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  1. Whether they know it or not, many luxury-watch enthusiasts have bought a watch designed by someone whose work was once thrown out of Switzerland’s most prestigious exhibition, the Montres et Bijoux...
  2. At a conceptual level, a watch is very simple: A movement moves the hands to indicate the time on a dial. The status quo for more than 500 years, this system seems so natural that it is difficult to...
  3. When quartz technology proved its superior accu­racy in the late 1960s, the Swiss were forced to turn their attention to the more luxurious aspects of mechanical timepieces, like design, decoration,...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. "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...
  8. 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...
  9. Women can count themselves fortunate that they need no longer choose between a dainty dress piece and a man’s watch that has been shrunken and ringed with diamonds. The best—we have selected four—...
  10. “The avant-garde has established itself,” says Urwerk designerMartin Frei. "We were not the only ones to do it, but we changed watches and we created a market." Frei’s partnership with watchmaker...

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