Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea captured the imagination of Fabrice Gonet, who read the novel as a boy at his grandfather’s home in Switzerland.
The tourbillon mechanism was invented more than 200 years ago to diminish gravity’s effect on a watch’s precision.
Veteran NFL linebacker Donnie Edwards once stayed up all night changing the straps on his 20 or so Panerais.
Four years ago, 33-year-old Stefan Ihnen, a movement development engineer at IWC in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, faced the most daunting technical challenge of his career: creating the company’s fir
Not content with merely selling the wares of German watch manufacturers, the Hamburg-based retailer Wempe (www.wempe.com) has joined them.
With each America’s Cup have come a number of sailing-themed timepieces; watchmakers like to associate their efforts with that competition because both feed on leading-edge technologies.
The Van Cleef & Arpels Centenary (800.822.5797, www.vancleef.com), a limited edition of 100 complicated pieces ($39,500)
Harry Winston Rare Timepieces (800.988.4110, www.harrywinston.com), an 18-year-old company, may lack the heritage and mo
As a relatively young company, albeit one with a storied history, A. Lange & Söhne (800.