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Five inspiring individuals honored as Young Laureates of Rolex Awards at London’s Royal Society
Second-seed Roger Federer withdraws from Final Showdown at ATP World Tour Finals, yielding walk-on victory to top-seed Novak Djokovic.
Happening on Sunday, November 16: the showdown round of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Stadium, London. Rolex brings Calibre over for on-the-scene coverage.
On the eve of the October 29 launch of the OPPO N3, there comes the eleventh hour nugget, the news that OPPO will be launching not just one model but two.
It’s not out on the market, not yet, but it’s out: the Apple Watch. Coming early next year, Apple’s much awaited smartwatch has been announced along with some feature teasers.
After having World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Sébastien Ogier for its brand ambassador since 2011, TAG Heuer now directly supports Ogier’s team, Volkswagen Motorsport.
Officine Panerai launches the Panerai Guide to Classic Yachts, an English and Italian iPad/iPhone app available for free download from the Apple Store.
They’ve gone and done it, they've unleashed the Memorigin Transformers Tourbillon with the faces of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee done in laser-cut steel.
The Tesla Full Electric Powertrain is the first of its kind— to win in a category that has been dominated by micro-engines and hybrid powerplants.

The MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2, from Geneva, in Geneva

Editor-in-Chief Carl Cunanan takes a stroll through old Geneva with the MB&F Legacy Machine No. 2 perched proudly on his wrist. With him on loan from the MB&F showroom in Geneva, Carl felt compelled to document his fleeting moment with the LM2--short, but so very sweet.

Timepiece of Empire

Blancpain Villeret Traditional Chinese Calendar The year is 2012, auspicious year of the Water Dragon, occasion of the first Olympics after the one in Beijing, and the year when China overtook the United States as the world’s top haute horlogerie market. This year, Blancpain presents the Traditional Chinese Calendar from its Villeret collection: the first wristwatch, the Manufacture asserts, to ever feature a Chinese calendar. It is a painstakingly crafted statement, honouring an ancient culture, and recognizing modern China’s place in the present.On first blush,

A drum, a drum! MacBeth doth come

Your name — as a dot com domain — is something best acquired before making a name for yourself, before it gets heralded by drum-rolls. On August 21, 2004, Mark woke up his laptop and set out to buy his name, his complete name, on the Internet. It was a typical Saturday for Mark, typical enough in the life of an upstart start-up where weekdays of meetings and programming blur into weekends of even more free-flowing meetings and intoxicating programming. But this particular Saturday was near the end of a whirlwind year’s summer,

Pagani Zonda F Chrono

Horacio Pagani has up and done it again. As if he wasn’t busy enough with building his Zonda supercars, he is opening a new facility half a block away from his headquarters in Modena. The new facility is three times larger with carbon fiber ovens consequently three times the size they are now, it will help speed up the production line immensely along with the space to develop entirely new products. If there was even a smidgen of doubt whether the Pagani Company was healthy or not, the presentation of the expansion program was enough to convince me of Horacio’s resolve.

Go Deep

Last September, Editor-in-Chief Carl Cunanan flew north to dive deep into waters off Hong Kong, without any life support. Carl was invited to join a handful of alumnos to be instructed by freedive record holder and Oris brand ambassador Carlos Coste. The experience was both an ordeal and a revelation. Diving deep into darker waters and mounting pressure, Carl had to awaken his body's latent adaptations for hoarding finite air while being crushed at depth. Here is his story. Part 1: So Deep It's Dark

The Way The Future Was

MB&F REINVENTS THE DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Maximilian Busser is the First among Friends at Maximilian Busser & Friends, otherwise known as MB&F. He and the people that he gathers to him have given us four of their Horological Machines, the unconventional and free-fancy watches that turn the ideas of watchmaking on their head. He is free to roam where his imagination takes him. Many of his watches don’t even make sense… until you see them in person, in action. Once you see how they work, they become not only sensible but… almost inevitable.

The Superlative Deep Sea

In 1953, Rolex successfully tested a prototype watch called the Deep Sea Special strapped outside the bathyscape FNRS-2 to a depth of 3,150m or 10,336ft. Rolex proved its design mantra with an ultra-rigid Oyster case. By Basel 1954, they had raised the depth rating on all Submariners to 180m or 600ft, in conjunction with the release of the Submariner model 6204. On January 23, 1960, Rolex pushed the envelope further with the Rolex Piccard (model 7205) attached to the bathyscape Trieste that successfully dived to a depth of 10,916m or 35,800ft.

The Blackbird Begets the Hammerhead

Even the company name might sound unfamiliar to many who think themselves abreast of the modern watchmaking world. Urwerk. A Geneva company which speaks not in gears, trains, and hands--but in carousels, satellites, and transporters. One look at their wristwatches and--if you don’t already know them--you will definitely not forget them. Their pieces look like nothing else you’ve seen on a wrist. But that is exactly their point. The company Urwerk SA was launched just ten years ago by two brothers and a friend with one principal idea,

Saddle the fastest horses: The Ferrari by Panerai Limited Edition 8 Days GMT

This particular timepiece generates mixed emotions not just to its owner but also to many that happen to have the opportunity to study it up close. It’s a beautiful albeit very simply designed instrument. Its craftsmanship and outright appearance are not what stimulates the undefined ratings of the watch. The primary source of the conundrum is the relatively new association with the mighty Ferrari brand.Certainly we regard the partnership to be more appropriate as both brands are Italian, but since 1992 until the seemingly abrupt cessation in 2003,

The Cartier Heart of the Matter

More and more, when I speak of Cartier, I am drawn to their surface elements. This is a disservice, but really, it’s a perfectly natural one. The Cartier look is so beautiful that it is easy to merely dwell on the loveliness and be incapable of delving into those better, deeper qualities that Cartier has won such acclaim for in recent years.Well, then, be it so: I am part of the problem. Because even though Cartier has assembled a mechanical wonder with a tourbillon and a double-jumping second-time-zone display, a fantastic assembly of moving part and features,

Bred by America, Born for Britain, Blooded Over Manila

Bremont salutes the P-51 Mustang with a limited edition chronograph. An actual reliquary, the timepiece incorporates parts fashioned from the aluminum skin of a WWII veteran with a history that puts it in sorties above embattled Manila. In 2011, the award winning British brand Bremont introduced the Limited Edition Mustang P-51 watch—a salute to this phenomenal American-built fighter plane of World War II.From Bremont’s pre-release press statement (for the complete text and specifications,

The magnificent Breguet and his … Flying Machine?

The Breguet Type XX isn’t what most budding enthusiasts would consider typical of the storied name’s offerings. It doesn’t have many of the popular innovations and details of worksmanship you come to expect from the watchmaking company.The casework is simple, though it does carry the fluting on the side. The dial shows none of the legendary detailwork expertise for which Breguet has become known and popular, especially if you choose the unique carbon fiber dial that comes with the titanium case. You have no guillochage, no “secret number,” no signature.