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The Sound of Time

What the Hell Is a Minute Repeater Watch?

Repeater watches occupy a special place in the hearts of watch enthusiasts. Despite their obsolescence, they're enjoying a bit of a renaissance.

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Two-Timers

This Is How a GMT Watch Works

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.

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.

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.

It's Complicated, Vol. 1

The Chronograph, Explained

While most of us won’t time anything beyond a boring meeting or boiling eggs, a chronograph is all about readiness, potential and the human interaction with a micro-engineering marvel -- not to mention the rare opportunity to stop time.