Musical Watch (Repeaters, Alarms and Sonneries)

The freewheeling, improvisational nature of jazz music may seem at odds with the precisely arranged mechanisms used in watchmaking, but Ulysse Nardin has managed to bring both worlds together with...
Watches are not the only finely wrought object to possess a history of 18th-century geniuses:
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...
Every spring, most of the major Swiss watch brands unveil their new product innovations for the year at BASELWORLD. After several days of reviewing new models from the top brands, Robb Report ’s...
While showcasing a new complication, the Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater ( www.jaquet-droz.com ) also pays homage to the work for which the boutique Swiss watchmaker’s founder initially gained renown. The...
"Listen to it while it’s on your wrist," says Hublot chairman Jean-Claude Biver of the company’s King Power Cathedral Minute Repeater Tourbillon. Though obviously meant to be worn, acoustic watches...
Over the last few years, Giulio Papi has transformed the exclusive complicated versions of Audemars Piguet’s Millenary models into showcases for his personal passion: movement finishing. The latest...
Unlike so many of Patek Philippe’s men’s watches, the brand’s latest series of women’s complicated timepieces will spend more time on their owners’ wrists than in their safes—or at least they should...
One of the last initiatives of Luigi “Gino” Macaluso, the respected CEO of Girard-Perregaux who passed away last year, was to institute a program for the development of chiming watches. This most...
While minute repeater construction is a subjective art form at some companies, at Jaeger-LeCoultre it is absolutely a science. The Vallée de Joux manufacture can produce sheaves of research results...
The GIFT A one-of-a-kind version of Louis Vuitton’s new Tambour Minute Repeater. A three-night stay in Switzerland for two people, with accommodations in Geneva and La Chaux-de-Fonds. An exclusive...
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...
The F.P. Journe Minute Repeater Souveraine is a much more modest timepiece than its celebrated older sibling, the Grande Sonnerie Souveraine. But to compare the bells and whistles of these two...
Although you can buy this watch only as a set with two of the company's other high complications, the Grande Sonnerie is still a collectible achievement in musical watchmaking. The watch is capable...