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A Cartier Classic: A Fresh Face For The Tank Française

From Claudia Schiffer to Cartier’s ambassador Rami Malek, Cartier’s Tank Française has long been a staple for many a fan of the Tank. Nevertheless, after peacefully existing at the company for the past 20 years, Cartier is now giving a…

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The Omega Speedmaster Super Racing with Spirate System

Omega has become something of a talking point in the industry recently. Last year, the company unveiled the most spectacular movement in its history, the Calibre 1932. Marking the world’s first calibre to combine an integrated chronograph and a minute…

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Richard Mille RM 66 Flying Tourbillon

Richard Mille is introducing a brand new limited edition – and it’s like nothing we have seen before. Taking its inspiration from the rock ‘n roll lifestyle of the 1960s, the RM 66 Flying Tourbillon from Richard Mille is surely…

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LVMH Watch Week 2023: Zenith Highlights

Launching an array of new pieces at LVMH Watch Week, Swiss manufacture Zenith is getting creative this year as it extends its DEFY Skyline watch options. The horology house also introduces the world to its very first 41 mm DEFY…

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LVMH Watch Week 2023: TAG Heuer Highlights

The year 2023 has barely begun yet the first trade fair, LVMH Watch Week, is already underway – and with it come many innovations that are worth discussing in more detail. The fourth edition of LVMH Watch Week will take…

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LVMH Watch Week 2023: Hublot Highlights

Hublot is presenting three very special timepieces at this year’s LVMH Watch Week in Singapore, all of which break with old conventions. From a transparent neon-coloured case and a watch helping to protect the rhinoceros to a new edition of…

Editorials

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Remarkable Times: Jaeger-LeCoultre Launches The Collectibles

Surely no horology house has ever entered into the vintage watch business in such a charming way: Jaeger-LeCoultre is introducing The Collectibles, a watch ‘Bible’ featuring its 17 most important models, dedicated primarily to the manufacture’s collectors. But that’s not…

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From Los Angeles to San Francisco with the Porsche Design 1919 Globetimer UTC and the Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

A travel story in a watch magazine? I admit, this article deviates somewhat from our ‘norm’ – but with good reason. In October 2022, Porsche and Porsche Design provided me with two products of their best luxury technology, the Porsche…

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A Manufacture With Momentum: Paying a Visit to Parmigiani Fleurier

Can a watch manufacture become any more sovereign than this? The soon-to-be-instated King Charles III of England is the owner of a Parmigiani Fleurier. King Charles has long worn the watch, but now, as a prince becomes a king, his…

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Swisswatches 24 Days of Christmas: Top Watches of 2022

It’s been another extraordinary year for us all, and the watch world is no exception. That is why the Swisswatches team sat down once more to comprise a list of our top watches of 2022. From anniversary models to world…

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Vacheron Constantin’s Historiques Collection: The Highlights

‘Belle Haute Horlogerie’ encapsulates what Vacheron Constantin has stood for ever since its founding in 1755: the pursuit of watchmaking in its highest form and the commitment to continually perpetuate the knowledge and know-how gathered by generations of master watchmakers.…

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In The Metal: Panerai Luminor Due Luna

Editor Catherine Bishop takes the new Panerai Luminor Due Luna editions for a spin. The watches mark the first time that the Luminor Due has integrated a complication – and what better way to start than with a moonphase? New…

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,…

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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…