Men's Watches

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...
Bell & Ross, the brand known for drawing inspiration from the dashboard of the cockpit, has created a new limited edition Flight Instrument Collector’s box that encases six Flight Instrument...
The redesigned Ulysse Nardin Sonata Streamline travel watch ( www.ulysse-nardin.ch ) does more than just tell the times of day in your destination and in the location from which you departed. In...
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...
In offering a new annual calendar, Parmigiani Fleurier has updated its line with a popular complication—a calendar that needs adjustment just once a year—that lessens the complexity and cost of a...
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...
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...
Hublot ’s Oceanographic 4000 is the latest diver’s watch to push the limits of technology and rationality. Claiming a record for its ability to plunge down to 4,000 meters, the Oceanographic edges...
Fans of the unor­thodox will delight in the Hautlence HL2.0 ( www.hautlence.com ).The watch tells time with a retrograde half-moon minute counter and an advancing linear hour display that moves like...
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...
When Parmigiani Fleurier was asked by Bugatti Automobiles to create a special-edition watch to celebrate the final version of the automaker’s Veyron supercar, the request came with a catch:...
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...
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...
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...
Montblanc’s new Vintage Pulsographe ($47,200) is a pang of nostalgia for the 1930s, an era when chronographs were practical instruments. During that period, Minerva, whose Villaret-based manufacture...
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...
While focusing on the $555,000 price of Rafael Nadal’s Richard Mille RM 027 (310.205.5555, www.richardmille.com ) when he wore it during his three Grand Slam victories in 2010, the sports media...
The sudden discovery of an extensive cache of decades-old watch movements reminded horologist Claude Sanz of the painful divide that exists in the minds of watchmakers between the glory days before...
Boutique watchmaker De Bethune recently introduced the De Bethune DB 28 ( www.debethune.ch ), a watch that mixes the futuristic with the vintage. The $82,500 watch’s dial side displays the brand’s...
For performance-minded Richard Mille , the creation of an ideal golf watch was a matter of finding the right test pilot. And for sheer g-forces there was no better selection than PGA tour prodigy...
A propensity to corrode usually is not a selling point for a watch, but it is a compelling feature of the Panerai Luminor Submersible 1950 3 Days Automatic Bronzo 47MM ( www.panerai.com ). The dive...
IWC has updated its Portofino line with a hint of retro flair inspired by the dolce-vita days of the collection’s namesake village on the Italian Riviera. This year, IWC introduced four new models,...
Parmigiani Fleurier’s latest iteration of its dressy Tonda model is an advancement in both style and technical sophistication. Tonda 1950 ($16,900) is the company’s thinnest dress watch made to date...
With the new Amadeo 45 Chronograph Cambiano edition 2011 ($21,780), Bovet builds on its collaboration with famed Italian automotive design house Pininfarina. Design elements such as the blackened...
Vacheron Constantin’s groundbreaking Quai de l’Ile line-up has added a handsome new face with the Retrograde Annual Calendar. To power its new piece, Vacheron developed the Calibre 2460 QRA movement...
A minute repeater’s appeal usually rests largely on how well the watch sounds. But Audemars Piguet ( www.audemarspiguet.com ) obviously invested much effort in making its new Millenary Minute...
To enhance a timepiece’s beauty, the designers at Piaget not so simply reduce its size. "Our business is to create thin and very elegant men’s watches," says company CEO Philippe Léopold-Metzger. "...
Collectors probably will not mind that the new Greubel Forsey Invention Piece 2 ( www.greubelforsey.com ) contains a mechanism the Swiss watchmaker initially unveiled several years ago. After all,...
Apparently it is not enough that Richard Mille watches look different from other watches on the market. Richard Mille owners want their watches to look different from other Richard Milles. The new RM...

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