Senator Chronometer

Senator Chronometer

AUGUST 27, 2016

Directly inspired by the marine chronometers made in Glashütte during the mid-20th century, the Senator Chronometer was introduced in 2009 with a perfectly archetypal dial layout for the genre. It featured a large white face, dominated by oversized Roman numerals, black rail tracks, pear-shaped blued…
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Global Horology

Global Horology

AUGUST 26, 2016

How do I change my settings? If you are a registered user, all your settings are stored in the board database. To alter them, visit your User Control Panel; a link can usually be found at the top of board pages. This system will allow you to change all your settings and preferences. The times are not correct! It is possible the time displayed is from a timezone different from…

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Longines watch Movements

Longines watch Movements

AUGUST 25, 2016

Here’s a question: who made the best chronographs in the 1940s and ’50s? If you answered Patek Philippe, you’re half right. Patek absolutely made some of the best and still most desirable chronos in the middle part of last century, but there was another manufacturer making truly top-notch stopwatch mechanisms for the wrist-and that was Longines. Yes, Longines. It might be hard…

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Royce watches history

Royce watches history

AUGUST 24, 2016

A time-traveler, visiting from 1970s Britain, would be surprised by pretty much everything on the modern high street. While prestige brands such as Rolls Royce and Berry Bros. & Rudd have formed part of a much older landscape, the discriminating buyer of the Wilson and Heath eras would be astounded by the topsy-like growth of the modern luxury market. No longer the…

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Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture Price

Ulysse Nardin Marine Chronometer Manufacture Price

AUGUST 23, 2016

Ulysse Nardin was born in Le Locle, Switzerland in 1823. Following in his father s footsteps, he trained as a remonteur and eventually set up his own workshop. In 1846, the Ulysse Nardin Company was founded. Little more than a counter, its watches displayed high-quality craftsmanship and were signed by their maker. It was the beginning of an enterprise that has lasted more…

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Next clock

Next clock

AUGUST 22, 2016

Q: There is a scenario that Pat Riley could execute, either at the trading deadline or a year from now, that would positively impact the salary cap: Trade Chris Bosh. Of course that is dependant on Bosh returning to form as a top forward, which won t be known for a number of months. But with Hassan Whiteside, this year s No. 10 pick and Luol Deng and/or Josh McRoberts, and…

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How Do You Measure Time?

How Do You Measure Time?

AUGUST 21, 2016

Last year, Alan Alda posed a challenge to science communicators, to explain a flame in terms that an 11-year old could understand. this drew a lot of responses, and some very good winners. This year’s contest, though still called the “Flame Challenge, ” asked for an answer to the question “What Is Time?” This is a little closer to my corner of science, so I considered entering…

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Apple wrist

Apple wrist

AUGUST 20, 2016

Although one could argue that the Apple Watch was made for those of us who wear their watches on the left hand, it’s entirely possible to wear the Apple Watch on your right hand and change the Digital Crown orientation. It’s possible to do one—change the Digital Crown orientation, or change wrists—or do both at the same time. In total, there are four different ways to wear…

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