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Time and motion

The desire to find new ways to relate time has prompted watchmakers to replace the mundane hour and minute hands with often astonishing solutions that breathe new vitality into time displays.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016
6 min read
TAG Heuer Carrera Heuer-02T
New Models
10 watches to look out for at Baselworld

Classic or extravagant, understated or contemporary, sparkling or colourful? Mechanical or quartz? For men or women? Watches come as multiple combinations, surfing the latest trends to make a statement on the wrist. In the run-up to Baselworld 2016, choose the one for you.

Monday, 07 March 2016
5 min read
Albeit it does move

The rotor, or oscillating weight, on a self-winding movement has looked much the same from the time it came into widespread use in the 1960s until only a few years ago. It is usually a solid, half-round mass, rotating on a central axis, often with Geneva stripes. Today, new design and placement variations have emerged, transforming the rotor into one of the more interesting elements of a mechanical watch.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016
5 min read
Baselworld, time and reason

In a tense geopolitical climate, with customers more likely to think twice before they buy and as inventory accumulates, watch brands are playing safe with classic, functional and consequently more affordable products. The smartwatch "event", meanwhile, has so far turned out to be not so much a bang as a fizz.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015
Dominique Fléchon
5 min read
Watch Stories
Vanitas vanitatum, the relentless passing of time

What more evocative allegory for these words from the book of Ecclesiastes, which evoke human "vanity" and the transience of human life, than the skull. An imagery watchmakers have been quick to seize upon.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
3 min read
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