From January 16-20, 2017, all eyes were on Geneva, host to this year’s Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH). For the most part, it was business as usual, and despite a difficult 2016 for the Swiss watch industry, watch manufactures were ready to show
Michael Prichinello is a car guy through and through. And as co-owner of one of the coolest Manhattan spots for gearheads, Michael lives his passion every single day. According to him, he gets "paid to drive." Man, wish we had that job.
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Every guy needs at least one nice watch.
Even those who eschew mechanical watches as outdated technology can appreciate having a watch for special occasions. And if they can't, sometimes you just have to push the point. Which means taking matters into your own hands and
For the third and final installment of our guide to watch maintenance, we check in once more with our panel of experts — Florin Niculescu, vice president of product development at Parmigiani Fleurier; Maximilian Büsser, founder and CEO of MB&F, who spent time at Harry
While Martin Luther King Jr.'s time on earth was cut short, his work and message continue to resonate today. King was an extraordinary figure in American history. During his life, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts during the Civil Rights Movement. And
In this second installment of our guide to watch maintenance, we take a look at what exactly a complete watch overhaul entails.
What does an overhaul include?
It varies from manufacture to manufacture and from one service center to another, but the fundamentals are pretty consistent:
Replacing a watch bracelet can completely change the look of your watch. If you want to go more casual, replace the bracelet with a rubber or NATO strap. Headed to a more formal occasion? Stick with the metal bracelet or a black leather strap.
Like a high-performance sports car, your mechanical watch needs to be serviced now and then. In timepiece argot such treatment is called a “complete overhaul,” and although that’s mostly accurate, it’s also a little misleading. It refers, in essence, to a tune-up, but what does
These watches are not created for everyone.
If you happen to stumble across a Sarpaneva watch, that's the clear message you'll get.
Stepan Sarpaneva, an independent Finnish watchmaker, cut his teeth in complicated watchmaking with stints at Piaget and Parmigiani. In 2003, he left Switzerland for Helsinki.