The tourbillon turned from an ingenious device to fight gravitational errors into a place holder for fine watchmaking of inflationary abundance. We’ll attempt to highlight its highs and lows, and discuss its future

The one (and only!?) big watch industry show – Watches & Wonders 2021 – has just concluded. ‘the eclecticum’ considered what we saw, and there’s a few noteworthy developments to share – on a meta level

The venerable El Primero gets a first substantial upgrade (Cal. 3600) in 5 decades: 1/10 of a second, more autonomy, conventional crown positions, and revised chrono mechanics, clothed in a new old dress – ´Chronomaster Sport`

For its first novelty in 2021, the Chronomaster Revival A385, Manufacture Zenith looks once more back into its history

Thoughts on the future of the brand, the importance of retailers, & a jealous wife!

How to define the very best in watchmaking? the eclecticum looks beyond in-house and finishing…