelier For Unique Pieces: Paying A Visit To Vacheron Constantin

Being at the top is always nice, of course. But here, with such famous names as Piaget, Rolex, Harry Winston and Patek Philippe as neighbours, it is just as delightful to be at the bottom. Only physically, of course, on…

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A Closer Look: The Fascinating Richard Mille RM UP-01 Ferrari

In watchmaking, one of the most supreme disciplines of all is the creation of complex calibres within a height of only a few millimetres. Inspired by a fascination of reducing the size of cases and movements, watchmakers manage to dream…

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In The Metal: The New Patek Philippe Reference 5811 – And Two Other Nautilus Variations

It’s back. A familiar sight, yet different in many ways. Slightly larger, significantly bolder, and certainly radiant. But before we take a closer look at the Reference 5811, the relaunch of the ultimate Nautilus longed for by so many, and…

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In the Metal: Roger Dubuis Knights of the Round Table Overview and 2022 Editions

We have all heard of King Arthur, whose name conjures up an early medieval world of knights, magicians, and damsels in distress. Most importantly for us, though, is his famed inner circle: the noble Knights of the Round Table. It is to this knightly fellowship that ever-creative…

Manufacture

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Atelier For Unique Pieces: Paying A Visit To Vacheron Constantin

Being at the top is always nice, of course. But here, with such famous names as Piaget, Rolex, Harry Winston and Patek Philippe as neighbours, it is just as delightful to be at the bottom. Only physically, of course, on…

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A Journey Through The Zenith Manufacture in Le Locle

Anyone who leaves school at the age of 9 is either clearly not suited to academia, or has already realised what their calling is. George Favre-Bulle must have been a visionary even as a child, because he had bigger plans…

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Sculptors of Time: Greubel Forsey Atelier

Back in 2004, Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey founded the Greubel Forsey watch brand. In 2007, the two watchmakers bought an old 17th-century farmhouse and converted it into an atelier, where they now combine traditional craftsmanship with modern Haute Horlogerie…

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Jaquet Droz Manufacture – Where Birds Never Stop Singing

Christian Lattmann already waits in the manufacture’s entrance as we arrive in La Chaux-de-Fonds. The brand’s CEO welcomes us in such a heartfelt way, as if we had been long-time friends of the Maison. It all feels so familiar, not…

CEO Talks

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Lunch with Piaget CEO Benjamin Comar

Benjamin Comar has been CEO of Piaget since 2021 and is responsible not only for a whole range of highly complex watches, but also for extravagant jewellery. For although the manufacture originally started out as a supplier of watch movements,…

Lunch With: Mido CEO Franz Linder
Lunch With: Mido CEO Franz Linder

Franz Linder has been president of the watch brand Mido, which is part of the Swatch Group, ever since 2002. In the watch industry, that’s a hell of a long time to stay at the helm of a single brand.…

Lunch With: Parmigiani Fleurier CEO Guido Terreni

Guido Terreni has been at the helm of Parmigiani Fleurier since the beginning of last year. In this industry, which tends to refer to decades or even centuries of tradition and experience, this is ultimately only a blink of an…

Lunch With: Frederique Constant Managing Director Niels Eggerding

Niels Eggerding has been with Frederique Constant for almost ten years. He experienced the both time before and after the company’s takeover by the Japanese Citizen Group. As of 2018, he has been Managing Director of the Swiss watch brand,…

Lunch with: Greubel Forsey Co-Founder Stephen Forsey

When genius and madness come together in watchmaking, Greubel Forsey is the place to be. While some people feel satisfied once they have understood the fundamental principles of a mechanical three-hand watch, even the most complex complications cannot really challenge…

Collector's Choice

Collector’s Choice: A Day In The Life of Kristian Haagen

Kristian Haagen is a self-described “Barbour-wearing, ’67 Series 2A owning, middle-aged watch collector” with eight published books under his belt to date. To the rest of the watch community, Haagen is a renowned Danish photojournalist, collector and auction house consultant.…

George Glasgow Jr: Gentlemen’s Style

Respected as a man, gentleman, and businessman, George Glasgow Junior is the mastermind behind George Cleverley, the renowned shoemaker of Old Bond Street’s Royal Arcade. But George’s style extends far beyond bespoke shoes; he is also the proud and passionate…

The Watch Alchemist: @mochi_watches

When he received his university tuition fees and a few months of rent from his family in advance, he invested it in an OMEGA Speedmaster watch. Fortunately, his application for a scholarship was granted, and his education and accommodation were…

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With A Penchant For Independence: @thehoracle

Having lived on the West Coast his entire life, it’s not surprising, that his first watch was a Nixon, the epitome of a surf watch. As nobody in his family was ever interested in watches and he never inherited a…

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Rendezvous With Charlie Sheen: @bzabodyn214

Who can actually claim to have owned a watch from a Hollywood icon? When @bzabodyn214 bought his Patek Philippe Aquanaut 5065A from a local dealer, some research quickly revealed that the original owner was none other than Charlie Sheen and…

Guides

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Pushing the Boundaries of Watchmaking: Patek Philippe Advanced Research

Looking closely at the remarkably innovative spirit of Patek Philippe, one comes to the conclusion that the slogan of the Geneva-based manufacture should be “Vorsprung durch Technik” (or in English, “Innovation through technology”), Audi’s catchy mantra. But the horology house’s…

Breguet Boutique Düsseldorf

Swisswatches is delighted to present the watch community with our very first ‘Boutique Travel Guide’. In this new segment, we will share not only the very best watch boutiques in town, but also the other most exciting things available in…

The Ultimate Guide to The Patek Philippe Nautilus

Why Three Hands And Steel Is Just The Beginning See how you were drawn towards this article? Of course you were – everyone is. No matter whether a collector, new customer, horology expert, or simply here for the ride, everyone…

All You Need To Know About The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

The Rolex Daytona is one of the most revered models in the world, but why? We are here to answer all of the questions you ever had when it comes to the most famous chronograph of all time. Where it…