The Omega JFK Wore on His First Day As President Is Also, It Seems, The One He Wore on His Last

June 17, 2024

When I wrote about John Kennedy’s Omega last year, I was not expecting to revisit the topic just eighteen months later. The elegant yellow gold rectangular timepiece, gifted by his friend Grant Stockdale, is famous for its presence on the newly elected President’s

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Manuel Romero, White Design

What You See Is Watch You Get — A Design Conversation with Manuel Romero, co-Founder of White

May 16, 2024

”In watchmaking, the devil is only in the detail. A watch is made only of details. When we say shorten an indice by two tenths of a millimeter, it’s not for the sake of it. It’s because it matters. You can see the

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Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Tissot

Interview with Sylvain Dolla, CEO of Tissot

May 7, 2024

When you love watchmaking cities, a visit to Le Locle is always a treat. And if you are heading to its most prominent watch company, Tissot, to meet the CEO, Sylvain Dolla, well, you know it will be memorable. Sylvain Dolla, previously at

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The Patek Philippe “Rare Handcrafts 2024” Exhibition Through the Eyes of a Collector

April 29, 2024

Heviloupe is one of my favorite accounts on Instagram. I especially enjoy the captions, full of solid watch knowledge and personal anecdotes from its author, Luigi. Over the years, the Zurich-based collector has become a close friend of Time Files. For the first

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Nathalie Jean-Louis

One Stroke at a Time: The Life and Passion of Nathalie Jean-Louis, Hand Beveller and Movement Decorator

April 15, 2024

Nathalie Jean-Louis likes to do things with utmost precision. Her work -- hand beveling and decorating high-end watch movements -- but also everything else. She has built her career with a calm yet powerful determination and explains her choices with words as carefully

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The New Rolex History Book the (French-speaking) Watch World Is Talking About

April 7, 2024

After reviewing several watches, and even a film, I am about to add a third string to my bow of impostures and share my thoughts on a book I just finished. You have been warned and should only keep on reading at your

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Matthieu Humari, CEO of Watches & Wonders Geneva

Interview with Matthieu Humair, CEO of the Watches and Wonders Geneva Foundation

March 27, 2024

Matthieu Humair is normally a busy man, but in the weeks building up to Watches and Wonders Geneva 2024, his schedule is denser than ever. Grateful for his time, I wanted to arrive extra early. But when my smartphone kept telling me I

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Introducing Time Files

A New Name for the Same – but different – Blog

March 25, 2024

If you find the above title confusing, welcome to what it's been like in my head over the past few months. Hopefully, you’ll find the outcome of my thought process and what's coming next worthwhile. As of right now, “Made in Bienne -

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The Daring Swiss Side of Christopher Ward

March 18, 2024

Watches made in Switzerland by a company established in London is certainly a proven recipe, as Hans Wilsdorf can attest. Once upon a time, England was also where the best watches were produced. While the nation failed to transition to the industrial era

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From Swatch Intern to Chief Design Officer at On: Interview with Thilo Alex Brunner

February 29, 2024

When I first came across On shoes, over a decade ago, I was living in Senegal and visiting the Silicon Valley for work. I was immediately struck by the unique futuristic yet comforting looks. I certainly did not expect that, half a dozen

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