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History of Timepieces

Tracking time has been around for centuries, from sun dials and water clocks all the way to modern day smart watches. Learn the history behind all aspects of watches and horology.

History of the Panerai Luminor 1950

Nomenclature to the contrary, the story of Officine Panerai’s “Luminor 1950” is one of modern-day success. What started in 2002 as an exercise in limited-run exclusivity...
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The IWC Big Pilot's Watch 15 Year History

The watershed 2002 Big Pilot’s Watch celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year. Although 2016 was IWC’s latest canonical “Year Of The Pilot’s Watch,”...
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Patek Philippe Aquanaut: 20th Anniversary

Patek Philippe’s Aquanaut sports line celebrates its twentieth year in 2017. Discover this staple model in the Patek Philippe collection!...
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Record Breaking Ultra Thin Watches from Bulgari

Before, the trend was to go large, now brands are racing to be as thin as possible. Bulgari has not just created the thinnest automatic movement, they also hold the titles for thinnest minute repeater...
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History of The Royal Oak

Watch writers retrace deep tracks any time the subject turns to Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak. But every epic tale has moments that step outside the bounds of narrative norms......
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The First Omega Speedmaster

Omega’s Speedmaster family of chronographs celebrates its diamond jubilee (60th) in 2017, and most of the watch world is preoccupied with tributes to the famed “Moonwatch.”...
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Longines and the Kentucky Derby

This year, Churchill Downs celebrate the 142nd Kentucky Derby, making it the oldest continuously contested sporting event in history....
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  • Girard-Perregaux
  • Ressence
  • Seiko
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Zenith
  • Graham
  • Hublot
  • Ball Watch Company
  • Tag Heuer
  • Glashutte Original
  • Cartier