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The current CEO of the Geneva-based watch brand Romain Jerome, Manuel Emch, describes his company in the years before he was hired as "some kind of design-and-marketing laboratory." Under its former...
The modern, high-speed, catamaran-driven version of the America’s Cup has imposed many changes on the complex rules of sailboat racing, but it has not reduced the vital importance of winning the...
Instead of adorning its timepieces with precious stones, Swiss watch brand Louis Moinet uses dials made of polished stone for its Treasures of the World Collection ( www.louismoinet.com ). Australian...
To the contemporary eye, a pocket-watch case may seem an overly discreet form of housing for a mechanism as magnificent as a grand complication. Yet there is nothing modest about Cartier’s $625,000...
Manufacture d’horlogerie Breguet celebrates the 200th anniversary of the creation of the world’s first wristwatch, which it produced for the queen of Naples, Napoléon Bonaparte’s sister, with a...
As Aston Martin reconsiders its AMR-One LMP1 sports car racing project, Jaeger-LeCoultre ’s new AMVOX5 World Chronograph LMP1 ($20,900) continues waving the green flag. Engineered with an easy-to-...
Chopard’s fifth limited-edition Jacky Ickx watch was developed with input from its namesake racing legend to evoke the spirit of classic car racing. The Jacky Ickx Edition V ($11,140) pays tribute to...
Nearly 80 international designers and artists, including Damien Hirst and Maarten Baas, created their expressions and interpretations of the concept of time for a Panerai -sponsored exhibit, “O’Clock...
"It is inconceivable that a man with my professional background and experience would not jump into it," says Hublot technical director Mathias Buttet. "He would be crazy not to fall in love with it...
After teaming up last year to celebrate Ermenegildo Zegna ’s centennial, the Italian fashion house has paired yet again with acclaimed Swiss watchmaker Girard-Perregaux, this time to release the new...
Vacheron Constantin watches first arrived on American shores in 1832, but it wasn’t until this year that the brand opened its first boutique in the United States, in New York City. Vacheron marked...
Far from the fir forests and green valleys of Switzerland’s ValléedeJoux, A. Lange & Söhne remains steadfast to the traditions and values of German watchmaking: straightforwardness, modesty, and...
With the Patek Philippe 5170 Chro­nograph (212.218.1240, www.patek.com ) ,the company has significantly upgraded the lateral-clutch chronograph, a design that has been valued for its beauty and...
While complicated pieces usually steal the spotlight, models such as those in the Vacheron Constantin Métiers d’Art La Symbolique des Laques (877.862.7555, www.vacheron-constantin.com ) show that art...
When Breguet sought to add a high-level complication to its successful Reine de Naples ladies’ watch model, its development team looked to the original watch made two centuries before. Commissioned...
Collectors have only recently elevated Van Cleef & Arpels to the rank of serious watchmaker; yet the revered jeweler now combines inventive movement-making with its own distinctive artisanship to...
The Bovet Fleurier Ottanta (786.787.0363, www.bovet.com ) , a timepiece commissioned by Pininfarina to mark the 80th anniversary of the Italian design studio’s founding, showcases the watchmaker’s...
Led by movement developer Carole Forestier, Cartier has exceeded expectations for its initial watchmaking efforts by not only completing the basics on its own but also creating original and...
The design of the Chopard L.U.C. Engine One (800.246.7273, www.chopard.com ) might be more elaborate than those of Chopard’s other L.U.C. watches, which match the reserved demeanor of company...
Echoing the increasing influence of automotive design in fine timepieces, Buben & Zorweg’s Phantom Time Mover watch winder ($6,340) channels the spirit of a sporty roadster. The aluminum case is...

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