Sculptures That ‘Show the Beauty of Each Watch’

“We wanted to preserve history.” Eduard Kurayev was talking about Berd Vay’e, the business that he and Albert Akbashev, a friend from their high school days in New York City, founded in 2014. “We wanted to show to the world the beauty of each watch.” The company suspends vintage watch parts in Lucite, creating limited-edition … Read more

On Sustainability: The Watch Industry’s Scorecard

Like their counterparts in industries such as fashion, construction and automaking, Swiss watchmakers are facing increased pressure to prove their commitment to sustainability. But what that means in practice differs, depending on whom you ask. Some brands, like Oris and Mondaine, have made achieving carbon neutrality a cornerstone of their manufacturing strategies. Other brands, such as Breitling and … Read more

How To Build A Watch Wardrobe

Jewellery is tough to pull off if you don’t make your money spitting bars. Which is a large part of why men obsess over watches. Turn up to a business lunch with inch-thick gold draped around your neck and you’re getting seated by the bathrooms. But if it’s around your wrist? “Please, sir, do follow … Read more

5 Ways To Spot A Fake Watch

Fake watches are big business. The replica watch market is estimated at around $1bn a year – roughly a twentieth of the legitimate Swiss watch industry. According to some reports, as many as 30 per cent of watch searches are for replicas. Which means there’s a lot of fakes out there to snare the unwary. … Read more

The Best Watch Winders You Can Buy In 2021

There once was a time when a gentleman’s daily ritual involved the winding of his watch. Whether in the morning before leaving for work or in the evening after removing it for bed, it was a moment for connection and contemplation. The rise of self-winding, or automatic, movements has all but consigned this custom to … Read more

The Watch Retailer Bucherer Moves Into New York

The new watch store along East 57th Street — Bucherer 1888 TimeMachine — might not be familiar to Americans. But the Bucherer Group, which has sold luxury timepieces since it was founded in 1888 in Lucerne, Switzerland, has 35 multi-brand stores in six European countries. There also is a watch brand — called Carl F. Bucherer, in honor of … Read more

Where Women Are in the Online Watch Picture

“This new wave of young female watch enthusiasts is a relatively new phenomenon,” said Roberta Naas, a veteran horology journalist, author and founder of the website A Timely Perspective. And as “watches have become more universal,” she said, Dimepiece is an example of a community of “women supporting each other, having fun and sharing stories.” … Read more