Ball Watch Engineer Master II Volcano: A Case Against Magnetism Part II

In addition to the Earth’s magnetic field, we face magnetic forces all around us daily. These magnetic forces can be from electrical appliances such as cellular phones, television sets, radios, microwave ovens, personal computers and iPads, what may be termed “electrosmog”. As the accuracy of a mechanical watch can be easily affected by magnetic fields that we are exposed to, … More

Longines Heritage Military: At the battle font

The Longines Heritage Military is yet another reminder of the brand’s long watchmaking history and is inspired by a watch from the brand’s historical collection housed within the Longines Museum located at its headquarters in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. The Heritage Military is a modern reinterpretation of a historical 1918 Longines watch produced for the military (possibly British or American) in the … More

Chopard L.U.C Full Strike: Strikingly clear as crystal

Chopard is no stranger to mechanical striking mechanisms, having introduced the L.U.C “Strike One” in 2006 and the L.U.C Tech “Strike One” in 2008, both of which chime the passing (or the welcoming, depending on how the owner wants to interpret it) of every hour with a hammer strike to the gong. It isn’t as easy as it sounds to … More

Rolex Air-King: Still flying

The Rolex Air-King, introduced at the 2016 BaselWorld watch fair, has prominent features such as the 3, 6 and 9 Arabic hour numerals, combined with the smaller numerals for the minutes (in five-minute intervals, that is 5, 10, 20, 25, etc). What is probably more appealing for collectors is the “Air-King” lettering; these are the same fonts used for the … More