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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...

Revival of the Dress Chronograph

The chronograph... the complication dreams are made of and is every so often in the focus of attention when it comes to earth-shattering auction results. Over 92% of chronograph pieces did ultimate...

Breitling Premier - The Elegant Original

The Breitling Premier started it off in 1943. In the 1940s as well as in the 2020s this collection is the embodiment of dress casual. Classy pieces that show that the chronograph is not a sports-on...

Breitling Navitimer - The Figure Head

Breitling is, regardless of all other milestones, deeply rooted in aviation. With the SuperOcean Breitling conquered the Sea, the TopTime conquered the Land, but it’s the Air that defined this comp...

Breitling TopTime - The Watch For The Young Generation

Imagine it’s 1964. You’re young and wild and free. What would you like to wear as a watch? Breitling got your boomer-self covered with their perfectly marketed TopTime collection. The key insight w...

Breitling Chronomat - The Watch To Save The Company

Some endings become new beginnings. Breitling haltet its production in 1979 and Ernest Schneider bought the quartz-riddled watch manufacturer. So how did he plan to make the company viable again? H...

How Much Do You Know About Vintage Breitling?

How much can you actually know about vintage Breitling? There are references, catalogues, pictures, auction results, advertisements... But how can you combine so much information into a cohesive he...

What Makes a Chronograph Look Like a Chronograph?

This is the fifth part of this series and so far we have defined two handsome looking watches both very distinct and fitting perfectly into their respective time periods. However, there are certain...

The Golden Age of the Chronograph - The Dial

This is the fourth part of our series and so far we have seen two epochs contrasting each other perfectly. But the potentially most distinguishing features are still missing and in the fashion of a...

The Golden Age of the Chronograph - Case Design

This is the third part of our series on the history of chronograph designs and this time it is all about the question: How can you fit the elusive power to stop the time onto your wrist? One undere...

Golden Age of the Chronograph - Elegance & Utility

This is the second part of our quest to the golden age of chronographs. This time it's all about purpose. Why do people want to stop the time? Keeping track of a race, navigating, or do you don’t a...

Golden Age of the Chronograph - History

The chronograph, a metal-born tautology. A time-keeper with the super power to stop the time. No wonder it has become one of the most desirable complications today. Two extra pusher that make every...