Baja for Non-Tourists

Going Off the Grid and Underwater in Cabo Pulmo

Returning from Cabo Pulmo, I wondered why I surround myself with so much stuff and so many complications when my happiest moments are the exact opposite: living out of a backpack, following the rhythms of climate and culture, and turning off the phone.

When in Rome

The Calendar Watch, Explained

If you thought figuring out the Gregorian calendar, with its short months and leap years, was hard, try building a mechanical timepiece that will do it. Fortunately, watchmakers never shy away from a challenge.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: June 16, 2015

Two auctions, a piece of British aviation history, an IWC that's sailed around the world, a one-handed German, and your perfect summer watch.

Ticking Off the Week's News in Watches

This Week in Watches: June 2, 2015

If there's nothing that appeals to you in today's lineup, you're probably wearing an Apple Watch. We've got two classic divers, a pair of racing chronographs, a safari watch and a high flyer.

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Ticking Off The Week's News In Watches

This Week in Watches: May 26, 2015

Just in time for summer is a quiver of new sports watches: Omega's new regatta timer, Rafa's new tourbillon, Audemars Piguet's racing watch developed with Michael Schumacher and more.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: May 12, 2015

A new G-Shock colorway, IWC's foray into connected timekeeping, some Aussie leather and Bremont sponsors an American sailing team.

A Visit to Seven Fathoms Distillery

Beneath 42 Feet of Water, a Rum Comes of Age

At seven fathoms of depth, the effects of the currents, the rising and falling of the tides, the water pressure and the near-constant water temperature happen to be the ideal environment for aging rum.

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Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: April 28, 2015

This week, it's all about pilots -- those that fly and the watches built for them. Oh, and some tweed, a German chronograph and one watch that looks like a musical instrument.

Sheer Lunacy

The Moonphase Watch, Explained

A moonphase watch reminds us that we’re all just spinning through space on this pale blue dot, orbited by a glowing rock, mere cogs in a bigger clockwork. Here's how it works.

Ticking off the week's news in watches

This Week in Watches: April 7, 2015

Jaeger-LeCoultre's Ultra-Thin Moon, Breitling's first-ever in-house non-chronograph movement, IW Magazine's favorite watches from BaselWorld and more.

Two-timers

The GMT Watch, Explained

The GMT watch is brilliant not because of its complexity but because of its simple ingenuity. We’ve picked five of the best, and all of them are ready to hit the ground running.