REVOLUTION is a magazine that lives and breathes horology. Published in 8 countries in a wide range of languages, REVOLUTION is an integrated lifestyle title that celebrates the mechanical watch as the primary tool for self expression. REVOLUTION covers all aspects of watchmaking and the watch industry, from the vibrant personalities who inhabit this rarefied sphere to exquisite timepieces that exemplify the pinnacles of craftsmanship, technology and hallowed tradition. For the individual who appreciates the finer things in life, REVOLUTION is a paean to the one true luxury in this world — time. In addition to our magazine - The new In Time: Special Annual Edition is the ultimate resource for the latest watches filtered through the editorial lens of Revolution. A must-have for any collector, our In Time: Special Annual Edition guide provides an alphabetical listing and highlighting the latest current releases that push the boundaries of technology, artistry, and style. Inside Revolution's global editors make their predictions for the most exceptional, most important, most trend-worthy, while top retailers provide the latest market perspective.

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5 min
founder’s note

One surprising takeaway from the last year and a half is that people have been buying watches like crazy. Seriously, like they were going out of style. So, of course, the question is, why? Part of it is that people have gotten it in their heads that watches are probably the best appreciable assets around. I’m not arguing. With interest rates at an all-time low, putting your money in the bank the way our parents did is not going to even keep up with the rate of inflation. Sure, there are other categories of fun appreciable assets. Your vertical of Coche-Dury Corton Charlemagne is only fun if you drink it. Same for whiskeys; ditto pre-Castro cigars. Cars have been on a rampaging rise in value. But cars are seriously high maintenance.…

1 min

Ross Povey The founder of, Ross Povey is regarded as the world’s leading expert on vintage Tudor watches. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Revolution magazine in the UK. He has contributed to influential horological publications including The Telegraph, The Rake, Watchonista and Hodinkee, and is the co-author of the book Daytona Perpetual, a celebration of the automatic Rolex Daytona released through Pucci Papaleo Editore. Ross is also an international speaker and regularly hosts watch events in the UK and Europe. Barbara Palumbo A watch and jewellery writer, Barbara Palumbo is also the mastermind behind the insightful and humorous web publications Adornmentality and What’s On Her Wrist. Barbara is also a speaker, podcaster, and regularly moderates panels within the trade. She’s vocal about watches, gems, politics, all of which come in large doses…

19 min
watches & wonders 2021… & more

Twenty Twenty, the greatest global pandemic we’ve collectively experienced in our lifetimes has, in the words of Cartier’s CEO Cyrille Vigneron, been “the great revelator” — a seismic event that has separated the wheat from the chaff. Strong brands whose trajectories were already meteoric only got stronger, in particular as they had already embraced social media in all its myriad forms from Instagram to Clubhouse. But what was crucial was that the brands were making pure, unadulterated and focused expressions of what they do best. Vigneron explains, “Some brands that have been true to themselves and that have focused on iconic designs have done well. Others that have strayed too far away from who they are have done less well.” It also means that the brands that succeeded listened to…

5 min
octo redux

When I first set eyes on the Bvlgari Octo Finissimo back in 2014, I was blown away by the sheer audacity of this timepiece. While today it’s clear that the ultra thin integrated sports watch category is one of the most hotly contested, this wasn’t the case at the time. In fact, you could say that Bvlgari broke this category open and gave it a far greater sense of contemporary relevance. But to me, what was incredible was that the Octo Finissimo could only be the result of uniting case making, dial making, movement making and, later, bracelet making to create a watch that the world had never seen before. Future historians will therefore look back at 2014 as a parallel of 1972, when Gérald Genta introduced the world to…

10 min
at face value

Much has been said about the indisputable elegance of the Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ageless icon that turns 90 this year. Indeed, in a world obsessed with stainless steel sports watches, the Reverso has etched its place amongst the horological pantheon with its versatile and deceptively simple swivelling case. The origins of the Reverso can be traced to a polo match in India in the 1920s, when some officers of the British colonial army challenged Swiss businessman César de Trey to create a watch robust enough to endure the rigours of a polo match. De Trey brought this up with Jacques-David LeCoultre and Edmond Jaeger, the masters of micromechanics, who had already established their proficiency in miniaturisation with the Duoplan watch in 1925. A tough row to hoe, the task was finally accomplished with…

2 min
doing the math

Montblanc’s Villeret facility — the historical home of Minerva — has long been home to some of the finest, traditionally made chronograph movements in Switzerland. In April this year, the brand has announced a new calibre, the Calibre MB M14.08 that offers a fresh take on the 1940s Calibre 48, which was based on mathematical principles and used in the Minerva Pythagore. Mathematics was never my particular strong suit in school, but I don't need to be across sin, cos and tan to appreciate the very real, non-abstract beauty of this watch and its movement. Before we talk about the dial side, let’s jump into the calibre. Based on the Minerva calibre 48 designed by Andrey Frey and built in accordance with the Golden Ratio attributed to Pythagoras, the new Calibre…