Horological History is a series about great watches of the past, understanding grand complications and uncovering brands that have been lost to time. Take a look below at some of my favorite stories, or scroll down for the latest article.
LATEST HOROLOGICAL HISTORY
From a bespoke 19th-Century grand sonnerie pocket watch to a modern, serially produced minute repeater, each has a sound and character of its own. Here's to the most musical and magical complication of them all!
The Glycine Airman was one of the first pilots watches designed for the jet age. The unique 24 hour display might have turned some people off, but its now regarded as a cult classic.
The El Primero movement might not have been the first self-winding chronograph, but it was undoubtedly one of the best.
From Ancient Greek pottery to luxury watch cases, ceramic has come a long way in the last 2000 years. How did this material become so popular and what can it offer the watch industry?
Across 24 films over 55 years, James Bond has worn watches from 6 different brands including Omega, Seiko and Rolex. If you've ever wanted to know the ins and outs of each watch, then read on.
The Seamaster collection is the oldest collection still made by Omega and its name is synonymous with diving. From leaky crowns to monobloc steel cases, from Royal Navy divers to fictional spies, the Seamaster has seen it all.
Through earthquakes and war, Kintaro Hattori succeeded in making Seiko a force of nature in watchmaking. The Grand and King Seiko represent the very best of what the Japanese watchmaker is capable of.
The American Railroad is a testament to the might of iron will and determination of American engineers. The Railroad watch was born out of necessity for safety for trains travelling across the country.
Humanity has been fascinated by the Moon for millennia and it was only a matter of time before we included our favorite orbiting hunk of rock into our watches. If you've ever wanted to know the history of the moonphase complication, then look no further.