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

Four (well, really five) Swiss Watch Museums to Visit this Summer

Watch lovers who travel to Switzerland need to know that in addition to great chocolate and exquisite timepieces, the country offers one of the richest histories in watchmaking — and boasts some enviable museums.  Planning a trip over this summer? Don’t miss out on these four great museums — but keep in mind, there are…

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Inside Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Rare Handcrafts Atelier (Dial Painting, Gem Setting, Technology)

It isn’t every day one gets to visit one of the top-tier Manufactures — but I have been lucky enough to visit Jaeger-LeCoultre twice in one year.  The brand, tucked away in the village of Le Sentier, Switzerland, has a rich history of watchmaking and innovative pioneering that sets it apart from most others and flags it…

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Hands On with an Enviable Bovet 1822 Fleurier Custom-Painted Watch

Every once in a while, we — who see countless numbers of watches each year — are stopped in our tracks by something truly special. Mind you, Bovet 1822 makes  a habit of stopping me in my tracks, but this particular watch stole my heart, too.  This absolutely enviable custom-made Bovet  hand-painted Fleurier watch is one…

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Was the New Panerai PAM578 Titanium Tourbillon Special Edition Really a 3D Printed Watch?

Just last month, our colleagues over at Panerai Central  — who cover everything  Panerai in brilliant style — wrote about the brand’s use of what  3-dimensional printing for the most recently released PAM578 Titanium Tourbillon Special Edition. Three-dimensional printing has made a big impact in  the watch industry over the past few years, but in this newest…

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How Complicated Watchmaking Transcends Time Thanks to Breakthrough Thinking

Watch pundits of today often lament that all we create in watches now are throwback references to the past.  In fact, today’s watchmaking complications – freely defined as anything additional on a timepiece above and beyond the “simple” time indication – not only reflect the mechanical genius of generations ago, but also – and more…

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Don’t Miss The Luxury of Time Exhibition at the MET, NY, Now

The New Year is filled with grand surprises and for watch lovers and historian buffs of time – If you are planning to visit the Big Apple anytime soon — you will love this one.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET) has a huge display recently installed that will have you marveling. The Luxury of Time:…

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