James goes to Japan: Seiko Factory Part 1 James Dowling Seiko was founded in Tokyo, it was the site of their original factory and the firm is still headquartered there, but their factories are all several hours away. The reason for this is that during WWII Seiko was producing... Read more
Louis Vuitton Tambour Twin Chrono Match Racing Hamdi Chatti, Yves Klein and my amazing new watch James Dowling For most folks who attended, Baselworld 2013 will be remembered for the amazing brand new hall and the opening concert by Lana Del Rey. But for me it was the show... Read more
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 More Complicated than Meets the Eye Peter Chong Originally published on TimeZone in 2007. A watch which runs at a constant rate for 31 whole days without winding? Impossible, say some…Can be done, says the incredible team at Lange. The result – the... Read more
Watch 101: Power Reserve Indicators One of Horology’s Most Useful Complications Katie Wudel This article originally appeared in Our Minutes. Today, we take a deeper look at one of the most important elements of a mechanical watch: its reserve of power. The mainspring (a metal coil) is what powers... Read more
A private collector graciously allowed me to play with some of his timepieces to photograph and review for TimeZone. He owns 16 exceptional timepieces and regularly wears each of them. He considers the platinum Invention Piece 1 to be one of his favourites for its creativity, craftsmanship, exclusivity and... Read more
The Odd, the Unusual, and the Uncommon Paul Delury Here is an eclectic selection of timepieces that offer something different in design, technology, function or scarcity. Whatever the category, I venture that none are likely to be seen all too often. THE ODD. Wyler Incaflex demonstrater. Here’s a somewhat... Read more
Presidential Pockets: Illinois A. Lincoln & Hampden Wm. McKinley Paul Delury The two vintage pocket watches addressed here have model names dedicated to former US Presidents, both of whom unfortunately met their demise by assassination. The watches carry engraved signatures of the respective Presidents on the movements. Illinois A.... Read more
Live Photos & Videos of Jaquet Droz at Baselworld 2014 Jessica Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine Jaquet Droz has long mastered the use of aventurine for some of its most elegant dials and, this year, combines the sparkly mineral in a Grande Seconde Tourbillon. The center of the dial is... Read more
Live Photos: Introducing the Dubey & Schaldenbrand Structure Jessica For 2014, the independent boutique brand Dubey & Schaldenbrand provides TimeZone with an exclusive look at its new “Structure” chronograph with complete calendar and moon phase. The day and month windows are located inside the 30-minute counter at 12 o’clock,... Read more
Live Basel Photos: Breva Forecasts Weather & Altitude on the Wrist Jessica From the onset, Vincent Dupontreué was determined to launch a watch company that offered entirely new complications. He was not content to run another “me too” Swiss watch company that made different variations of the same movements.... Read more