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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.

The Pursuit of the Perfect Watch Movement at Omega

We chronicle Omega's manufacturing of the Master Co-Axial, and the rigorous testing by the Swiss government's weights and measures agency.

A Collector’s Guide to the Original F.P. Journe Tourbillon

An in-depth study of an iconic F.P. Journe tourbillon, explaining the serial numbers, production years and dial types.

A Visit To The German Watch Museum and the Epic Goertz Astronomic Clock

Horological history of Germany explained at the watch museum in the centre of Glashütte.

Bringing Talent to Light – Unmasking the Master Enamellers of Geneva

Horological scholar Ivan Ponzo reveals the names of the artisans behind some of watchmaking's finest miniature enamels.

Five Watches That Explain the History of the Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar

Audemars Piguet arguably has the most illustrious history with the perpetual calendar. We trace the development of the complication over the decades with five timepieces from the Audemars Piguet museum.


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