Watches May 2020
Pocket Guide: George Bamford
Originally featured in Issue 52 of The Rake, George Bamford, the creator of Bamford Watch Department and the son of JCB chairman Lord Bamford, turns luxury timepieces into customised works of art.
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.
Craft November 2017
Jaquet Droz: Enamel Instincts
Jaquet Droz’s mastery of the art of grand feu enamelling has wowed regal horological enthusiasts for centuries. Make no mistake: Jaquet Droz is for the man who, with his safe full of Pateks and Cartiers, seeks something rare and remarkable.
Style October 2017
James Bond's Greatest Watches
From seminal mechanical watches to innovative digitals, The Rake examines 007’s finest timepieces.
Style August 2017
Pocket Guide: Hodinkee's Benjamin Clymer
Benjamin Clymer might be the founder of the horology website Hodinkee, but his style game doesn’t end with a watch – or even 50 of them.
Style August 2017
Richard Mille Watches: The Billionaire's Masonic Handshake
With reverence for heritage tempered by a healthy disdain for the outmoded and unique, this maverick watchmaker has achieved a standing among the gods of horology by working in almost total opposition of the craft’s traditions.
Style July 2017
Invest: The New Rolex Cellini Moonphase
Earlier this year, Rolex revealed its much-anticipated moonphase complication, resulting in arguably the most elegant timepiece in the Cellini collection.
Looks July 2017
Riviera Rallye Style with Alexander Kraft
Get your hands on what The Rake and Alexander Kraft wore at this year’s inaugural Sotheby’s Rallye in the French Riviera.
News June 2017
Introducing Bell & Ross's 2017 Vintage Collection
Bell & Ross’s Vintage models are dream “mash-ups” of the best in period design, and the latest collection is their finest yet.
Style May 2017
The Time Is Now: Panerai Luminor Due 3 Days Acciaio
Panerai has introduced a slimline version of their fabled Luminor diving watch, making it arguably the ultimate depths-to-desk timepiece.
Style April 2017
Night Out: Cartier's Drive Extra Flat
George Cramer goes hands on with the most talked about watch from Cartier at SIHH 2017: The Drive de Cartier Extra Flat.
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.