New F.P. Journe Book and Exhibit Celebrate Historic Gunmetal Watches

F.P. Journe Steel Time cover

Most of the watches that Francois-Paul Journe produces for his independent brand are anything but "proletarian:" most come in gold or platinum cases and have movement parts made of 18k rose gold. However, Journe's newest publishing project, "Steel Time," celebrates the classic burnished steel "gunmetal" watches of the mid- to late 19th century and how they made timepieces accessible to the masses. … [Read more...]

Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Yearbook Five Pays Tribute to the Duality of the Reverso


Each year since 2007, Jaeger-LeCoultre has published its Yearbook, a large-format, richly-illustrated book that draws inspiration from the latest activities of the watchmakers from the Vallée de Joux. The fifth opus is dedicated to the Reverso, in honor of the 80th anniversary of the timepiece with the dual personality. Find images from the Yearbook Five and information about availability inside. … [Read more...]

New Book Traces Audemars Piguet History


Founded in 1875 in Le Brassus by watchmakers Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet, today the Manufacture Audemars Piguet employs almost 1,000 people in Switzerland and around the world. This new book illustrates the Audemars Piguet passion for fine watchmaking, cultivated for 136 years. … [Read more...]

New Book from A. Lange & Söhne: The “Pour le Mérite” Collection


Since its launch in 1994, the Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite” has established itself as one of the most fascinating wristwatches in the world. The complication, with its fusée-and-chain transmission, has spurred Lange's return to greatness more than any model apart from the Lange 1. Find pricing and ordering information inside. … [Read more...]

Patrizzi Pocket Expert: Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Gold Bridge


Patrizzi & Co announces the new work from its Patrizzi Pocket Expert series - an ongoing collection of pocket-sized watchmaking reference books - paying tribute to the Tourbillon with Gold Bridge from the Girard-Perregaux manufacture. The book contains clear explanations, in a pocket guide format, of the history and technical details surrounding an icon of the Swiss Haute Horlogerie. … [Read more...]

Berner’s Dictionary of Horology Now Online


The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry has published the well-known reference Berner’s Illustrated Professional Dictionary of Horology on its website. The dictionary is in French, English, German and Spanish, and it allows translations from one language to another. For example, search on a French term, then click the British flag icon to display the definition in English. The dictionary is located on the FH website. … [Read more...]

Celebrity Watches by Vincent Daveau: Tracking Trendsetters Through Time


Newly released Celebrity Watches traces well-known and obscure connections between leading watch brands and their famous owners. From Napoleon to Steve McQueen and Einstein to Shaq, the author, a Paris-based watch journalist, chronicles the intersections between brand history and celebrity. … [Read more...]

New Breitling Book and Chronomat B01 Launch


On Thursday May 28, Breitling's new Chronomat B01 chronograph with manufacture movement goes on sale at 33 select retailers across the USA. See the table below for a complete list. Just in time for the launch, Breitling announced the publication of "Breitling The Book" by Hervé Genoud, the comprehensive new reference work that documents the brand's 125 year history. With 336 pages and more than 450 images, the story covers everything from the first pocket watches created by Léon Breitling in … [Read more...]