De Bethune’s latest watch models could be viewed as a bow to the modern, technical designs that now are in vogue among Swiss watchmakers.
While viewing the early renderings for Jean Dunand’s latest timepiece, Thierry Oulevay, the brand’s president, took note of the futuristic design’s ancient Egyptian undertones.
An interview with Nicola Bulgari cannot be contained to a q uestion-and-answer format. With his enthusiasm and candor he instantly engages me in an impromptu, fast-paced conversation.
Bulgari may be headquartered in Rome, but its watchmaking ambitions rival those of any Swiss brand.
Ulysse Nardin received an early, though not immediately apparent, head start in the watch industry’s recent technology race.
The minimalist Golden Bridge watch line from Corum (www.corum.ch) is exploring its extravagant side.
As Audemars Piguet advances mechanical watchmaking, the Le Brassus manufacture quietly continues to practice its established métier in jewelry watches.
George-Henri Meylan, Audemars Piguet’s mild-mannered CEO, says he never intended to supplant traditional Swiss design when he tasked the watchmakers at complication specialty house Renaud et Papi
Döttling Luxury Safes (www.doettling-safes.com), which restores antique safes while adding such features as wet bars
A watch manufacturer traditionally has demonstrated its mastery of the mechanical art by producing a grand complication, often a sober-looking piece that incorporates a chronograph, perpetual cale