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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.

Trade in an old watch (plus a bit of cash) for...

TECHNOMARINE is running the “No Time To Wait Tour” that will let customers trade in a pre-owned wrist watch — of any brand so long as they are in working condition — for a TechnoMarine watch at a 40% discount in participating branches.

From now to eternity

POPE Gregory XIII’s calendar managed to not only approximate both the tropical year and sidereal year — the 365 days-plus-change that it takes the sun to return to the same position (after the seasons have passed) as seen from Earth, or for the Earth to complete a rotation around the sun, respectively — but also threw watchmakers a challenge, particularly those which intended to incorporate a calendar complication in their timepieces.

Are you tough enough?

A SOLDIER has to be tough, and Swiss Military Hanowa is built to be as tough as the people who wear them.

The versatility of time

WHEN MOVEMENT is bound by time, so is the chance to do (and wear) something bold and brave. In 2005, TW Steel CEO Jordy Cobelens...

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...

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...

Diving deep

Probing the culture of Rolex and Tudor—plus their latest releases—at The Rolex Experience in Shanghai. WORDS  BRIAN M. AFUANG Rolex has been making timepieces for a...

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 gift of time

“YOU NEVER really own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.” This is one of the best known marketing...

Half past heritage

Bringing back old watch favorites from the archive. WORDS  BRIAN M. AFUANG Most watch guys know the story by now. The founder of watch-interest web-site Hodinkee,...

Soleus adding to its brand DNA

By Michael Angelo S. Murillo Known as the brand that brought “everything you need and nothing you don’t” to running watches, Soleus Watches is adding...

Touch | Titanium timepieces

Swiss watchmaker Breitling introduced two new key models to the Philippine market in July—timepieces that vow to be lighter than ever. Tagged by the brand...

Talking cars with a watch guy

Cheer up. You don’t always get the dream car, but you’ll get to ride something that’s damn close — or even better. INTERVIEW  JOSEPH L....

TAG Heuer befriends blue-haired DJs to recapture lost youth

Watchmakers set down their tools when Liv and Mim Nervo walked into TAG Heuer’s factory this month in the Jura mountains of Switzerland. It’s...