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.
Breitling’s New Super AVI Collection (plus Boutique Edition)

Following the launch of the AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-Edition in 2020, Breitling is now introducing the new Super AVI watch line, a larger version with a case diameter of 46 mm. The five new models pay homage to 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…

The Final Interview With George Daniels

Foreword by Joern Frederic Kengelbach Where do the boundaries of feasibility lie? Who pushes these boundaries? How many parts of a mechanical watch, in this age of computerised production, are truly made by hand? Every collector with a love of…

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:…

The Very Best of Breguet’s Legendary Pilot’s Watches Type 20 and Type XX (XXI, XXII)

Exactly 100 years ago, in the year 1921, Louis Charles Breguet shared his ambitious vision to introduce airplanes that could reach an altitude of up to 13,500 meters and complete the distance from Paris to New York within six hours.…

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…

IWC’s Mark XII and Pilot’s Watch: An Ode To Possibly The Most Beautiful Everyday Watch of All Time

To crown a timepiece “the most beautiful everyday watch of all time” is of course entirely based on personal taste, and there really have to be several strong arguments in its favour. From aesthetics, design, wearability and readability to history,…

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…

Interview With Laurent Perves, CMO & International Commercial Director Vacheron Constantin

Laurent Perves has a lot of topics to manage at Vacheron Constantin, from shopping experience and customer service to product design, innovation and communication. On top of that, he has recently been appointed International Sales Director, and is also responsible…