Tremblage engraving on the white-gold dial of the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst

The A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst: I Can Just Feel It!

The A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk was already an icon of modern haute horlogerie thanks to its debut in 2008 of the first instantaneously jumping digital minutes and hours display.

Little could anyone have predicted the release of the sensational Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst edition four years later, a timepiece that titillated my senses with the physical variations of its tremblage-engraved dial, creating a euphoric tingle down the back of my neck.

Assertive, clean finishing of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange Double Split movement

Does Hand Finishing Matter? A Collector’s View Of Movement Decoration (Archive)

Like many people, my starting point for serious watches was with a well-priced brand long known for its expertise in developing movements, justly viewed as offering good value for money – but not necessarily for the refinement of its movement finishing, at least on its less expensive pieces. What have I learned since then?

Can’t Put Your Finger On It? Caption Competition #33

I saw this “hand” with disconcertingly realistic fingers impatiently tapping at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Geneva. Entitled “Fingers Mk III by Nik Ramage for Laikingland,” it is actually a piece of playful mechanical art. But what else might you use a handy device like this for? Leave your suggestions in the comments.

Wayde van Niekerk wearing a Richard Mille as he wins and sets a new world record in the 400 meter final at Rio 2016

Richard Mille On 4 Athletes’ Wrists At The 2016 Rio Olympics

As a sports fan, I have been keeping track of what’s going on at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. What has really caught my eye thus far is the fact that there have been four athletes wearing a wristwatch while competing in their various events . . . and all four are wearing Richard Mille timepieces.

De Bethune DB25L Starry Sky on the wrist of Mo Coppoletta

The Collector’s View: Tattooist Mo Coppoletta On Watches (Archive)

“Whether collecting art or watches, when I fall in love with something, then I need to understand, I need to research deeply,” Mo Coppeletta explains. “You may have taste, but if that isn’t backed up with knowledge then it is superficial.” Read on to discover how Mo got into collecting watches and which are his favorites.

The author’s Bucherer Chronometer

A Watch Collection Begins: GaryG And His Bucherer Chronometer

Just as the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a collection, no matter its eventual size or value, begins with a single watch. This is the story of the first watch that I bought for myself, one that I still own and wear 45 years later: a chronometer bearing the Bucherer name.

Mechanical Symmetry, But To What End? Caption Competition #32

Attentive readers may have already noticed “Roland Iten” engraved on this prototype device, a name synonymous with mechanical luxuries for gentlemen.

But what on earth is this device for? It isn’t for holding windows open, I checked.

Please leave your fun, funny, or even serious suggestions in the comments!

Antoine Preziuso Stella Polare Tourbillon Muonionalusta

Antoine Preziuso’s Stella Polare Tourbillon Muonionalusta Fell From Heaven

Despite all its scholarly technology, I find Antoine Preziuso’s Stella Polare Tourbillon Muonionalusta to be far more wearable for slimmer wrists than some of Antoine Preziuso’s other creations. And a meteorite on the wrist is the culmination of Preziuso’s journey to capture a shooting star.

Frank Buchwald’s Machine Lights Type No 1 at the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery Dubai

MB&F M.A.D.Gallery: An Artful Meeting Place In Dubai

I recently visited the MB&F M.A.D.Gallery in Dubai, a destination I had been itching to visit for years: those skylines, that mix of culture and art, the glorious weather! I wasn’t disappointed on any front. What a place. And the did not disappoint, either. Follow me in for a visit!

Lebeau-Courally Le Comte

Lebeau-Courally: From Gunsmithing To Haute Horlogerie

Founded in 1865 by Auguste Lebeau in Liège, Belgium, Lebeau-Courally was then first and foremost a high-end hunting rifle manufacturer. So how did it get to the watch sector? Read on to find out.