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Watches: Planetary Alignment

The new Graham Tourbillon Orrery celebrates the 300th anniversary of the Orrery, the tabletop mechanical planetarium that the Swiss watch brand’s namesake—London-based inventor, clockmaker, and horology pioneer George Graham—created in the early years of the 18th century, perhaps 1713. Graham made the solar-system model for Charles Boyle, the 4th Earl of Orrery. The invention was […]

Thumb Drive

  Nearly 15 years ago, a college professor told Eric Loth, founder of the Graham watch brand, that the fastest finger on the hand is the thumb. Loth, who had been looking for a way to differentiate his young brand, had been perusing archival footage of the 1968 Mexico City Olympics for stopwatch imagery. Similar […]