Chronograph

Omega’s Pivotal New Pieces: Making its Mark as an Haute Horlogerie Watchmaker

Omega is known for its moonwalking Speedmaster, deep-diving Seamaster and sporty, elegant Aqua Terra. Stylish, historic, reliable: that’s the best way to sum up Omega. But the brand is also known for having produced several significant technologies in the watch industry. With the industrial…

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Never-Changing Values: A 911 Targa From 1972 And a Matching Unique Piece From Porsche Design

In this world, markets regulate the price – but they cannot always reflect the true value of a product. This is probably going to be the case starting from November 29, when, as part of Sotheby’s Luxury Week, something extraordinary…

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Made of Steel: Wempe Glashütte I/SA Iron Walker

When Wempe introduced its new watch line Iron Walker two years ago, it aroused our curiosity. Until then, our main interest had steadfastly been in precision mechanics from Swiss manufactures, but with the steel Iron Walker and its integrated straps,…

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Castles, Diamonds, and Sustainability: Breitling’s Super Chronomat Automatic 38

Editor Catherine Bishop discovers the timepieces setting new standards for the Swiss watch industry; gains insights from Breitling’s Global Head of Sustainability into the company’s lab-grown diamonds; and recounts a trip to a castle with new Breitling envoy, Hereditary Princess…

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Louis Vuitton’s Ascension From High Fashion to Horological Heaven

In order to understand this article as a watch enthusiast or a collector: forget the Louis Vuitton stereotype. Forget the queues going round the corner and burly bouncers at the door. Forget the logo. We are here to understand the…

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Vacheron Constantin’s Traditionnelle Collection: The Highlights

Vacheron Constantin, the oldest watch manufacture to be in continuous production, celebrates its 267th anniversary in 2022 – and its Traditionnelle collection is the embodiment of the company’s long-standing tradition. The Traditionnelle line skilfully expresses the sophisticated principles of 18th-century…

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The new Porsche Design Chronograph 1 – 911 Dakar and 911 Dakar Rally Design Edition in Titanium Carbide

Something is brewing on the horizon in the sandy desert of Dakar – is it a mirage? No, it’s the unmistakable curves of a Porsche, still clear through the sandstorm. But this is not just any Porsche speeding through the…

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Live from Los Angeles: The Olympic 1932 Chrono Chime and the Speedmaster Chrono Chime

With the Olympic 1932 Chrono Chime and the Speedmaster Chrono Chime, Omega launched two evocative timepieces yesterday in Los Angeles. Both watches carry a high degree of historical heritage. Swisswatches was in attendance, reporting live from LA for this milestone…

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In The Metal: The New Patek Philippe Reference 5811 – And Two Other Nautilus Variations

It’s back. A familiar sight, yet different in many ways. Slightly larger, significantly bolder, and certainly radiant. But before we take a closer look at the Reference 5811, the relaunch of the ultimate Nautilus longed for by so many, and…

The newest version is always best, right? Patek Philippe: Latest News

They love watches and make no secret of it: get to know our horology enthusiasts Philippe and Alexander in conversation.  Alexander: If we were talking about another, less desirable brand, we might point out that these new products were presented…

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Marking The Milestones: 20 Years Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept And a Brand New Concept for 2022

‘Rule number one’, declares Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henry Bennahmias, ‘Is that the Royal Oak Concept is not your first watch.’ Often described as a ‘spaceship watch’, it stands out for its thick, recognisable, and always balanced architecture. The horology house…

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Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph: Now in Rosegold And Black Ceramic

Audemars Piguet is introducing a new variant of the Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph. The watch combines complicated mechanics with an open dial and a case in rose gold and black ceramic for the first time. The new model…