A look at the world’s watch brands, their newest timepieces, brand ambassadors, events and news – by brand.

Watches Made from Guns: Introducing the 18-karat Gold Fonderie 47 Inversion Principle 2 Turns Turmoil into Time

By Ryan Walsh Breaking new product that also has a valuable human-asset side is not always easy. But Fonderie 47 now releases its 18-karat gold version of a very important watch. It was about five years ago, that a young company called Fonderie 47 created a watch unlike any other timepiece on the market. Like…

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Hautlence Watches: 10 Years and Counting – Introducing the Invictus Morphos Chronograph with Eric Cantona

By Isaac Wingold For quite some time, the most highly revered names in the watchmaking industry were those of brands established long ago, and with rich histories. Over the past 20 years, emerging brands have defied this notion, by showing that greatness can be obtained over a short period of time. One brand that most…

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Tutima Watches — Born Anew in Glashutte

Since 1927, Tutima has been crafting some of the finest watches in history for military and professional sports use. By 1941, the brand was creating sophisticated Flieger Chronographs – a tradition it continues today thanks to the collapse of the Berlin Wall. Tutima is a family owned and operated company based in Glashutte that has…

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The Epitome of German Horology: A. Lange & Sohne

By Gordon Henderson With the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 and the official reunification of East and West Germany in January of 1990, the reestablishment of East German business was paramount. For Walter Lange, the great grandson of Ferdinand Adolf Lange, the demise of the wall was a great opportunity to revive…

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Affordable Watches: Germany’s Nomos and the Zurich Welzeit

By Gordon Henderson This week, as we continue our exploration of German watch brands, we talk a little about affordability. For the most part, the bulk of the horology community is obsessive about details. Possessing characteristics similar to the Maven in Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point, they are information specialists who relish in sharing details with…

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A Look at the Re-emergence of Germany’s Watchmaking World

By Gordon Henderson We can all agree that the Berlin Wall was a bad idea. We can also say that the collapse of the wall, the end of communist Germany and the reunification of East and West German were good ideas. Looking at Germany post Berlin Wall the progress the united nation has made is…

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