Watches

Summer is the best day in Finland, as the old proverb says. Should it be raining or, if you're lucky, the weather is hot and you decide to head to the beach to enjoy some summer sun and splashing...
Finnish watchmaker Stepan Sarpaneva is known for his high-quality wristwatches. The most recent novelty of the year was the S.U.F Helsinki Vetehinen -diver watch, which we wrote earlier. The limited edition (26 pieces per color) published in four different...
At the Experience of the Art of Watchmaking workshop, ten participants gathered to assemble Raymond Weil's mechanical wristwatch directed by Watch Service Finland's watchmakers, Mr. Jouni Pöllänen and Mr. Antti Kuitto. The first workshop was held in Hyvinkää Villatehdas...
Longines is a traditional Swiss watch manufacturer, whose image has been tarnished this past decade by a sort of lack-of-oomph, but which is seeing a resurgence - at least partly due to the continuing wake of the heritage boom....
We visited Breitling's booth at the Baselworld 2018, to have a look at the famous aviation watchmaker's novelties and their new heritage oriented brand. Many of the Breitling fans will surely be missing the wings and the anchor that was...
Famous Finnish watchmaker, Mr. Stepan Sarpaneva revealed today on Instagram his own inhouse movement, called Moonment. Sarpaneva promises that the phases of the moon complication is precise for the next 14000 years and the moon cycle can be build...
When speaking of watches, there is a tendency to equate them with Switzerland. This is quite natural, since the majority of the world's better known and respected watchmakers are indeed Swiss. The industry has, over the years, become dominated...

Brellum Duobox

Brellum is a Swiss company and watch brand, of whose origins and founder I wrote about earlier. This micro brand company's first watch offering carries the name Duobox, and is, in the maker's own words, a timeless dress chronograph....
The world contains two kinds of watch enthusiasts; collectors and users. This of course applies to a great many hobbies, my personal social circle for example contains collectors of cameras and photography equipment, and a few ex-collectors, who woke up...
Urho Kaleva Kekkonen (1900-1986), was the President of the Republic of Finland for 26 years between 1956-1982. Kekkonen was one of the most influential people in Finland’s recent past and his political and personal legacy are priceless beyond measure....