Watches are not the only finely wrought object to possess a history of 18th-century geniuses and 19th-century technical development and industrialization in Switzerland.
Carl F. Bucherer released its first diver’s watch just in time for the holidays.
Perrelet has added the first chronograph to its well-known Turbine collection that transforms the company’s patented double-rotor movement into a visually arresting turbine-blade
The word traditional is not the first descriptor that comes to mind when considering the Legacy Machine No.
The Florentine pen maker Visconti didn’t stray too far from its roots when it designed its first watch collection, which features dials flanked by bold swooping bridges that recal
While the boats in the 34th America’s Cup may struggle to make the starting line, watches dedicated to sailing, and racing in particular, have arrived in greater numbers than ever before.
Finely decorated vintage movements attracted a small group of enthusiasts to the tiny watch manufacturer Dubey & Schaldenbrand during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Louis Moinet’s Derrick Tourbillon, a limited edition of 12 watches ($280,000), seems expressly designed for a specific customer who owes his fortune to the blessings of petroleum.
Vacheron Constantin has reimagined its classic men’s Overseas sport watch in a sparkling women’s version set with more than 600 diamonds at a total weight of 2.5 carats.
The following is one in a series of impressions taken at BaselWorld 2013, one of the Swiss watch industry’s most important venues for introducing new models.
With a delicate, cushion-shaped case reminiscent of the 1920s, Glashütte Original’s new women’s-watch collection has a distinctly feminine edge.
Chanel’s first timepiece, the Première, was unveiled in 1987.
Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the firm’s original diver’s watch, Blancpain’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe can dive to new depths: It is water resistant to 1,000 feet.
Every spring, most of the major Swiss watch brands unveil their new product innovations for the year at BASELWORLD.
Famous for its large-scale builds for serious watch collectors, the watch-winder manufacturer Orbita has unveiled a modern unit for those with slightly smaller troves of high-end
Like many Swiss brands in recent years, the American jewelry and watch brand David Yurman has radically altered the look of its Classic watch model by completely clothing it in bl
The legendary French crystal maker Lalique has teamed up with the Fleurier, Switzerland–based watchmaker Parmigiani to produce a limited series of desk clocks ($9
Part of the unique symbiotic relationship between Italian watchmaker Panerai and its base of obsessive collectors is a play upon the sometimes obscure details of its manufacturing history.
Created by a watchmaker with a penchant for designing cases and movements after racecar components, the Richard Mille RM036 Tourbillon G-Sensor Limited Edition Jean Todt (
While there is nothing unusual about a watch company CEO creating special-edition timepieces based on a personal passion, the idea came as a complete surprise to the executives of the Taito and Na
The Geneva-based boutique watchmaker Laurent Ferrier has established a long-term partnership with Meissen Italia, a subsidiary of the venerable German porcelain maker, to create l
Devotees of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival might consider bidding on the one-of-a-kind Portuguese Automatic that IWC has offered in support of the event.
While from the front it looks like an archetypical Franck Muller Curvex model, a look at the back of the new Cintrée Curvex 7 Day Power Reserve ($23,200) reveals a surprise.
Philippe Marti seems a little uncomfortable as he shows off the ceramic production operations at G. & F. Chatelain SA.
"If you think about it," muses Montblanc’s Dimitri Cabiddu, "our entire factory is no larger than the prototype department at a major brand.
Given its racy good looks and ease of construction, it is small wonder that carbon fiber has been used in more varied ways in watches over the last two decades than any other material.
While showcasing a new complication, the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater (www.jaquet-droz.com) also pays homage to the
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of its explosively successful J12 watch, Chanel has released a limited-edition model that builds on the attitude of the original.
Having produced several versions of its highly recognizable four-counter in-line chronograph, the Swiss watchmaker Eberhard has now released a model designed for pure durability.
When the Swatch Group announced its acquisition of Harry Winston in mid-January, it came as a surprise to most industry insiders, and the move may have important consequences for