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.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Perpetual Calendar: First Of Its Kind

The perpetual calendar: a historic mechanism that dates back as early as 1695, first appearing within a clock. But it was the renowned watchmaker Thomas Mudge who first put it onto the wristwatch map, creating a perpetual calendar movement for…

The New Breitling Navitimer Anniversary Watches – The Return of a Familiar Logo

The Navitimer from Breitling is turning 70! Originally conceived as a tool watch with which pilots could still perform flight calculations using a completely analogue system, it has advanced over the years and, since its time on the wrists of…

In The Metal: The Power of the TUDOR Black Bay 58 Bronze

Bronze was the first alloy to ever be used by humans. It was discovered in the Middle East around 3500 BC, hence the name that ensued soon after: the ‘Bronze Age’. It seems that in the watch world at least,…

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Born to Dare: TUDOR And The World Surf League’s Tow Surfing Challenge 2022

Full disclosure – prior to being invited to the World Surf League’s Tow Surfing Competition in Nazaré, central Portugal, I knew nothing about surfing. Coming from the orange brick suburbs of North London, I’d never really watched surfing out at…

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Guitarist John McLaughlin and his ravishingly attractive LeCoultre

Upon attending the Only Watch Preview in Monaco, guitarist legend John McLaughlin suddenly crosses our path. What on earth is one of the best guitarists in the world doing at such a specific, specialised event? We discover that not only…

In The Metal: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Black Ceramic 34 mm

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Black Ceramic 34 mm: it’s a watch that trends on social media, enjoys demand and discussion, and consequently gets its own article on pretty much every watch publication. We are also keen to get…

Porsche Design and the Chronograph 1 – Back to the Future

To understand the legend that is Porsche, it is worth looking at the world through a child’s eyes. For example, the three-year-old son of a couple who are friends of mine, who cheers “Porsche!” every single time he sees a…

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…

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…

Full Speed Ahead: The Richard Mille RM 029 Le Mans Classic

Incredible watches are characterised by the fact that they display much more than just the current time. In the best cases, they also say something about the zeitgeist in the world. It would not an exaggeration to say that the Richard Mille…