Jack Forster is the Editor in Chief of Revolution Magazine, a quarterly publication celebrating the world of fine watchmaking, and he also manages Revolution Online, the foremost information and discussion site on the internet for watch enthusiasts.
POSTS BY Jack Forster
It’s a tight fit. I’m squeezed into the cockpit of a Formula One simulator in a basement room at the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team’s headquarters in Brackley, England— one of three simulators the team uses to both train drivers, and softtest modifications to their cars before trying them out in the real world.
Harry Winston’s been very much in the news lately –and not just the watch news. In a surprise announcement, it was recently revealed that the company has been acquired by the Swatch Group, in a deal that reportedly totaled about $1 billion. The purchase of […]
A. Lange & Söhne’s technical director, Anthony de Haas, is a tall, powerfully built man with linebacker’s shoulders, famous for both his technical prowess and self-deprecating sense of humor. We’ve listened to a number of his SIHH presentations, and over the years, heard him respond, […]
Superlatives should be used sparingly in watchmaking –especially mechanical watchmaking, which is (to put it mildly) a mature technology, having been evolving for over five centuries; they should especially be used sparingly when characterizing mechanical innovations, which, one often suspects, are there more to give […]
The Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie is, as most Haute Time readers probably know, the invitation-only event held annually in Geneva during which the luxury watch companies that are part of the Richemont Group –a distinguished list that includes Piaget, IWC, Van Cleef and […]
Although it’s in retrospect one of the most logical uses for the Reverso, the first dual time-zone version came rather late in the day –though the Reverso has been around since 1931 (when, famously, it was produced at the request of a British officer’s polo […]
One of the best known independent watch companies is also one of the smallest: Maximilian Büsser & Friends was founded by Maximilian Büsser in 2005, and though it’s solidly rooted in the Swiss watchmaking traditions of reliability and precision, you won’t find watches like these […]
Regular Haute Time readers know what a minute repeater is: a watch that chimes the hours, quarter hours, and minutes “on demand,” it’s considered by far the most challenging of all the classic complications. Not only is it incredibly complex and delicate, it requires enormous […]