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.
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The Rise of The Cartier Crash

Collecting is certainly more of a journey than a destination as tastes, among other things, change over time. One thing which changes significantly, yet is scarcely talked about, is the underlying motive for making a purchase. At the beginning, starting…

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LVMH Watch Week: Talking Strategy With The CEOs

The fifth LVMH Watch Week, which took place in Miami from January 28 to February 1, was proof of LVMH’s ambition to become ever more influential in the watch sector, in which it is now the fourth largest power after…

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F.P.Journe’s lineSport Collection: When Ambition Meets Zeitgeist

Geneva is the city of watchmaking, and many of the largest and best-known watch manufactures in the region have long opted to confine their points of sale to the city centre. F.P. Journe, however, is different. Located in a historic…

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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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The Wempe Iron Walker Bicolor Proves How Stylish Two-tone Can Be

With 35 international branches and around 800 employees, luxury watch and jewellery retailer Wempe is one of the largest of its kind. Given its size, it’s no surprise that the retailer also sells its own creations in order to save…

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Point of View: Why The Breitling Chronomat Automatic 36 Victoria Beckham Will, Indeed, Spice Up Your Life

It’s been 16 years since Victoria Beckham launched her eponymous clothing line. Now, in 2024, the Victoria Beckham brand is a key fixture at Fashion Week, offering playful blends of masculine and feminine tailoring alongside unfailingly sophisticated designs. What better…

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An Introduction to Independent Watchmakers: Who to Watch Out For – Part 1

To those relatively new to watches, the term ‘independent’ can often appear to be thrown around like a cheap joke on Christmas Day, making them wonder what on earth the term actually means? Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet are privately…

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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.…

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Porsche Design Custom-built Timepieces: Watchmaking of Tomorrow

Despite iconic watch models in their 51-year history, many collectors and connoisseurs of fine mechanics do not necessarily associate Porsche Design with the term ‘watch manufacturer’. And yet Porsche Design’s Swiss subsidiary, Porsche Design Timepieces AG, is currently developing something…

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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50 Years Wempe Weinstrasse: A Conversation With Its Managing Director, Marc Autmaring

The Wempe branch on Munich’s Weinstrasse has been an integral part of the city for half a century, and has been managed by Marc Autmaring since 2009. Over the past 14 years, the engaging and determined manager has succeeded in…

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Master of Materials: Uncovering Rado’s Deep Connection to Ceramics

‘Born to dare’, ‘Don’t crack under pressure’, ‘Live for greatness’ – every brand has a mantra by which it defines itself. Swiss watch manufacture Rado, aka the self-proclaimed ‘Master of Materials’, stands by the words: ‘If we can imagine it, we can make it. And if we can make it, we…