WATCHES & CLOCKS ~ GENTS

From the established maisons of Jaeger-LeCoultre and Vacheron Constantin to younger success stories like Bremont, the soft ticking of a fine timepiece is a statement of luxury in itself. Iconic models such as Cartier’s Tank, OMEGA’s Speedmaster and the Rolex Submariner sit alongside the extremities of haute horology, be that Richard Mille or MB&F. The complexity of an Audemars Piguet tourbillon or the classical beauty of an IWC Portuguese, watchmaking has never been so important. You don’t need to understand their mechanical intricacies to appreciate their iconic beauty.

 

Blancpain Welcomes a New Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe

Since the 1950s Blancpain have been known as the name connected with only the very best diving watches in the world. Originally launching the first modern diving watch, the Fifty Fathoms, in 1953, ...

U-BOAT: A Bold Approach to Precious

U-BOAT does not create watches that you would immediately associate with gemstones and glamour. Sure, the marque have made a number of very luxurious pieces throughout the years, but it is their ma...

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Montblanc for Christmas: Gifts for Him and Her

As one of the leading names in the luxury world it should come as no surprise that Montblanc have a trick or two up their sleeves for the Christmas season. With exquisite timepieces, artisanal leather items, fragrances and writing instruments all forming a key part of the Montblanc identity they are a brand that can cater to all tastes with thei...

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SevenFriday: Personality Split Three Ways

Seven Friday isn’t an haute horology maison or an extreme sports manufacturer. They don’t spend thousands of hours meticulously assembling a tourbillion nor do they use military grade materials from NASA. Seven Friday however is a watchmaker with enough personality to front a rock band.

Plenty of their design inspiration in fact comes from the ...

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Parmigiani: Older Than Years

This year Parmigiani celebrated its twentieth birthday. It’s a respectable landmark to be sure, even by watchmaking standards. Yet what makes those two decades of existence more remarkable isn’t the time itself, but what Michel Parmigiani has achieved in that time.  After all, if I opened by saying that Parmigiani were celebrating a full century...

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Chopard: 20 years of L.U.C

When it comes to watchmaking, the words ‘in-house’ are more important than ever. Ever since Swatch Group pulled the plug on their supplies of movements to the rest of the industry, the only maisons to truly thrive are those that don’t rely on third parties, those that can keep production to themselves.

Those that can’t... well, they’ve been havin...

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MB&F: On a Roll (Bar)

Looking at MB&F it’s pretty obvious they’re a watchmaker for whom anything goes. Building a perpetual calendar from the ground-up? Completely restructuring how a watch works? Melchior? Balthazar? Needless to say they’ve done a fair amount over the last decade. Even so, when founder Maximillian Busser states that "I feel that this is one of t...

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Hublot: 50 Days to the Tank

A power reserve’s a funny thing; like loved ones, your mobile phone and a decent Wi-Fi connection, you only really notice it when it’s gone. It’s more often than not just a number on a page until you find your watch set to the wrong time zone, day of the week and month.

So what would be a reasonable reserve? For a hand-wound watch it needs to ...

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