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  1. Horse racing became a modern sport on September 1, 1821. That afternoon, at the Champ de Mars in Paris, the finish times of competitors were recorded for the first time ever on a newly invented...
  2. Long considered a byword for classical but technically soporific dress watches, Breguet has shaken off its torpor in the last few years with a host of innovative complications and designs. It seems...
  3. An obsession with original development—even before the brand really possessed the capacity to do such things—led Carl F. Bucherer to install its first autonomously developed mechanism not on the...
  4. Techniques Horlogères Appliquées, received word that his longtime client, Carl F. Bucherer, would be acquiring his Legnau-based firm. Besides altering his employment status, the buyout put a new cast...
  5. "This was very big work," sighs Fabrizio Stigliani, the Italian director of Bulgari’s watch-design department, now transplanted to Switzerland. His expression, which suggests a large weight has been...
  6. Rather than produce yet another decorative dragon motif or similar theme aimed at the growing Chinese watch market, Blancpain has had the good sense to turn the Chinese lunar calendar over to its...
  7. “If you erase the logo, every Swiss dress watch is the same,” complains Fabrizio Stigliani, who heads the watch-design department at Bulgari. “They are all round, with the same lugs and hands. I want...
  8. The new Bovet Amadeo Fleurier 46 Rising Star ( www.bovet-fleurier.ch ), the Swiss firm known for its riffs on the pocket watch–themed wristwatch has seemingly packed all of its most popular features...
  9. To the contemporary eye, a pocket-watch case may seem an overly discreet form of housing for a mechanism as magnificent as a grand complication. Yet there is nothing modest about Cartier’s $625,000...
  10. Instead of adorning its timepieces with precious stones, Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet uses dials made of polished stone for its Treasures of the World Collection ( www.louismoinet.com ). Australian...

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