Good Design Award for NOMOS Metro

Good Design Award for Metro from NOMOS Glashütte For the fourth time in a row, the German watchmaking company has been awarded the “Eames” prize from the Chicago Athenaeum Recently this month NOMOS Glashütte was delighted to receive the Good Design Award—for the fourth time: From thousands of submitted entries, the jury from the Chicago […]

Going Along To Get Along: The Oysterquartz

In the 1970s, the tsunami known as the quartz crisis swept though the watchmaking regions of Switzerland and Germany. It threatened to wipe out watchmaking as it was then known. Indeed, numerous brands disappeared during that time. Rolex, a strong brand with a loyal following and a marketing tsunami-like machine of its own, looked to […]

Will The Steve McQueen Imposter Please Stand Up?

The Rolex Explorer II – at least early examples of it – is called the Steve McQueen, even though Steve McQueen the actor never wore one. No, the King of Cool wore a Submariner 5512, which we’ll cover in a future installment. Rolex introduced the Explorer II in 1971. The watch was basically a GMT-Master with […]