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.

    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…
    Photo by Vincent Wulveryck/Cartier
    Jeweler Cartier innovative work combined Roman, Egyptian, Indian, and Chinese elements with...
    The watch’s case is a mere 8.24 mm thick…
    The company’s signature mixture of technical and aesthetic watchmaking is on display in the Bovet...
    On assuming his new position, Lambert lost little time in the development of new watches...