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.
24 Hours with: Rolex at the CHIO, Aachen

Funnily enough, horses used to terrify me. They seemed erratic and volatile. Walking through my local park, the lush green Englischer Garten in Munich, I would veer away mistrustfully to avoid the police horses trotting through. It wasn’t until a…

Chopard Alpine Eagle: Flying Tourbillon and Chrono XL

From gracing the pages of Vogue to being flashed on Jennifer Anniston’s wrist in The Morning Show, the Chopard Alpine Eagle soared onto the watch scene back in 2019. Now, in 2022, attention-grabbing additions to the line are appearing in the form of the Chrono…

Breitling Heralds A New Era With The Superocean Line

If one were to scour the Breitling website for the Superocean collection today, only the latest models, recently launched on grand scale, would surface. All of the older models – with the exception of the Heritage Superocean models – are nowhere to…

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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…

Watches To Watch: Certina DS-2 Powermatic 80

This one almost slipped through our fingers. In the shadow of many huge product launches, it’s easy to overlook a few new models from quieter – but by no means less important –manufacturers. Certina, a brand belonging to the Swatch…

A Closer Look: Chopard L.U.C Full Strike Trilogy – The First Sapphire Crystal Watch to Bear the Geneva Seal

A manufacturer of Swiss watches, leather goods and jewellery, Chopard enjoys a reputation for its elegant products. However, a certain game-changer elevated the company to new heights of watchmaking in 2016 with the introduction of Chopard’s very first minute repeater.…

Catching Up with Piaget CEO Benjamin Comar

At Watches & Wonders 2022, Swisswatches caught up with Piaget CEO Benjamin Comar to discuss all things Piaget – from ultra-thin watches to the gender-specific watch debate, to what he describes as his ‘COVID-19 babies’. During your childhood, it is…

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In The Metal: The Secret Behind The Cartier Masse Mystérieuse

One of the true deities of French Haute Joaillerie, luxury goods house Cartier, has been revered for its tradition, elegance, and class since its founding in 1847. It is also known for its watches, from the dainty Tank to the…

Life Inside Tudor’s New Hamburg Boutique

Swisswatches recently headed over to Hamburg in order to see and celebrate the official launch of Tudor’s second ever mono-brand boutique. Our editor Catherine Bishop reports back on what the space has to offer Tudor clients from far and wide.…

A Blast From The Past: The Chronograph 911 Sport Classic From Porsche Design

Looking back at the past with a sense of longing, yet always pushing forwards – that seems to be a part of human nature. Whether in fashion or art, architecture or engineering, both factors drive us in life. But when…

W&W 2022: Panerai CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué Introduces Swisswatches to The New Submersible QuarantaQuattro 44 mm

At this year’s Watches & Wonders 2022, Panerai’s CEO Jean-Marc Pontroué sat down with Swisswatches to introduce us to his company’s “Submersible QuarantaQuattro” diving watch. Its name already reveals that the models come with a new case diameter of 44…

W&W 2022: TUDOR Highlights

TUDOR is introducing an array of novelties at this year’s Watches & Wonders. One very important piece is an outgoing watch christened the Black Bay Pro. Other new models come in the form of a bicolour Black Bay GMT and…