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Hands-On with an Uber-Rare but Little Known Rolex – the Zerographe Mono-Pusher

The one-button minute-counter from the 1930s is impossibly scarce, but here are two of them - both "new old stock".

Toshiba’s Founder Once Built Japan’s Most Complicated Clock

The 1000-part masterpiece was completed in 1851 and has yet to be surpassed.

Portraits of Seiko’s Micro Artist Studio, Where Masterpieces like the Credor Eichi II are Made

Celebrity photographer ND Chow captures the essence of craftsmanship at the tiny workshop producing the finest watches in Japan.

Why are Stainless Steel Watches so Collectible and Expensive?

Delving into why the most expensive watch ever sold is made of the least expensive of metals; plus how steel makes sense with slowing demand for modern luxury watches.

Recommended Reading: Deciphering the Typography and Fonts of A. Lange & Söhne

Award winning designer Larry Peh explores the evolution and use of typefaces in Lange wristwatches.

Hands-On with the Rolex Day-Date 40 “Arabic Dial” Special Edition; Plus a Brief History of the Arabic Day-Date

Explaining the origins of the Rolex Day-Date with the Arabic script dial, plus a look at the ultra-rare platinum Day-Date 40 with Eastern Arabic numerals.

How Japan’s Thomas Edison Built the Nation’s Most Complicated Clock

Japan's greatest inventor whose life span a formative period in the nation's history, Tanaka Hisashige built the Myriad Year Clock, a 1000-part masterpiece that's today a national treasure.

Loving Ultra-Thin Watches? History’s Repeating Itself

Slim, elegant watches are back in vogue, but that's not new.

HMT Watches: The Rise and Fall of India’s Watchmaking Titan

Once upon a time HMT was amongst the largest watchmakers in the world, until it became defunct in 2016. Farzad Mistry charts its history and decline.

Why Are Vintage Cloisonné Enamel Dial Watches Collectible?

With the ever-increasing interest by watch aficionados in fine cloisonné enamel wristwatches, historian Ivan Ponzo offers a brief yet insightful analysis of their history and appeal.


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