Watches

Located in General Motor’s original design center, Shinola’s factory in Detroit produces watches,...
This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 8, kicking off a 15-day festival in which Chinese communities around the world will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey . Every year...
Among luxury connoisseurs, the name Cartier is likely to conjure images of sumptuous jewels and classic 20th-century wristwatch designs, à la the iconic Santos and Tank models. But until recently,...
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...
Known for its plush setting, exclusive invite list, and top-of-the-line timepieces, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is the high-end watch industry’s annual coming-out party...
On-screen legend, the late Steve McQueen, set the standard for antihero movie stars of the late 20th century. A motorsports enthusiast of epic proportions both on- and off-screen—amassing a personal...
The C5 Malvern Slimline Square adds a stunning streamlined style to the popular Malvern range...
When the 26th annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens in Geneva on January 18, visitors will discover a streamlined layout “designed to promote a spirit of conviviality,”...
The new Breitling Exospace B55 connected chronograph takes the brand’s acclaimed aviation acumen to new heights. The Swiss manufacture’s first smart watch synchs traditional flight-focused...
Watchmaking is a de facto preserve for global handicrafts.
Microtechnology adds unprecedented complexity to artisan-crafted dials.
Glashütte Original democratizes its travel complication. “What we had in mind initially was to generate a new innovation that would express how people perceive traveling through [multiple time zones...
Out-of-the-box design allows Bulgari to squeeze a tourbillon into its thinnest dimensions ever. "When we sent the design for the Finissimo to our case maker, they called to tell us that we had...
Audemars Piguet’s latest perpetual calendar emphasizes hand-adjusted tradition. “The idea is to rework the traditional perpetual calendar in a more contemporary way,” declares Audemars Piguet’s...
H. Moser’s once-vaunted perpetual calendar is reengineered for the real world. When the results of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève were announced in 2006, most of the winners were well-...
Operating the signature feature of the Richard Mille RM 63-02 World Timer ( richardmille.com ) is a straightforward process. The rotating bezel on the $145,000 timepiece displays the names of major...
Christophe Claret reaches beyond mechanics to refine his acoustic watches. Though he had two decades of experience making acoustic wristwatches, Christophe Claret decided his efforts to create a...
Franck Muller leans on its in-house talent to push the limits of its tourbillon watches. For Pierre-Michel Golay, master watchmaker at Franck Muller Watchland, making a new wristwatch means setting a...
Reimagining the work of historical watchmakers becomes a modern industry.
Accuracy at Greubel Forsey is delivered as much through detail as perseverance and invention. It can be a traumatic experience to enter an international chronometry competition. In this biannual...
Ingenuity and dexterity mark the evolution of Patek Philippe’s split-seconds chronographs. “The difficulty in building split-seconds chronographs is right here,” says David Bonilla, Patek Philippe’s...
Prized as scientific instruments, the timepieces crafted for 18th-century astronomers were distinguished by precise escapements and uncluttered dials. The preferred layout was a central pivot for all...
De Grisogono’s Fawaz Gruosi has made a career out of challenging Swiss watchmaking norms. It was not the first time Fawaz Gruosi had been called crazy, nor would it be the last. A decade ago, while...
Why women’s mechanical timepieces are becoming more intriguing than men’s. One advantage that women’s watches enjoy over men’s offerings is an element of abandon: the same freedom of design that will...
A special-edition timepiece commemorates the Year of the Monkey in enchanting Harry Winston style…
Too flashy for most social situations and too large for all but the stoutest of wrists, Jacob & Co.’s Billionaire watch nonetheless inspires awe when seen in person. Much like Howard Hughes’s...
Having created a mechanism to match the flamboyance of its aesthetic reputation, Roger Dubuis may have decided that a wristwatch is too pedestrian a vehicle for its unusual Quatuor movement. It...
It has been a record-setting year in horologic history. Two watershed watches, the most complicated ever made and one of the highest priced , both debuted during the past 12 months. In addition,...
No longer solely the milieu of men, many of today’s complicated timepieces reflect a feminine refinement, each exquisite example imbued with an elegance and beauty that belies the complexity beneath...
When Girard-Perregaux made its first modern foray into minute repeating watches a few years ago, it did so using the well-regarded Fabrique du Temps movement. By marrying the complication to its...

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