FrontRunners: Family Ties

    Though it includes nautical instruments in one section, diving equipment in another, and a functioning flight simulator in another, the new IWC Schaffhausen Flagship Boutique (www.iwc.com) in midtown Manhattan is neither as eclectic—nor as eccentric—as its decor might suggest. The various decorative objects represent what IWC calls its different families of watches: the yachting-oriented Portuguese collection, the Aquatimer diving watches, and the Pilot’s watches. Visitors to the boutique, which opened in April, can purchase the diving gear and most of the other decorations, as well as the timepieces.

    The new timepiece has a fluid-based linear timekeeping display…
    The new watch has multiple systems to ensure that its movement receives consistent power…
    Computer-aided design is allowing watchmakers to push the boundaries of innovation...
    The watchmaker puts its skill in guilloche and damaskeening on full display…
    The two back-to-back auctions will offer hundreds of unique designs…
    The new variation sports a dial crafted from a meteorite...
    Photo by Didier Gourdon
    The new watch has a tourbillon hidden by an automaton…
    The watch’s case is a mere 8.24 mm thick…
    Photo by Vincent Wulveryck/Cartier
    Jeweler Cartier innovative work combined Roman, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese elements with...
    On assuming his new position, Lambert lost little time in the development of new watches...