Hands-on and in-depth reviews of timepieces.

Trend Report: Aviator Watches

IWC Big Pilot’s watchCall them what you want, aviator watches, pilot watches, aeronautical instrument watches – it doesn’t really matter. What does matter is that aviator watches are easily one of the most important genre of timepieces on the market today thanks to so many technological developments in shock resistances, antimagnetic cases and precision excellence,…

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Weekend Sojourn: Great Reading – Coming Soon

New AP book It was in 1875 that Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet founded Audemars Piguet in Le Brassus in the Swiss Jura.  Today, almost 1,000 people in Switzerland and around the world work for AP.  A new book, Audemars Piguet, et cie, celebrates this legendary brand and recalls the passion for fine…

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Around the World: A. Lange & Sohne Watches — The Making of Masterpieces

A few weeks ago, after traveling to Glashutte, Germany, for a behind-the-scenes tour of the A. Lange & Sohne workshops, we brought you a look at some of the timepieces from the brand and a little history of this original Saxony region company (founded in 1845). What we didn’t get the chance to show you…

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Off the Cuff: Alpina Watches – Extreme Diver 1000 Meters

For the past month, I, along with both my husband and my nearly 17-year-old son, have been alternatively wearing the Alpina Extreme Diver 1000 meters watch. We have been sharing this dive watch on our different adventures. I, naturally, needed to experiment with and wear and son, however, are the avid ocean-goers, with my son…

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Weekend Sojourn: Orbita Watch Winders Team with Brown Safes for High-Tech Safety

Keeping those mechanical watches wound, and safe, can be problematic – but North Carolina-based watch winder manufacturer Orbita, has been teamed with Brown Safe Manufacturing — premiere safe and vault company in California, for a decade to bring watch lovers several cool products that give solutions. Among them is Brown’s luxury “Man Safe” with eight custom-made…

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A Moment in Time: Top watch brands — Zenith CEO, Jean-Frédéric Dufour

It was just about two years ago that Jean-Frederic Dufour came on board at one of Switzerland’s top watch brands, Zenith,  as the new  CEO, with a host of ideas about pairing down the massive collection and getting back to the brand roots. Since then, he has implemented some high-profile changes to the watch brands…

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