A Conversation with Oliver Ike, CEO of A.Manzoni & Fils
Oliver Ike founded Ikepod twenty years ago. After leaving Ikepod in 2003, he consulted for a number of watch companies until he founded his second Swiss watch company and revived the A. Manzoni & Fils brand name. The company’s first watch is the Canopus Weekplanner, a mechanical watch that... Read more
Up Close With the Geo.Graham Tourbillon Orrery Jessica Eric Loth, Founder of GRAHAM SA Eric Loth, Founder of GRAHAM SA, presents TimeZone with the masterpiece he dreamt of building since he founded the company. In 1713, under the patronage of Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery, English watch and... Read more
GRAHAM is known for its oversized cases, bold designs and chronographs with a trigger. The core collections are the Silverstone sport watches inspired by motorsport racing, the Chronofighter chronographs with a trigger on the left side of the case, and the googly-eyed Swordfish. Last year, Graham also launched its... Read more
On Press Day at Baselworld, Rolex have got used to us Internet guys trying to circumvent the official launch times and posting pics of watches in the windows of their stand. They have instituted a three-pronged approach. First, although the watch holders are mounted with watches and placed in... Read more
Steve Forsey Greubel Forsey is somewhat different that any other brand. They don’t really make watches but rather Inventions. They do let their imagination guide them but these inventions are rather codified within the realm of Horology. While a few new brands want to approach watchmaking without any boundaries,... Read more
Last Fall, Ball Watch Company announced a joint project with the German car maker of the Ultimate Driving Machine. Like many on the forum, I read the teasers, saw the big press reveal & remained a bit skeptical about how the final product would be executed. However, in-person, the... Read more
To celebrate 100 years of making wristwatches, Seiko have chosen to make a re-issue of one of their most significant watches, the 44GS Grand Seiko from 1967. The 44GS was significant because it was the first watch ever produced by Seiko where they actually used a designer on the... Read more
Over the next few weeks I would like to talk about four watches which caught my attention whilst at this year’s Baselworld; two from large firms, one from an independent and one from a firm that fits somewhere between the two. As that sounds pretty strange, let’s start with... Read more
When we last met with master watchmaker Martin Braun, he had successfully launched his new brand Antoine Martin, developed a remarkably precise in-house Calibre 39 with two patented technologies, and was nominated by the prestigious Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for his Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar (Tourbillon Quantième Perpétuel). For... Read more
Our friends at MB&F present TimeZone with the MusicMachine, as seen through the lens of Paul Boutros. Nope, this time it isn’t a watch. The Music Machine is a music box collaboration between MB&F and Reuge. MB&F conceived and designed the futuristic spaceship with its sleek hull, propellers and... Read more