MB&F introduces the Aquapod HM7 tourbillon diver, and it’s gorgeous

January 17, 2017 . by Victor Marks

Max Busser of MB&F has announced his take on what a dive watch could be, the HM7 Aquapod. It’s lovely and impractical, in the very best way. This is not a watch to strap on a wetsuit and seek out the depths, this is a watch inspired by the water, that dreams of the depths….

Researchers use watch movements to power internal pacemakers

January 16, 2017 . by John Biggs

Researchers at the University Hospital of Bern have used ETA watch movements embedded on the hearts of pigs to power a pacemaker, a move that could bring clockwork to our inner organs sooner than later. The researchers believed that the beating heart could move the oscillating weight if they reduced the radius and added higher…

Ringing in the New Year with Greubel Forsey’s Grande Sonnerie

January 11, 2017 . by Jim Manley

This watch costs CHF 1,150,000 or about $1,123,266. Only a handful will be released each year. But I have a working theory that a watch like this is not much different from any other mechanical watch: It does a very particular thing in a very interesting way. The particular thing this Grande Sonnerie does, as…

How to spot a fake Rolex (because it’s harder than you think)

January 6, 2017 . by John Biggs

This amazing video shows two Rolexen side-by-side. One is real, one isn’t. The trick? The fake looks almost as good as the real one.

Swiss watch featuring 3D printed dial – in metal!

December 2, 2016 . by Neal Goodacre

Meet Montfort. What make them stand out over the others? 3D printing! Sure there are a lot of watches now made with 3D printed parts but these are dials 3D printed in metal. How? I will get to that, but first a little about the company. Montfort Watches was created by entrepreneur Philippe Kuratle and…

Tudor Pelagos LHD – driving on the opposite side of the road

November 17, 2016 . by Victor Marks

Tudor just announced a new version of the Pelagos Dive watch, and it looks a little old… in the best way possible.

Mr. Jones has the Last Laugh tattooed all over

October 29, 2016 . by Victor Marks

The time has come to shuffle off this coil and follow the Pale Rider skyward. Mr. Jones Watches has never hesitated to deliver us Momento Mori, the reminder that we will die. John Biggs, our leader of fearful symmetry, never fails to remind me that watches are fashion items. With this in mind, Mr. Jones has…