July 2016

Michael Phelps' victory of .01 seconds in the 2008 Beijing Olympics illustrated the importance of perfect timekeeping in sports. OMEGA, timekeeper of 25 Olympic games and counting, aptly summarized the shift from human to computer timekeeping: "Competitive swimming has come a long way since three timekeepers with handheld

Although it’s less than 10 years old, Cartier’s iconic Ballon Bleu de Cartier wristwatch has the look, feel, and presence of a watch with a long, interesting history. Designed to appeal to both men and women, the Ballon Bleu is a modern, elegant watch that’s immediately

Ask 100 watch enthusiasts for their favorite pilot watch and chances are you’ll hear one word over and over again: “Navitimer.” Introduced in 1952, the Breitling Navitimer took the design and movement of Breitling’s famous Chronomat and turned it into a powerful aviation instrument. With a

What is Hublot? In essence, Hublot is a watchmaker that has perfected the art of fusion. Fusion of materials: carbon fiber, fine ceramics, and hard-wearing, waterproof rubber. Fusion of traditional and modern design. Fusion of the Hublot brand with sports icons and institutions. But above all,

Like many of history’s greatest creations, the invention of the Cartier Santos started with a gripe. In early 1906, Brazilian aviation pioneer Alberto Santos-Dumont–notorious for being one of the first men to fly in a fixed-wing aircraft–complained to watchmaker and businessman Louis Cartier about his