A look at watches with a variety of horological complications and functions above and beyond telling time.

Introducing Montblanc Star Legacy Watches For 2020

Montblanc Star Legacy Chronograph

Regularly focusing on elegance and refinement in all of its timepieces, Montblanc deftly blends sartorial details with technical maturity in its newest Star Legacy watches.  Inspired by Minerva pocket watches from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the new watches feature onion-shaped crowns, beautifully hued dials with vintage colorations and elegant matching Sfumato straps…

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The Demise — And Possible Resurgence — Of RJ Watches

RJ Joker

Last week, the Board of Directors of  RJ Watches SA — previously Romain Jerome — announced the company’s bankruptcy application in Switzerland. The word came as a shock — not just to the watch-loving community, but also to the brand’s more than 30 employees. After all, since Marco Tedeschi took over as CEO just a…

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Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force Explained: Video

Armin Strom Gravity Equal Force

The most recent release from Armin Strom — the Gravity Equal Force — is an amazing timepiece. In all of its potential iterations, it is the sum of about 10 years of work by the young independent brand.  It is the culmination of amazing work in the field of constant and equal force, as well…

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Video: Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon Explained

Kerbedanz Maximus Tourbillon

A relatively young brand by watchmaking standards, Kerbedanz is an independent Swiss brand that creates some of the most alluring and artistic watches on the luxury market. Additionally, its pieces are all created in very limited numbers. Such is the case with the Maximus Tourbillon, the world’s largest tourbillon, which is created in a limited…

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Hands On With The Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT

Franck Dubarry Fileteado GMT watch

By Steve Huyton Previously the founder of a late 1990’s brand known as TechnoMarine, Franck Dubarry, has always had a penchant to create more unusual timepieces. When he founded TehnoMarine in 1997, he made a name for the fashion-forward brand by adorning rubber strapped dive watches with diamonds. Having long since left that brand behind…

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Introducing The MB&F Legacy Machine FlyingT Without Diamonds

MB&F LM FlyingT

Around this time last year, my good friends over at MB&F unveiled their first women’s watch: LM FlyingT. While I loved the watch, I was very vocal about the fact that I wished they had done a non-diamond version for those of us women who love mechanics over bling. Max Busser, whom I have known…

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