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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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9 min
founder’s note

BY THE TIME YOU READ THIS, IT WILL BE known the globe over that the world’s largest watch group, Swatch Group, has pulled out of the world’s biggest watch fair, Baselworld. And I would like to applaud and bow to the courage and conviction of Swatch Group’s CEO Nick Hayek for not allowing Baselworld to get away with the arrogance, ineptitude and greed it has perpetuated for decades. And what was the response from Baselworld? According to Rene Kamm, the unsurprisingly now-ex-Chairman of fair organiser MCH: “I hope that a successful edition of Baselworld in 2019 will motivate Swatch Group to again participate. I personally would be very pleased to hold constructive talks with Swatch Group.” But beyond all the corporate niceties the message is clear, singular and seared indelibly into…

2 min

CHRISTOPHER BECCAN Christopher Beccan is a freelance writer and photographer known for his fondness of vintage watches and whisky. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bexsonn.com – 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. In addition to his writing, he is also a photographer, working for watch brands, as well as auction house Watches of Knightsbridge. On page 32, we continue our series of articles comparing fine watches and whiskies. HELEN CRUDEN Growing up immersed in the equestrian world, Helen Cruden’s love of horses led to a second career as an equestrian writer and photographer. Specialising in polo, show-jumping and luxury lifestyle, Helen has expanded her portfolio to include illuminating and imaginative…

3 min
whisky hour: the glenlivet code & audemars piguet royal oak qp ceramic

CRACKING THE CODE: THE GLENLIVET In 2016, The Glenlivet introduced a limited-edition, non-age statement whisky that only reveals its name and nothing else, no cask finish info, no tasting notes and its matte-black bottle doesn’t even reveal its colour: The Glenlivet Cipher. A smart move from The Glenlivet, to get the consumers to fully engage with the spirit and embrace the whisky and all of its flavours, without any preconception, leaving the taster to form their own ideas of what they’re tasting. This year, Glenlivet has followed up that expression with another dubbed the “Glenlivet Code”, the third of a series, following the Alpha and the Cipher. Just like its predecessors, the Glenlivet Code has its own fully interactive microsite where you can try to decode what you’ve experienced. On the nose,…

1 min
the phillips singers

After a super-successful outing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July, Singer Reimagined landed in London for a watch and car showing at Phillips. Amid a great party atmosphere, Singer Vehicle Design debuted the new DLS car (above) in the stunning ground floor space of 30 Berkeley Square among the artwork of Carlos Cruz-Diez. On display alongside the Singer DLS were four Singer Reimagined Track 1 models (right), plus four watches consigned to Phillips: a platinum Patek Philippe 5004 with box and papers; a Rolex 6241 with black dial; a Rolex 6241 with white dial; and a gold Rolex 6263. Present at the event were Singer Reimagined CEO Rob Dickinson and designer Marco Borraccino, as well as Phillips International Specialist and Director of Watches, James Marks. Marks said: “It was an…

1 min
hublot celebrates summer

Few places have such detailed and rich narratives as the Côte d’Azur’s renowned Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc. Writers, actors, high-profile business people and royalty have all passed through its corridors, each adding character to the hotel’s Napoleon III-inspired walls. The establishment has even been immortalised in literature, as the inspiration behind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s fictional Hotel des Etrangers in Tender is the Night. While it was built more than a century ago, and has remained loyal to its roots as one of France’s grandes dames, Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc has also managed to stay relevant into the 21st century, with subtle modernisation as well as hosting events such as the Amfar Gala during the Cannes Film Festival each year. This ability to keep up to date, while respecting its heritage, is precisely what…

1 min
a new newman

Well, not new, but new to the market: Luxury pre-owned retailer Xupes has surprised those who assume the world has been combed for Rolex “Paul Newman” Daytonas. Perhaps that’s the general situation, but the star of the launch of the Xupes.com “Hard to Find” luxury range is a hyper-rare, “Paul Newman” Rolex Daytona 6264 with an estimated value of £1 million. Its allure is a combination of factors, including its perfect condition, a “lemon dial” and yellow-gold case and bracelet. Long the most coveted of Rolexes, “Paul Newmans” are hotter than ever thanks to the sale of the actor’s own Daytona for $17.8 million in 2017, and the effect has been to elevate the value of all others with the distinctive “exotic” dial. This one is believed to be only the fifth…