Catherine Bishop

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24 Hours in Paris: Celebrating 90 Years of The Reverso With Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO Catherine Rénier

Thomas Jefferson once said ‘A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of life.‘ Yet I found that I didn’t need to take a walk. At Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso Stories Exhibition, a ten-second trot from…

Year Of The Tourbillon: The Story Of Abraham-Louis Breguet, The Man Who Defied Gravity

Once upon a time, in the mid-eighteenth century, there lived a watchmaker named Abraham-Louis Breguet. Born in the quiet, misty medieval lakeside Swiss town of Neuchâtel (then a Prussian municipality), he grew up beneath the shadow of an ancient 12th century…

Swisswatches Magazine 24 Days of Christmas: Top Watches of 2021

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 2021. From horological giant OMEGA to…

In The Metal: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 43 mm With Manufacture Calibre 4401

“Ergonomic: [adjective] relating to or designed for efficiency and comfort in the working environment.” This is the definition for the word “ergonomic”; a buzz word at Audemars Piguet this year, since the Swiss horology house introduced its all-new Royal Oak…

The Most Expensive Patek Philippe Wristwatches of All Time

Patek Philippe watches are never cheap – but just how expensive can they get? We took a journey back through time to uncover the most expensive Patek Philippe wristwatches ever to sell at auction. Let’s climb our way up the…

A Closer Look: The Tonda PF, Parmigiani Fleurier CEO’s Proudest Achievement

When it comes to expanding Parmigiani Fleurier’s clientele, it seems it’s not all about fast and furious growth. Recently installed CEO Guido Terreni, leading the manufacture since the start of 2021, evidently prides himself upon creating a customer base that…

Panerai Ambassador Mike Horn: Living Life On The Edge

What is the point of a brand ambassador? To encapsulate the essence of a brand. Represent its values. Inspire others. These are all things that Panerai brand ambassador, Mike Horn, is certainly capable of – alongside much more. Over the…

Point of View: Comparing the Ladies’ Breitling Superocean, Navitimer, and Chronomat

Breitling has been enjoying a new lease of life since mid-2017, under the new leadership of Georges Kern. His manufacture doesn’t simply offer a diverse array of models for the sake of wide-reaching popularity. Yet a broad appeal is exactly…

The Most Expensive Rolex Wristwatches Of All Time

Rolex is the most well-known and revered horology house on the planet. Owning a Rolex is the ultimate symbol of prosperity in the western world. But just how much wealth do these watches actually involve? It’s time to discover the…

A Watch of Wonders: The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième

Some watches simply command respect. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Tribute Nonantième is one such watch. The horology house’s Reverso model is always sleek, suave, and attractive. This unconventional piece, however, takes high watchmaking to a whole new level. Area of expertise:…

Every James Bond OMEGA Watch Worn By 007

Has Bond always worn OMEGA? Ever since the release of Dr. No in 1962, James Bond has both thrilled us and gained our admiration – as have his many watches. Seiko, Hamilton, Rolex, Breitling, and Heuer (as TAG Heuer was…

First Look: Vacheron Constantin Overseas “Everest” Chronograph and Dual Time Limited Editions

A 60 million year-old mountain, growing a quarter of an inch every year. Temperatures of minus 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius) and winds of 200 miles per hour (320 km/h). Known by its Nepalese neighbours as Sagarmatha (meaning “mother…