Swiss Watchmaker

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...
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...
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...
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...
Girard-Perregaux has decided that the best way to update its rectangular and iconic Vintage 1945 model was to give it some curves. The roundness, however, is only apparent once you strap the new XXL...
The Swiss watch industry lost one of its most dynamic leaders on April 14 with the unexpected passing of Rolf W. Schnyder, CEO of Ulysse Nardin. Schnyder purchased the company, once one of...
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...

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