A future where ancient mechanical craftsmanship blends seamlessly with modern technology… I can think of nothing that better exemplifies this today than the modern watch industry.
Category: watch reviews
Today’s Haute Time Watch of the Day is the Clifton 10060 by Baume & Mercier. Inspired by the “golden fifties”, this timepiece was released as part of Baume & Mercier’s museum collection and is a beautiful example of the classic and timeless designs The Clifton […]
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 […]
Not only does 2013 mark IWC’s Official Engineering Partnership with The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One™ Team, it also marks the launch of The Ingenieur Automatic Carbon Performance limited edition timepiece. This special relationship between these two prestigious teams represents the perfect combination of precision, performance […]
Magnetism was, through most of the history of watchmaking, a significant problem. The issue was at the very heart of the watch itself. There are two coiled springs inside a watch –one, the mainspring, provides power. The other, far more delicate, is the spiral balance […]
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 […]