History Category

History Category
A gold and blue Rolex Submariner on a wrist, with gold bracelet and shiny blue dial, white lume blots and clear gold writing on the blue bezel.
A few fun stories about the Rolex Submariner

Apr 28 · 3 min read

To celebrate our Rolex Submariner Event, we bring you a few interesting examples of the Submariner's many uses.

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Watches and Wonders Text logo with four circles of dots surrounding it all in a shade of bronze on a backgound showing the fountain in Lake Geneva with buildings behind it
The History of Watches and Wonders

Mar 31 · 4 min read

We look into the world's most important watch show, where it came form, what it is and why people go.

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Steel Breitling Duograph split seconds chrongoraph with blue hands and two subdials with white dial and black strap.
Breitling Chronographs - a short History

Nov 18 · 4 min read

We explore a few of the historic Breitling chronographs and their modern reissues.

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Small rectangular wristwatch on a wrist with silver and white dial and black hands and numerals on a black strap
Women's Watches through History

Oct 21 · 4 min read

A Short history of Women's Watches

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Squqare steel watch with aged white dial with Roman numerals and small Black Breguet style hands and sapphire on crown on black strap
A Short History of Pilot's Watches

Aug 26 · 4 min read

We look at Pilot's watches from 1904 up to the present day.

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Patek Philippe Beta 21 Watch with blue shiny dial and white gold case and bracelet, dagger hands and an elliptical case
The Most Difficult Decade

Aug 12 · 4 min read

An explanation of why the Swiss Watch Industry collapsed in the 1970s.

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Rafa Nadal and Richard Mille: A Match Made in Heaven 

Jul 1 · 4 min read

Extreme Luxury Watches

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CLose up of chrongraph Breitling Chronomat watch with cream dial and gold case
Willy Breitling and Inventing the Modern Chronograph

Apr 15 · 3 min read

The innovative leadership of Willy Breitling

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A Short History of the Chronograph 

Apr 8 · 4 min read

From the 1800's to the modern day

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Rolex Explorer with steel case and white dial and 3 6 9 numerals
The Rolex Explorer Everest Controversy

Mar 25 · 4 min read

Rolex Myth-making and the birth of the Rolex Explorer

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Steel Patek Philippe Nautilus 3700 with Blue Dial and silver hands
The Patek Philippe Nautilus - the most surprising icon in the Watch World

Dec 17 · 4 min read

How did such a simple steel watch become the most coveted timepiece on earth?

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Engraved caseback of gold watch showing Tifffany and Patek Philippe storefront on T150 watch
Patek Philippe and Tiffany - the oldest Authorised Dealership in the world

Dec 10 · 4 min read

A Short history of the Relationship between Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co.

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Independent Watchmakers – The Modern Trailblazers

Dec 3 · 5 min read

The weird and wonderful world of modern independents

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An Introduction to High-End Independent Watchmaking – The Original Independents

Nov 26 · 4 min read

We explain who the original high-end independent watchmakers are and why they got so famous.

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Large Hamilton Air Race watch with black dial on wrist
Rolex and the Prisoner of War Watches

Oct 29 · 3 min read

An Amazing Story of Rolex in World War II

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Hamilton Ventura in Steel with Black Dial
Is the Hamilton Ventura the most featured watch at the movies?

Oct 15 · 3 min read

An introduction to the Hamilton Ventura and Movies it has featured in

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Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Worldtimer watch in steel with blue dial and map of the world in the centre
A Short History of the Omega Seamaster

Oct 8 · 5 min read

Short History of the Omega Seamaster and No Time to Die James Bond Watch

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A Brief Introduction to James Bond’s Watches

Oct 1 · 5 min read

What Does The World's Greatest Spy Wear On His Wrist?

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Lange 1 Gold watch with Brown engraved dial
Glashütte, the home of German Watchmaking

Sep 17 · 4 min read

A Short History of Glashütte and the watch companies based there

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