• MrWatchMaster Meets…Konstantin Chaykin

    We had the great pleasure of meeting Russian master watchmaker, Konstantin Chaykin at Salon QP recently. Born in Russia in 1975, he made his first clock in 2003. Since then Konstantin has created an array of ...

  • MrWatchMaster Opinion: Quartz is the New ‘Black’ for Bamford

    There has been much written about the ‘Quartz Crisis’ and it’s impact on the Swiss Watch Industry back n the 1970s and early 1980s – most of it being extremely negative. Fast-forward to the present day ...

  • MrWatchMaster In Conversation With Revolution

    How did your interest in watches begin? I’d say my collecting ‘genes’ come from my father. He was a big collector of Roman coins, stamps and so on, and whilst at school I too had a ...

  • MrWatchMaster Meets…Christophe Claret

    Next in our MrWatchMaster Meets series, we are delighted to bring you the views of master-watchmaker, Christophe Claret. At just 19 years of age, he graduated from the Geneva Watchmaking School, continuing his education with the ...


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MrWatchMaster Meets…Nicholas Bowman-Scargill (Part 3)

We spent the day with Nicholas Bowman-Scargill, Director of Fears Watch Company Limited. After six decades dormant, Fears has been re-established by Edwin’s great-great-great-grandson, Nicholas, to once again produce high quality wrist watches designed in Britain and made ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 12

For our final ‘Complication of Christmas’, we bring you one of the greatest horological stories ever told of the incredible Marie Antoinette ‘Grande Complication’ pocket watch number 160 from Breguet. A Chronology of the Marie Antoinette Grande Complication: ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 11

Well, it’s Christmas, so rather than dwell on the technical aspects of the Tourbillon, something for the kids and perhaps big-kids, we know that the art of manufacturing a Tourbillon is made more complicated by the need to ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 9

Definition of ‘Retrograde’: Oxford Dictionaries: reverting to an earlier and inferior condition Merriam-Webster: having or being motion in a direction contrary to that of the general motion of similar bodies Collins: tending towards an earlier worse condition; declining ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 10

The repeating watch was originally designed by Daniel Quare (1648-1724). In a battle for the patent with Edward Barlow in 1687, it was James II who awarded the prize to Daniel Quare’s Repeater which sounded the nearest hour ...
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A New Kind of Freedom (To Exist)

We recently met with the Founders of Freedom To Exist (fte) a new company with an unconventional approach to watch design and production. A London based, self-funded start-up, they specialise in affordable minimal timepieces for Men & Women. ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 7

Have you ever noticed that most World Time watches feature many very predictable major cities with the exception of Noumea. This appears on the watch face usually at 25 minutes past six, between Sydney and Auckland. Some watch ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 8

On the eighth day, we have more of a question. The use of Silicon (or Silicium if you insist!) in the escapement of the Girard-Perregaux ‘Constant Force’ Escapement watch caused much consternation and debate. There are a lot ...
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Exclusive: The Twelve Complications of Christmas – Number 6

The Rattrapante (often referred to as a ‘Split Second’ or ‘Double’ Chronograph) watch allows for the timing of two separate events through the use of two separately controlled second hands. It became a popular tool in horse racing ...
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