Watch Culture


La Esmeralda and the Eiffel Tower are 125 years old

— 2014 marks the 125th anniversary of two grand old ladies: the Eiffel Tower and La Esmeralda, which were both designed for the same event of international importance, the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris. Here is the story…
OCTOBER 21, 2014
Girard-Perregaux La Esmeralda
Bell & Ross WWI Guynemer

Bell & Ross

Passion about military history

— The brand is the partner and sponsor of "Vu du front" exhibition.
OCTOBER 18, 2014
Formentor Sunset Classics © Breguet


Formentor Sunset Classics

— Breguet supported the Formentor Sunset Classics, in Mallorca.
OCTOBER 13, 2014
Der Koch


"Der Koch"

— Hamilton is one of the partners of the film "Der Koch", which is adapted from one of the most famous works by author Martin Suter.
AUGUST 14, 2014
Cartier Time Art Shanghai


Cartier Time Art - Mechanics of Passion

— The Power Station of Art in Shanghai will present Cartier Time Art, an exceptional exhibition conceived like a trail of history through the production of Cartier timepieces.
JULY 31, 2014
A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Quantième Perpétuel «Terraluna» et Grande Lange 1 Phases de Lune

A. Lange & Söhne

The moon in Saxony’s sciences (2)

— Moon-phase watches by A. Lange & Söhne are impressive witnesses of lunar research in Saxony.
JULY 29, 2014


1000 hours

— What might a car having covered 60,000 kilometres and a watch bought a few weeks ago have in common? The answer is in the title of this article: 1000 hours of operation!
JULY 17, 2014
Film “La Gloire et la Boue – La Grande Guerre” et montre Eberhard &Co.

Eberhard & Co

"Mud and Glory – The First World War"

— A Eberhard watch has been chosen as a symbol of time in this film that shows World War One from the Italian front.
JULY 12, 2014
Pharrell Williams

Raymond Weil

The O2 Silver Clef Awards

— Pharrell Williams received the International artist Award at the annual Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef event, held at The Hilton Hotel, Park lane, London, on July 4th.
JULY 09, 2014
A Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase in front of a tellurion, William and Samuel Jones

A. Lange & Söhne

The moon in Saxony’s sciences (1)

— Moon-phase watches by A. Lange & Söhne are impressive witnesses of lunar research in Saxony.
JULY 05, 2014
Breguet Louvre


Breguet brings the refinement of the 18th century back to the Louvre

— Breguet celebrated the re-opening of a section of the Louvre museum whose restoration it had helped to fund.
JULY 01, 2014
Galapagos Islands


Securing the future of the Galapagos

— IWC celebrates 50 years of the Charles Darwin Research Station on the Galapagos Islands
JUNE 26, 2014
An antique clockwork roasting spit


On the usefulness of a watch movement

— What is the point of a watch or clock movement? To give the time, of course!
JUNE 24, 2014

Lexicon Translator






Definition of the day


Iron mixed with a small amount of carbon. Watchmakers refer to a watch's steel components (rocker, screws, index, etc.) as "steels". Among the different grades of steel, semi-hard is used for transmission arbors, embossed or bent parts. Hard steel is used for screws, pinions and watch parts that do not require very hard grade steel. Very hard and extra hard steel is used for springs, files and suchlike.