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
1946 was an important year for Rolex.
It was the year that founder Hans Wilsdorf decided to create a watch of legendary Rolex quality which was more affordable. That’s where Tudor comes in. Dubbed the “little brother” of Rolex, Tudor has become a worldwide sensation, with
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
It's not often you get to sit pretty on a catamaran and watch a yacht race up close and personal. But Crown & Caliber got the chance to do just that, thanks to our friends at Bremont. We've been in Portsmouth, England, following Oracle Team
It’s fair to say that Steve McQueen was the epitome of masculinity on the big screen. His tough upbringing made him an elusive, taciturn presence on film sets, where he had the habit of tearing fistfuls of pages from his scripts to minimize his lines.
We think it might be an understatement to say that Nick McDearis is passionate about OMEGA watches.
As the OMEGA forum moderator on Watchuseek and an avid collector of OMEGA timepieces, Nick's been a fan of OMEGA since Pierce Brosnan's days as James Bond. Since then,
August 6, 2012 was a historic moment for space exploration and for the progress of mankind: it was the day the Mars rover Curiosity landed on the surface of Mars.
The Curiosity weighs about 2000 pounds and is roughly the size of a Honda Civic. One of Curiosity's
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