Editorial

Our In the Metal editorials share first-hand experiences with watches that have been tried and tested by our editors. By contrast, our Point of View articles provide fresh and unique viewpoints regarding certain timepieces, collections or certain developments inside the watch industry. Meanwhile, First Look editorials will give you the facts, as well as points to consider, regarding brand new pieces. Finally, A Closer Look will take things a step further, diving deeper into the details.
Rolex Sub Date vs No Date
Rolex Submariner: Date or No Date – The Ultimate Question

This is not a story about every tiny technical detail of every Submariner reference. This…

Rolex Revision: All Facts And Figures About The Watch Service

While the production of mechanical watches is certainly a challenge in itself, the same can…

A Farewell To Patek Philippe’s 5960

There is good reason behind us dedicating an article to the 5960. For one thing,…

The Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 Alternative Collection

When Patek Philippe first tasked designer Gerald Genta with the creation of the Nautilus, all…

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-010 and 16 Other Models To Be Discontinued

Patek Philippe is discontinuing several models, including the Nautilus 5711/1A-010. Jewellers and authorised retailers are…

A Bold Combination: Panerai Submersible Goldtech Orocarbo – 44 mm – PAM01070

Florentine watch brand Panerai’s Submersible models first surfaced in the late 90s. For more than two decades,…

Tudor Black Bay 58 Black vs Blue
Point of View: Why The Original TUDOR Black Bay 58 Reigns Supreme

The TUDOR Black Bay 58: the Black Bay’s old-school, slightly smaller sibling. Following its introduction…

In The Metal: All Three OMEGA Snoopy Speedmaster Watches

In a feat almost as impressive as Apollo 13, we were able to gather all…

“It’s Only When The Tide Goes Out That You Learn Who’s Been Swimming Naked” – Breitling CEO Georges Kern Looks Back On 2020 (With Live Audio)

The transformation of Breitling over the past three years is, without a doubt, one of…

A Closer Look: 2020 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

A near-fatal diving accident is responsible for Swiss watch manufacture Blancpain’s significant contribution to the…

Swisswatches Magazine 24 Days of Christmas: Top Watches of 2020

While many of us will admittedly be glad to bid farewell to 2020, the watch…

In The Metal: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph and Perpetual Calendar – ‘Ice Blue’ Limited Editions

Earlier this month, we were lucky enough to spend some time with two very special…