Watches July 2021
Blancpain's Ocean Commitment
The Rake’s Editor-in-Chief Tom Chamberlin underlines the strength of Blancpain’s leadership role when it comes to helping sustain the world’s oceans.
Watches February 2021
The Swiss house Blancpain used an endangered species, the Formosan clouded leopard, as inspiration for its latest Metiers d’Art masterpieces.
Style November 2017
Blancpain's Theory of L-evolution
Blancpain may be more well known for its classic Villeret or Fifty Fathoms lines, but since it entered the world of motorsport in 2009, the Swiss brand has become one of the more innovative watchmakers around.
Style June 2017
What to Wear on the French Riviera
The Côte D’Azur still boasts plenty of romantic charm — you just have to look harder these days to find it. When you do, here’s what to wear…
Style March 2017
Baselworld 2017: Horology Highlights
The Rake reports back from the biggest horology event of the year – the Baselworld Watch Fair. Find out which new models we’re keeping our eyes trained on.
Style July 2016
Wandering Hands: Five Truly Rakish Erotic Watches
Erotic watches are nothing new. The earliest can be traced back to the late 17th century, when the wealthy would commission painted or engraved scenes of a saucy nature
Style April 2016
Blancpain’s Le Brassus Minute Repeater Carrousel with Erotic Automaton is a prime example of how erotic timepieces can not only be titillating, but also veritable works of high art.
Style March 2016
The Finest Watches of Baselworld 2016
Here's a selection of timepieces that have caught our attention at Baselworld 2016.