FrontRunners: Vine Time

    Tsavorites arranged in the form of creepers, blue sapphires shaped like leaves, and pink sapphires representing flowers adorn the 18-karat-white-gold case and band of the $215,000 Charles Oudin Paris Full Amazone Curvex (www.charlesoudin.com). The gemstones are set among pavé diamonds in this timepiece from the Parisian watchmaker whose namesake and founder, an associate of Abraham-Louis Breguet at the end of the 18th century, was one of the pioneers of modern French horology.

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    The new timepiece has a fluid-based linear timekeeping display…
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    Computer-aided design is allowing watchmakers to push the boundaries of innovation...
    The watchmaker puts its skill in guilloche and damaskeening on full display…
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    Photo by Didier Gourdon
    The new watch has a tourbillon hidden by an automaton…