An Introduction To The Mechanical Watch

The mechanical watch is one of the few remaining practical, day-to-day items that has remained unchanged in many ways since its inception hundreds of years ago. Of course, materials and production methods have come a long way since the seventeenth century, but if you crack open a modern mechanical watch, you'll find… » 4/22/13 10:00am 4/22/13 10:00am

C1 Tourbillon Watch Has 18th Century Tech to Correct for Gravity

We've shown you some beautiful retro-digital watches recently, but this timepiece takes the prize for integrating real old technology: a tourbillon escapement. Invented in 1795, this type of escapement actually rotates inside its frame and was designed to counteract lop-sided gravity effects caused by the vertical… » 4/16/08 1:30pm 4/16/08 1:30pm

First Watch with All-Mechanical "Digital" Display (Verdict: Absolutely…

Looking at this limited-edition Di Grisogono Meccanica DG, you probably think it's a hybrid mechanical-digital watch. Well, chaps, you're wrong. Despite its appearance, the Meccanica DG is completely analog, comprising of 651 pieces and absolutely no digital parts or LEDs whatsoever. Video and pics after the jump. » 4/10/08 5:15am 4/10/08 5:15am