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TW Steel releases a special watch marking 10 years in PHL

WHEN you have a child, 10 years sounds like a milestone, but then there’s a lot more to cover. Ten years isn’t quite 13, when they traditionally enter puberty. Ten years isn’t 18, when they reach legal age. In the watch industry where hundred-year-old giants continue to rule the game, what does 10 years mean?

TW Steel, Simeon Panda collaborate on The Crunch Time Collection

INSPIRED BY the philosophy of “Seizing the moment,” Dutch watch maker TW Steel and influential British fitness instructor Simeon Panda teamed up for the limited-edition The Crunch Time Collection.

Modernizing a ’70s aesthetic

CLASSIC designs start off as the trends in their time. When revived, these may elegantly evolve and be adapted to the present aesthetic.

The dating game

HONG KONG is the top destination for Swiss watches, surpassing in the last three years the value of those taken in by the US, China, Japan, and the UK (in that order, latest figures from the Federation of Swiss Watch Industry show). Notably as well, Hong Kong is the second-biggest exporter of watches, next to Switzerland in terms of value, and coming after China in number of units, according to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. It was no surprise, then, for Tudor to debut a new timepiece not in its home country of Switzerland, but in Hong Kong.

Facebook takes its Watch video service international

LONDON — Facebook is rolling out its Watch video service globally one year after it launched in the United States with original entertainment news and sports content to compete with platforms like Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube.

Want to buy a (used) watch?

ACCORDING to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry statistics, the value of watches coming out of Switzerland has almost doubled since the turn...

Vagaries of time and history

“THE WORLD moves on, malenkaya, and we must move on with it, or be left to molder with the past. I am the past;...

Rolex’s latest pieces: from Baselworld to Manila

IF Rolex devotees can’t come to Baselworld, Rolex brings Baselworld to its faithful. The Swiss luxury brand has done exactly this for its followers in...

A watch with a ‘sprinkling of magic’

TIME STOOD still for the two artists who sought inspiration in London’s Portobello Market, which is famous for its vintage items, when they found...

Valuing good design, designing good value

By Brian M. Afuang Visual Editor ALAIN Spinedi, CEO of Louis Erard, is in the best position to talk about the company and its products. “I’m...

Becoming one with the universe

PHILIP STEIN, a watch brand said to attune your body to the universe, now has a Miss Universe as its new brand ambassador. Last week...

The need for speed

OUR MOVEMENT in the world is measured by time, and in a world that moves faster, perhaps it’s a good idea to wear a...

Design, on the dot

Watches made from sunken ships and moon dust.  WORDS Brian M. Afuang Purists, look away. Or, look closer. Because what may, at a cursory glance, appear to be...

The case for the quietly capable watch

Understated, well-designed, reasonably priced, and still sufficiently luxe to catch the eye. WORDS TROY C. MEDINA Let’s make one thing clear: You are not James Bond....