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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founder’s note

OK, BASELWORLD, I THINK WE CAN AGREE THAT SHIT DONE GOT REAL. After the mighty watchmaking juggernaut that is the Swatch Group pulled out of your fair, taking with it all 18 of its brands and creating a massive financial hole in your balance sheet, medium-sized companies like Raymond Weil and Corum have decided to follow suit, no longer seeing the value in a trade show that is at risk of becoming an anachronism. So, can we concur that it’s time for a change? Like Khabib Nurmagomedov jumping out of the cage at UFC 229 after finishing Conor McGregor, there’s got to be some dawning sense that you may have made a tactical miscalculation here. And as a beleaguered Desi Arnaz chastising his wayward spouse Lucille Ball says: “You got some’splainin…

2 min

Christopher Beccan is a freelance writer and photographer known for his fondness for vintage watches and whisky. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of a successful blog specialising in all things related to watches and “liquid gold”. Alongside his 9-5 and running Bexsonn, Christopher has written for Chrono24 and Fratello Watches and is also a photographer, working for a number of watch brands and auction houses that admire his unique style. On page 32, he introduces us to another fine watch and rare whisky pairing. Working for companies such as Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Breguet, watches became both a career and a passion for Adrian Hailwood. In 2011, he swapped retail for auctions, currently working as Senior Watch Specialist at Dreweatts 1759. Adrian provides watch expertise across the…

3 min
editor’s letter

THE DECEMBER 2018 EDITION OF REVOLUTION UK REPRESENTS THE end of our fifth year in the British market. Back in 2013, when Revolution’s Founder Wei Koh put his team together and placed us in a cupboard-sized office in Mayfair, few of us could have guessed how much we would grow in our first half-decade. Yet, today, here we are with a floor of offices that we share with our sister magazine, The Rake, going from strength-to-strength with each issue that is published. A measure of this strength has been the launch this year of our e-commerce platform and the introduction of several very successful watch collaborations. The latest pieces in this ongoing adventure are featured in the following pages. On page 84, we tell the story behind the stunning IWC Pilot’s…

3 min
whisky hour: highland park “the dark” & a. lange & söhne datograph up/down lumen

THE DARK: HIGHLAND PARK “THE DARK” The Highland Park distillery is steeped in history and stands on a hill overlooking Kirkwall, Orkney’s main town, on an area of common land long-known as the High Park of Rosebank. Established in 1798 as an illicit distillery, Highland Park describes itself as the most northern distillery in the world, and it creates some of the most tastebud-tingling Scotch whisky. The whisky is known for being rich with notes of honey, oranges, oak, with a slightly salty nature but most intriguingly, a touch of smoke/peat. This limited edition “The Dark” is to acknowledge the autumn/winter months on the Isle of Orkney. Quoting Völuspá’s The Poetic Edda verse 6, the inscription on the side of the casing reads: “Names then gave they to noon and twilight. Morning…

2 min
seamaster turns seventy

First released in 1948, Omega’s Seamaster is now a septuagenarian and, to celebrate the milestone, Omega took over historic Cliveden House in Berkshire for a day of celebrations and to champion Seamasters old and new. To mark the birthday, an array of historical models such as the “Dirty Dozen” watch shown far right, from Omega’s museum were on display. In addition, new models were shown, including two tributes to the 1948 original and four boutique-only watches. Both the Seamaster 1948 Small Seconds and the Seamaster 1948 Central Second (below) update the original by containing, respectively, the Master Chronometer movements 8804 and 8806. They feature stainless-steel cases that are water-resistant to 60m. Their casebacks are engraved with “SEAMASTER, LIMITED EDITION”, the Limited Edition number and “NAIAD LOCK”. The flat sapphire crystals are…

2 min
terrace time

Junghans is a brand that appreciates history on many levels, its watches recalling vintage cars, period chronographs and aesthetic themes of the between-the-wars years. The latest force to inspire the company is architecture, with the centenary of its distinctive Philipp Jakob Manz-designed factory. “Spectacular” is one of the adjectives used to describe this incredible edifice, a terraced building in Schramberg that is regarded as one of the most impressive industrial buildings in the world to be built on a sloping site. Its scale was necessitated by the size of the company: at the beginning of the 20th century, Junghans was the largest clock manufacturer in the world. Because demand for Junghans timepieces was so great, the company required more ample workplaces in crowded Schramberg. Noted industrial architect Manz designed a nine-stepped terraced…