Tutorials and educational guides and information about watches and how they work, or about what you need to know about a watch.

Hands On: Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 10 World Premier

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 10,

I have long been a fan of the Histoire de Tourbillon series by Harry Winston. Begun in 2009 to really showcase the tourbillon escapement (a device that compensates for errors in timekeeping due to the effects of gravity on the wrist when it is in certain positions), the Histoire de Tourbillon series of watches have…

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What You Need To Know About Shock Resistant Watches

shock resistant watches

As people lead more active lifestyles, shock resistance is an important factor with top watches. As such, certain watch brands are creating timepieces that are ever more resilient and can withstand the shock of being dropped or otherwise being subjected to outside forces. In order for a watch to be shock resistant, the movement, and particularly…

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A Basic Guide To How Mother of Pearl Dials Are Made

Sowind Mother of pearl dial disks being readied for work. Photo by patriceschreyer.com. Many watches today feature mother-of-pearl dials. These shimmering orbs offer a  classic and elegant appeal. However,  mother of pearl is brittle and ultra thin when used as a dial, and breakage can easily occur. Here we take a quick look at how these…

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Horological Society of New York Teams With British Watch Institute For Traveling Education

HSNY

In a big move, two of the world’s oldest horological organizations are joining forces to teach horology classes in ​London​ later this summer.   The ​Horological Society of New York​ ​(HSNY), founded in 1866, and the ​British Horological Institute​ (BHI), founded in 1858, are making history with their first partnership to advance the art and…

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Meet The $156,000 MB&F Legacy Machine 2 In Vivid Blue

MB&F

It was six years ago in 2013 that MB&F unveiled its first Legacy Machine No.2, which included a model crafted in 18-karat rose gold. Now, the brand unveils its second rose gold LM2 — this time with a stunning blue dial. The LM2 Red Gold Blue will be the last LM2 to be crafted in…

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Armin Strom Unveils Masterpiece 2, World’s First Of Its Kind

world first Armin Strom

Independent Swiss watch brand Armin Strom has been making incredible strides in the 300-year journey to perfect resonance. Now, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary of the Manufacture in Bern, the brand unveils a world-first timepiece chocked with technology and watchmaking mastery: the Minute Repeater Resonance Masterpiece 2  by Armin Strom. The technically complex watch marks…

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