By order of the Chinese government, a national initiative was started in early 1955 to establish a watchmaking industry in the north of the country. The Wuxing would prove to be the humble beginning of what today is probably the largest mechanical watch enterprise in the world.
Our readers have been fascinated by the Diewald Seahorse, which has been getting even more hits this week than even the perennial favourite, the HKED Seagull 1963 Chronograph. We caught up with the brand’s founder, Martin, to find out more.
It wasn’t until 1985 that TAG Heuer actually become TAG Heuer. That was the year Mansour Ojjeh’s TAG Group rescued the original Heuer company from the decade-long Quartz Watch Crisis that began in the late 1970s.
MODUCO watches describe themselves as a lifestyle watch brand inspired by the urban environment, modern aesthetics and industrial elements. Like many other microbrands, they are using crowdfunding to produce their watches. Their Kickstarter Campaign is running this February.
Vostok (which literally means “East” in Russian) is a watchmaker based in Chistopol Russia. The company produces mainly mechanical watches.
Besides wristwatches, history fascinates me. So, when I delved into the origins of the luxury watch brand, Panerai, I found myself engrossed in a gripping account of elite Italian frogmen and a disaster for the British Navy.
July 1, 1941, Ebbets Field, New York. The Philadelphia Phillies are facing off against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The game is being broadcast live and just before the opening ball is thrown the world’s first TV commercial flashes briefly across black and white screens in homes all across America. It is for Bulova watches.
Armand Nicolet was the son of a watchmaker and set up his own Atelier d’Horlogerie in 1875. By 1902 he was producing grand complication pocket watches, one example uses a guilloché rose gold case, enamel dial, mono-pusher chronograph, complete calendar, repeating hours, quarter hours and minutes.
Holly is the name of the barmaid at my local pub. Her surname is Wood and she was born on Christmas day. And no, I’m […]
Crisis or Revolution? The Story of Swatch or How a Disposable Commodity Saved the Swiss Watchmaking Industry I like to think of the Swiss as […]