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The word traditional is not the first descriptor that comes to mind when considering the Legacy Machine No. 2, a watch that has twin balance wheels beating beneath a raised set of flying buttresses...
The most recent addition to Jaquet Droz’s Grande Seconde collection, the Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel, updates the 12-year-old line both mechanically and visually.
Since its founding 12 years ago, the Swiss watchmaker De Bethune has distinguished itself in the world of haute horology by cultivating an aesthetic that emphasizes sleek, futuristic designs.
For decades, the boutique manufacturer Christophe Claret has produced movements for some of Switzerland’s most prominent watch brands.
Since its founding in 1995, the Geneva-based watchmaker Roger Dubuis has had an on-again, off-again relationship with its namesake.
At the 2014 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva (January 20 to 24), the watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre introduced the latest addition to its renowned Grande Reverso series, the Grande...
For the first time, Roger Dubuis has created its Tourbillon Skeleton timepiece in a 42 mm case. Roughly 35 percent slimmer than previous models and lighter in weight...
The 167-year-old Swiss watch manufacturer Ulysse Nardin opened its first stand-alone boutique in New York City at the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park. This marks the brand’s third boutique in the...
Watches are not the only finely wrought object to possess a history of 18th-century geniuses:
The new Patravi ScubaTec chronometer is equipped with a hardy 44.6 mm stainless-steel case and a sapphire crystal that is nearly 4 mm thick…
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 recall the clip design of...
Omega has issued a limited-edition version of its 1969 Seamaster Bullhead chronograph—one the brand’s most sought-after timepieces—with a new automatic movement. The new Co-Axial calibre 3113...
Look closely at Breguet’s special-project pocket watches
Time is best when shared, according to the Swiss watchmaker Montblanc , which has released a limited run of 58 pairs of his-and-hers watches—available only as a set ($103,200)—with matching dials...
Louis Moinet received a lot of attention in 2010 for its $4.5 Million Meteoris series, which featured slices of meteorites on four limited-edition watches. Now the boutique watchmaker is at it again...
Audemars Piguet has packed three complications—a tourbillon, chronograph, and minute repeater—into a 47-millimeter case that was inspired by the brand’s early-20th-century pocket watches. The...
The Geneva-based watchmaker Bedat & Co. has made a leap toward premium watchmaking with its new diamond-encrusted women’s model, the Extravaganza Ref. 327 ($272,500). The one-of-a-kind timepiece...
Unlike many re-creations of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s past work, Breguet’s highly popular Queen of Naples model should more properly be considered an interpretation of the original. The actual...
Hermès , the French luxury-goods brand that began as a saddlemaker, has elevated the simplicity of a leather strap into an art form. Each strap is selected from a candy store of exceptional materials...
Timed with the company’s 180th anniversary this year, Jaeger-LeCoultre has unveiled the Jubilee Collection, which celebrates some of its best historic timepieces in striking new variations. Inspired...
Montblanc has introduced the newest model in its Nicolas Rieussec chronograph collection, which launched five years ago boasting a rotating disc in the place of hands to measure the hour. The new...
Collectors will remember the city of Venice as the inspiration for the Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin ’s famous San Marco minute repeater. This year, the company’s newest limited-edition minute...
The career of Sandrine Stern, design director at Patek Philippe , spans a period when the traditional Geneva manufacturer transformed itself into a viable, if not enviable, maker of women’s watches...
Many women can relate to being sometimes underestimated merely because they are attractive. The same can be said of their watches, particularly when jeweled. Their flashy, high-fashion qualities...
As far as I’m concerned, no one knows I design watches for Hermès,” says Henri d’Origny, the brand’s top designer since 1958. “There are no prima donnas here. No one is saying, ‘I want to be a star...
The striking Golden Bridge watch, first unveiled by Corum nearly 35 years ago, has been reimagined with a ceramic case. The black ceramic case is a technical feat for the brand, requiring a labor-...
The Hermès Dressage watch—which pays homage to the brand’s roots as a saddlemaker with equestrian references including lugs designed like stirrups and saddle-stitched black alligator straps—debuted...
Known for its eclectic themes and technically creative designs—which have included moon dust and metal from the wreck of the Titanic — Romain Jerome is looking to the future for its next timepiece...
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. In place of the modern...
"If you think about it," muses Montblanc’s Dimitri Cabiddu, "our entire factory is no larger than the prototype department at a major brand. In fact, that is exactly what gives us so much freedom."...

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