It's the stuff that belongs in a Hollywood film: a family's precious, priceless object stolen, only to return many years later on an auction block. What follows is the family's attempts to return it to their possession through years' worth of legal wrangling. While the scenario echoes the
Architecture has Frank Gehry, fine arts has Pablo Picasso, and the watch world has Gérald Genta. Easily the greatest watch designer of all time, Swiss native Gérald Genta is behind some of the most iconic watches ever created. He singlehandedly pioneered the luxury sports watch.
Martin Luther King Jr. - The Man and His Legacy
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was an extraordinary figure in American history. He was an American Baptist minister and activist and is the most recognizable leader in the American Civil Rights movement. The changes that King
The old adage holds that men who are mechanical wristwatch, cufflink and fountain-pen men are also fond of supercall spirits, hand-rolled cigars and automobiles. And while polymath gents with an appreciation for the finer things might not covet, collect or even appreciate all these things,
A minute repeater is one of the most elaborate watch complications ever invented. Its name is pretty self-explanatory—the mechanism “repeats” the hours and minutes back to the wearer on demand. While it's largely a decorative (but still absolutely fascinating) mechanism on the modern wristwatch, the
Did you know that there was a secret engraving in Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch? On April 13th, 1861, watchmaker Jonathan Dillon was repairing President Lincoln’s pocket watch when the first shots of the Civil War occurred. As soon as Dillon heard the news, he removed
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