Watch Collector

Spring Mix

Looking cumulatively at this year’s new-watch introductions, it might be tempting to declare that...

First Additions

Rotonde de Cartier Mysterious Double Tourbillon It is a rare thing when a watch company is able to...

Made to Measure

Horse racing became a modern sport on September 1, 1821. That afternoon, at the Champ de Mars in...

Inside Moves

When quartz technology proved its superior accu­racy in the late 1960s, the Swiss were forced to...

Conspicuous Complexity

At a conceptual level, a watch is very simple: A movement moves the hands to indicate the time on a...

Constructive Influences

Whether they know it or not, many luxury-watch enthusiasts have bought a watch designed by someone...

Glass House

Anita Porchet decided to become an enameler after watching her godfather craft enamel watch dials...

Finishing Lines

There was a popular saying in 16th-century Germany: If you want to make trouble for yourself, take...

Soft Touches

You will not find agreement among Swiss watchmakers as to what makes a good ladies’ watch, but both...

Highest Rung

Never has so much been performed by so many for so few. This perversion of Winston Churchill’s...

Spin Control

At this year’s Baselworld fair, the annual Swiss event where many of the world’s top watch brands...

Going Concern

Incessant intercontinental travel is a fact of life that separates our generation from those...