One of the secret ingredients of Christopher Nolan is his attention to small details, and his latest movie, Dunkirk is no different. Tom Hardy’s RAF character wears an Omega CK2129, the most commonly worn timepiece by RAF personnel in the early days of WWII. With its cream dial and clearly visible Arabic numerals, it was built for […]

The watch industry is quietly changing from being a monolithic body with clearly defined geographic centres into a new global entity, where independent watch brands and microbrands are emerging in the most unexpected places, may I say, to the delight of watch fans all over the world. One of the challenges facing collectors is the […]

The latest model to be launched by Panerai, the 42 mm stainless steel Mare Nostrum chronograph, has a rather interesting history. The details about its origins are a bit blurry, it is actually based on the prototype of the first Panerai chronograph from 1943, intended for deck officers of the Royal Italian Navy. That was […]

According to Slothurner Zeitung, the hard-hit Grenchen watch company, Eterna is facing more trouble after its newly appointed CEO, David Traxler, appointed in March this year is leaving the company. At the same time, he is also leaving Corum, where he served as CEO for one and a half years. Both companies are owned by […]

CVC Capital Partners, one of Europe’s biggest private equity firms, with more than US$71 billion in funds, agreed to add Breitling to the list of companies they own, by acquiring an 80% stake in the Swiss family-owned manufacturer. The amount is undisclosed, but according to the Financial Times, the deal values Breitling somewhere between CHF800m […]