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Design Highlights - The Cartier "Helm"

About the Cartier Ronde Squelette - The horological world is full of wonders. Cartier in particular is a cornucopia of unusual to avantgarde designs all throughout its illustrious history. You rare...

The Evolution of the "Everyday Watch" - Part I

If we think about watch archetypes there are dress watches and tool watches. Well, and there's a lot(!) of room in between. The "dress casual" category is what might best describe this in-between a...

Omega Constellation Reference Guide - The C-Shape Era

This is our second Omega Constellation reference guide. This time we're focusing on the executions featuring the so-called C-Shape case design - another Gerald Genta classic. The Omega Constellatio...

Pivotal Dress Watches - Cartier Tank

It's hard to imagine that there was a time when all timepieces were very delicate and fragile. When you look into a watch boutique these days it appears almost normal that watches have to be 10ATM ...

IWC Hermet - Design & History

When did watches become so tough? It's hard to imagine that there was a time when timepieces were very delicate. A look into a watch boutique these days shows you the normality that watches have to...

Omega Constellation Reference Guide - The Pie-Pan Era

The Omega Constellation is one of the most well-known watches today and throughout its 70 year history. However, this flagship has seen numerous references and designs. To better navigate the refer...

The Panthers First steps - Early Cartier

La Maison has fascinated me for a long time. It's both deeply rooted in tradition yet at the same time modern and culturally relevant. But the really surprising part is seeing how little the brand ...

When Did Watches Start to Get So Big?

Tell me you like smaller watches without telling me you like smaller watches: "I'm into vintage". The indirect conclusion here is that modern watches are way bigger then for example Mid-Century pie...

The Voice of Memory - Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox

In the middle of the last century, Jaeger-LeCoultre established several milestone pieces... But probably the most successful model has been a buzzing, vibrating timepiece with a useful yet potentia...
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