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REVOLUTION WATCH

REVOLUTION WATCH Issue 35

REVOLUTION is a magazine that lives and breathes horology. Published in 7 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 quarterly 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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Country:
Singapore
Language:
English
Publisher:
Revolution Media Pte Ltd
Frequency:
Quarterly
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5 Issues

in this issue

7 min
great expectations

At Cartier, Black Lives Matter. “As a Maison, our creativity is nurtured and inspired by the diverse cultures of the world,” reads a statement from the brand accompanying a black square posted to its Instagram feed on June 2nd. “We find our own richness in this diversity, and we stand firmly against all forms of racism directed toward the Black Community. At this moment we are examining our own company to identify actions we can take that will result in real change. #BlackoutTuesday.” The French luxury brand was not the only watchmaker to express solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement on June 2nd (others included IWC Schaffhausen and the luxury group Kering, owner of Ulysse Nardin and Girard-Perregaux), but it was certainly among the few. It’s unclear how to interpret…

1 min
racer profile: jim clark

British race car driver, Jim Clark lived a short but accomplished life. He made his Formula 1 racing debut at the Dutch Grand Prix in 1960. He was 24 then and racing for Lotus. After witnessing some horrible accidents and deaths on the track, including being involved in one himself when the car and driver who collided into him were thrown into the air, his luck finally turned in the 1963 season when he won the Drivers’ World Championship. He won seven out of the 10 races that season and won Lotus their first Constructors’ World Championship. Clark’s record went unbeaten until 1984, by yet another legend, Alain Prost who matched the count. Ayrton Senna was able to break the record later in 1988 with eight wins. Jim Clark met with…

49 min
the master of neo-classical watchmaking — laurent ferrier

LAURENT FERRIER would become our bridge between the past and the present When discussing LAURENT FERRIER, I am brought to mind of Marcel Proust for a vividly evocative reason. According to the French novelist’s statement, “Style… is a revelation of a private universe which each one of us sees but which is not seen by others.” Deep inside Laurent Ferrier’s imagination, inchoate but present when he made his first pocket watch in 1968 and enriching itself to full maturity over his 37 years in a famous watchmaking maison, was a singular voice of immeasurable horological grace. When he did unveil this vision to the world with the launch of his eponymous brand in 2009, the watch that he created, the Classic Tourbillon Double Spiral, meaning double balance spring, triggered an incredible…

19 min
in conversation with: santa laura

One of the collectors I respect the most is @Santa_Laura. Because, for him, collecting has been a path of self-discovery and appreciation in its most authentic form. It would be easy to look at the seemingly endless cavalcade of horological riches, from gem-set Daytonas to Richard Milles in multiple colourways to bespoke engraved URWERKs and pièce unique Greubel Forseys, and imagine him to have simply assembled a “greatest hits” list of the world’s most desirable timepieces. But the reality is that quite the opposite is true. He has always pursued his affection for watches with a sincerity that in many cases vied with the common consensus or opposed prevailing trends. In many instances, the categories of watches that he had affection for — the aforementioned Daytonas, for example — were…

10 min
the evolution of the rolex steel submariner

There are dozens of waterproof dive watches available on the market and there have been since the early 1950s. However, if you asked 100 people to name a dive watch, I’m pretty sure that 90 plus of those asked would name the Rolex Submariner. Much more than a tool watch, the Submariner has become an icon of both horology and style. With or without a date, it’s a timeless classic that Rolex has slowly and gently revised over the years, yet is still as true to its DNA today as it was nearly 70 years ago. And this year, Rolex has given the line a tweak to include modifications to its case, movement and bracelet. So let’s take a look back at the Submariner’s roots as a timeless icon of…

5 min
technicolour dreams

First and foremost a jeweller, Harry Winston’s watchmaking division began long after the death of the eponymous founder, but the glorious timepieces created is very much in the DNA and legacy of the man himself. The Premier Collection came about in 1989, and was the company’s first ever watch collection. With its distinctive lugs that depict the three-arch entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon and its focus on métiers d’art, the Premier Collection remains the company’s most iconic collection, and has since its launch been designated as the series to showcase Harry Winston’s expertise in various artistic forms. Shown on this page is the highlight of the year: the Premier Majestic Art Deco Automatic 36mm. The magnificent piece clearly takes after the era that the watch is named after,…