Devon Works managed to win over die-hard collectors and become a finalist in the 2010 Geneva Grand Prix for the eye-catching and innovative design of its Tread 1 series of watches
Look closely at Breguet’s special-project pocket watches
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.
Having learned the craft of watchmaking at exactly the same time quartz technology was making his new skills obsolete, Dominique Loiseau probably had little notion his career would carry
“The avant-garde has established itself,” says Urwerk designerMartin Frei.
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.
At first glance, the unusual function of Le Temps Suspendu ($19,400 for the steel version shown), which is capable of stopping time on command, might seem less than practical.
A grand complication watch’s ability to fire the imagination is far more important to the wearer than any of its individual functions, which is why so many enthusiasts find Dominique Loi
With each new watch seemingly more complicated than the last, the timepieces from premier diamond house Graff illustrate how nothing is impossible in Swiss watchmaking, provided y
In addition to telling time, the Christophe Claret 21 Blackjack (www.manufactureclaret.com) watch features a blackjack game
Collectors probably will not mind that the new Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2 (www.greubelforsey.com) contai
Jean Dunand’s latest GMT tourbillon chronograph, the expansive $460,000 Jean Dunand Palace (www.jeandunand.com),
Maximilian Büsser & Friends’ Horological Machine No4 Thunderbolt (HM4) is unusual but not unexpected: Outlandish designs are precisely what propelled Büsser’s 5-year
Time can be a nemesis, even occasionally for those who spend their professional lives mastering it.
‘‘This is really the first time we have used the movement as an important part of the design of the watch," says Chopard copresident Karl-Friedrich Scheufele of Engine One, one of four new timepie
Admiral’s Cup Tides 48 features phases of the moon, tide levels and timing, and tide height, current strength, and water height by factors of 25.