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Taking Roots in Modern Horology - The Royal Oak

The legend, the myth, the icon... the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 5402. Inspired by nautical themes the Royal Oak sported an octagonal bezel, visible screws and gaskets. The design was the incarnatio...

The Modern History of Watch Case Making

Did you ever wonder who actually is the expert that knows how to best case a watch movement? The often overlooked virtue of the watch case maker. What sounds like a character from Lewis Carroll's "...

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...