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When John Calvin banned the manufacture of jewelry in Geneva during the mid-16th century, that moment was the catalyst for both an economic and cultural shift in Switzerland. Because Calvin claimed that wearing jewelry was idolatrous, Swiss jewelers took their skills and changed their profession

In the world of luxury watchmaking, Swiss timepieces may be the most famous, yet there’s also a flourishing horology scene in Germany. With esteemed watch brands such as A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte Original, Sinn, and NOMOS leading the way, Germany is a watchmaking cradle

“Probably the only diver’s watch you can wear with a tuxedo.” The Rolex Submariner, originally designed as the quintessential divers’ watch, has become probably the world’s best-known and best-selling luxury Swiss sports watch of all time (it’s definitely one of the most counterfeited). Genuine Submariners are

Every two years, more than 400 tons of equipment is transported from OMEGA’s Swiss headquarters to the grounds of the Olympic Games. OMEGA has a long history with the Olympics. Dating back to the Games of the 10th Olympiad in Los Angeles in 1932, OMEGA

Ask three different watch collectors who produced the world’s first automatic chronograph and you’ll receive three different answers. Some will insist it was Zenith, who announced their El Primero movement in January of 1969 -- the first automatic chronograph announced to the public. Others will claim

The gripping story of the Apollo 13 mission is not just a historic moment in American space exploration. It’s also an abiding testament to man’s endurance, ingenuity, and courage. On April 13th, 1970, astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert, and Fred Haise were preparing for a landing

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