How Switzerland became the capital of Watches

How Switzerland became the capital of Watches

Switzerland and fine watches have become synonymous, but why actually? I originally used to presume that Switzerland was simply the place where watches got invented, or that the best watchmakers happened to live in Switzerland causing more and more people to move...
Dictators and their Wristwatches

Dictators and their Wristwatches

When looking at the most influential people in human history, a good wristwatch is a common companion. Whether worn as a reliable timepiece, used as a symbol of power, or the product of simple appreciation for their horological beauty, today we analyse the...
Top Watches From Top Criminals

Top Watches From Top Criminals

1. Jiro Yanagawa While not particularly famous in the western hemisphere, in Japan Jiro Yanagawa is universally known as one of the most notorious Yakuza bosses, so much so that his life was subject to a movie in 2002. Yanagawa was born in Korea, but moved to Japan at...
The Watches of Wall Street

The Watches of Wall Street

Both Wall Street (1987), and its successor, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) are the kind of movies that stick with you, regardless of whether you’re a fan of them or not. That is due to unforgettable moments like the legendary “Greed is Good“...
Is Hublot the best watch brand in the world?

Is Hublot the best watch brand in the world?

When looking at watch brands, and gauging their success, I often find myself resorting to the same old boring criteria. How old is the watch brand, what impact did they have in history, and what does their current lineup look like? What can be forgotten along the line...
Our Community Picks – The Most Popular Rolex Models

Our Community Picks – The Most Popular Rolex Models

Rolex is bigger than watchmaking. Even if you know nothing about watches, you know that a Rolex stands synonymous for high-end timepieces. The brand is so connected to the image of success, that when thinking about what they would do with their riches,  most people...
Ed Sheeran & His Watches – A Fiery Tale

Ed Sheeran & His Watches – A Fiery Tale

Ed Sheeran’s musical success has been incredible to witness. With his most recent album, ÷ Divide, he has managed to take up 16 positions of the UK’s top 20 charts, something so impactful that in response the singles charts rules have been revamped to only allowing...
Top 10 Luxury Watches For Doomsday

Top 10 Luxury Watches For Doomsday

After recently watching a documentary about a new wave of well-funded individuals from silicon valley preparing for the eventuality of a doomsday scenario I wondered what watch they would pick for when anarchy breaks out. Without further ado: the top 10 Luxury watches...
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