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Montblanc’s Iced Sea Becomes a Collection: Two New Iced Sea Automatic Date And a Deep Diver

Montblanc launched the Iced Sea Collection for the first time in 2022, with dials inspired by the glacial ice of the Mer de Glace in the Mont Blanc massif. A technique called gratté-boisé was used for the first time for…

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Montblanc 1858 The Unveiled Minerva Monopusher Chronograph

At Watches & Wonders 2024, Montblanc is presenting a new 1858 The Unveiled Minerva Monopusher Chronograph, whose movement has not only been built into the case upside down, but can also be fully admired by the wearer from all angles…

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New in 38 mm: Hublot Big Bang Integrated Time Only

The iconic Big Bang from Hublot, with its bold design and integrated bracelet, is appearing for the first time as a 38 mm version at this year’s Watches & Wonders 2024. Previously, there were smaller Big Bang models in 33,…

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The Watchmaking World’s Most Dynamic Duo: Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini

Were it not for a coincidence, Enrico Barbasini would probably be making it big as a musician, like his father, and not in the limelight as one of the most talented watchmakers of our time. Fortunately, a chance encounter gifted…

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Zenith Pilot’s Watches: The Untold Story of the Pilot

Ever since the Wright brothers revolutionised aviation in 1903, watch manufactures have competed to produce the best, most precise, and most functional tool watches for the skies. Given the superlatives with which some manufactures gild themselves today, it is easy…

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First Look: Louis Vuitton Voyager Flying Tourbillon ‘Poinçon de Genève’ Plique-à-jour

In the middle of last year, Jean Arnaud, who is responsible for Louis Vuitton’s watch division, announced a new era for the maison’s iconic Tambour model. The drum-shaped case has been given a contemporary facelift, and the positioning of the…

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Never Stand Still – A Visit to The A. Lange & Söhne Manufacture

We are standing in Glashütte in front of a mileage post from 1734 next to the A. Lange & Söhne manufacture, which signals the distances to the surrounding villages and towns. Back then, the post indicates, it took six hours…

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Ryan Gosling x TAG Heuer Carrera Chronograph – The Hollywood Actor Dons a Unique Piece

Last year, to mark the 60th anniversary of the very first Carrera from TAG Heuer, the watchmaker launched a series of spectacular new products – most notably the Carrera Glassbox Chronograph in gold. 60 years ago, we hadn’t yet been graced with Ryan Gosling’s…

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Piaget Polo 79 – Already The Best Comeback of The Year?

When we published our extensive story on the Piaget Polo almost exactly a year ago, we wondered what the future might hold for this classic watch. Would the horology house ever return to the original design, which differs so very…

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Point of View: How Powerful is LVMH Destined to Become in the Luxury Watch Industry?

The luxury goods group LVMH has just promoted Frédéric Arnault to CEO of the LVMH Watch Division, and Julien Tornare to the new CEO of TAG Heuer, as the group continues to massively expand its competencies in the watch segment.…

Swisswatches 24 Days of Christmas: Top Watches of 2023

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 2023. From anniversary models to world…

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The Ultimate Guide to Breguet’s Type XX Pilot’s Watches

To mark the 70th anniversary of Breguet’s Type XX pilot’s watches, Emmanuel Breguet, the last descendant of company founder Abraham-Louis Breguet, took a good long look at the manufacture’s pioneering work in aviation. His findings soon revealed the important horological…