Swiss Watchmaker

Acclaimed 19th-century automata from a private collection will be available once again as lots billed Swiss Mechanical Marvels Part II have been added to Sotheby’s Important Watches auction, to be...
“You can never be too rich or too thin.” Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, wasn’t referring to fine watchmaking when she uttered her famous quote, but she may as well have been. Ever since the...
Sure to be a sold-out hit, Zenith’s Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to The Rolling Stones watch commemorates a band who certainly has time on its side. Released to coincide with the iconic rock...
Exuding an elegant air of antiquity, the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronograph pays haute homage to its namesake, who cofounded the Swiss manufacture in 1875. Framed in an ethereally...
In the luxury-watch business, independence is a tricky thing to define. Does it refer to freedom from corporate rule? Or to a lack of reliance on outside suppliers? Most Swiss watch connoisseurs...
Fiona Kruger enlivens the Swiss watchmaking scene with her frightfully unconventional concepts. While attending a ­master’s-degree program in Switzerland, Fiona Kruger, a young Scottish design...
Developed completely in-house, the watch’s racecar roots keep its design on track…
The new De Bethune DB25 Quetzalcoatl is the latest addition to the Swiss watchmaker’s collection of horological homages to ancient culture, joining 2012’s Ninth Mayan Underworld and 2013’s DB25...
The three-dimensional wrist sculpture is set with some 23 carats of precious gems.
The new Girard-Perregaux Vintage 1945 Large Date, Moon-Phases watch is equipped with a transparent sapphire dial that permits full observation of its automatic movement.
Limited to just 2,000 pieces worldwide, the Breitling Transocean Chronograph Edition is a retro-styled timepiece.
Inspired by works of popular science fiction, MB&F has created the Starfleet Machine, a timepiece that would look more at home orbiting a planet than sitting on a desk.
The Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Gravity is the latest addition to the Swiss watchmaker’s Masterpiece Collection.
In 2004, the Swiss watchmaker Parmigiani Fleurier inaugurated its partnership with the supercar manufacturer Bugatti by introducing the Bugatti Type 370, an avant-garde wristwatch with a horizontally...
In an effort to promote ethical mining practices, Chopard has released the L.U.C. Tourbillon Qualité Fleurier Fairmined , the world’s first watch to be made from gold that has received Fairmined...
Blancpain’s classically inspired Villeret collection—named after the manufacture’s hometown in Switzerland—recently welcomed a new addition, the 2014 Villeret 8 Jours (from $28,900), which features...
This month, the Swiss watchmaker Arnold and Son revealed two new style variations for its ultrathin Instrument Collection UTTE series—which was first introduced at last year’s Baselworld watch and...
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...
With the new Vanguard collection, the Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller introduces a bold, sporty new design.
In its role as the official engineering partner of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team, the Swiss watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen has introduced two new race-themed additions to its Ingenieur...
Earlier this year, the Lucerne, Switzerland–based watchmaker Carl F. Bucherer introduced Pathos, a women’s timepiece collection that puts the manufacture’s jewelry-making capabilities on display.
Though the watches of DeWitt’s Twenty-8-Eight collection have featured their fair share of avant-garde design elements, the new Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon may be its most unconventional design yet.
The Swiss watchmaker Louis Moinet recently introduced a new series of timepieces that celebrates the world’s great cities, starting with New York and Doha, Qatar.
HYT, the Swiss watchmaker that made waves in 2012 when it released the world’s first watch that uses fluids to tell time, is back with variations of its H1 and H2 models.
Since becoming the CEO of the Swiss watch manufacturer Zenith in late 2011, Jean-Frédéric Dufour has overseen a dramatic shift at the LVMH-owned company. In the last two years, Zenith—whose...
Urushi, an ancient lacquer technique developed in Japan using tree sap, is the catalyst for Chopard’ s limited-run L.U.C XP timepiece ($24,290). The watch depicts a horse, inspired by the 2014...
In the years since Corum reengineered its famous Golden Bridge from the 1980s, that specially conceived, in-line movement has been implemented primarily in men’s watches, despite its airy grace. This...
Though it was one of DeWitt’s early designs, the case of Dame de Pressy is a shape that the company did not produce in large numbers. But when paired with a skeletonized movement, the resulting...

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