watches

  • The Deep Space Tourbillon Is A One-Off, Handmade Watch That Will Take You To Infinity And Beyond

    The Deep Space Tourbillon Is A One-Off, Handmade Watch That Will Take You To Infinity And Beyond

    As you may well know, the tourbillon is one of the hardest (and most expensive) complications to build and only the very rich and very obsessed can afford them. This watch, however, may be just the ticket if you’re a hardcore Trekkie and you just hit a liquidity event. Read More

  • Swatch Automates Movement Assembly, Pushing Watchmaking Into The Third Quarter Of The 20th Century

    Swatch Automates Movement Assembly, Pushing Watchmaking Into The Third Quarter Of The 20th Century

    While I kid a bit in the headline, this is actually pretty cool: Swatch, the largest manufacturer of mechanical watch movements in the world, has created a movement that is assembled entirely using automated systems. Why is this important? The watch industry was originally gutted by the rise of cheap quartz watches, making this piece quite ironic, and this means that more people will be able… Read More

  • Breitling Releases The Emergency II, A Watch That Can Save You If You’re Trapped On The Island

    Breitling Releases The Emergency II, A Watch That Can Save You If You’re Trapped On The Island

    If trapped on a deserted island, you may want to spend months looking for the Pearl Station and figuring out the smoke monster, you could just pull the antenna out of the Breitling Emergency II and call in a rescue party. The original Emergency watch, designed in the 1990s, sent 121.5 MHz signal that could be heard by rescue craft within 100 miles of the watch. The new model also transmits… Read More

  • The MTM ‘Rad’ Watch Can Be Helpful In Fallout-Like Situations

    The MTM ‘Rad’ Watch Can Be Helpful In Fallout-Like Situations

    Whether you’re fighting mutant cyborg dogs in a hellish, post-apocalyptic wasteland or, more likely, dealing with potentially radioactive substances on a daily basis, the MTM ‘Rad’ watch may be the wrist droid you’re looking for. Read More

  • This Hublot LaFerrari Watch Looks Perfect For Cobra Commander

    This Hublot LaFerrari Watch Looks Perfect For Cobra Commander

    While I’m not a big fan of ostentatious watches that cost too much and are aimed at buyers with more money than sense (in short, most of the Hublot line) I will give this odd-looking watch a moment of reflection. It is the MP-05 LaFerrari, a tourbillon watch with a 50-day power reserve, a number almost unheard of in the watch world, and a unique styling that is reminiscent of a… Read More

  • The R. Gauthier Logical One Brings Old Tech Into A New Century

    The R. Gauthier Logical One Brings Old Tech Into A New Century

    It’s a surprisingly rare treat to see inside a very expensive and very unique timepiece. Although the video below is a render, it shows almost every important part of this wild watch including something called the chain-and-fusee, a method used for centuries to improve the accuracy of watches by ensuring constant force is applied to the balance wheel over time. Read More

  • The Ressence Type 3 Is The Liquid-Filled Watch Of The Future

    The Ressence Type 3 Is The Liquid-Filled Watch Of The Future

    Because I like sharing cool watches with you guys I decided to share this cool watch with you guys. It’s called the Ressence Type 3 and it’s actually a liquid-filled mechanical watch with a nearly featureless face. Each of those dials – registers in the parlance – look like they are seamlessly embedded in the face surface and the watch, being suspended in synthetic oil… Read More

  • How Chrono24 Helps Bring Order To The Chaotic Watch Market

    How Chrono24 Helps Bring Order To The Chaotic Watch Market

    As TC’s resident watch lover, I often find myself browsing the horology forums while alone, scantily-clad, and drunk. However, in this era of connoisseur-nets and always-connected trade, there are few bargains to be found and even fewer ways to find exactly what you want. That’s where Chrono24.com comes in. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Tim Stracke and Dirk Schwartz, the site… Read More

  • This $150,000 Mechanical Watch Is Really A Weather Station

    This $150,000 Mechanical Watch Is Really A Weather Station

    Sensor-laden watches that electronically measure the temperature, barometric pressure, and magnetic north are fairly cheap. A nice Casio can be had for about $200. But if you’re one of those high-tech, post-IPO types that wants to feel like Phileas Fogg for a minute or two each day, you can shell out $150,000 for the Breva Génie 01, a mechanical watch that measures altitude… Read More

  • You Don’t Want An iWatch

    You Don’t Want An iWatch

    Proposing that entrenched sub-cultures should try something new is dangerous. Going into guitar forums with a new idea is a prospect fraught with peril for anyone who dares move beyond the six-strings-and-a-dream mentality of guitar purists. The same goes for folks who pitch wine in a box at a vintage tasting session and those who might want to add some new technology to a classic car. In… Read More