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The best of Baselworld

The industry is climbing out of a downturn thanks to innovative new models that went on show in Switzerland

How luxury watches smartened up their act

The latest generation combine smartphone technology with time-honoured craftsmanship

Paul Newman and his Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. PHILLIPS; KEYSTONE FRANCE VIA GETTY; GETTY

Paul Newman’s $17.8m Rolex is transforming the watch market

As prices head for the stratosphere, timepiece collectors are turning to other quality names

How to buy pre-owned watches

The timepiece market is booming… here’s how to find a bargain that will hold its value

Big Ben, 1959

Ding Dong!

In the 21st-century world of hand-held infotainment devices which pack more computing power than the space rockets of yore, the…

Maker’s marques

Back in the pre-war era, cars were invariably bought in the form of a naked chassis for which a specialist…

Clockwork culture

The watch world’s enthusiasm for selling products by linking them with dangerous sports is well known — diving, driving, flying,…

A very valuable wrist: Steve McQueen on the set of Le Mans wearing the Heuer Monaco

Track Times

It was a watchmaker called George Schaeren who first observed the intimacy between cars and watches. Way back in 1918,…