Watches

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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Bell & Ross’ Vintage collection hearkens to the 1940s, when watches were key instruments for pilots. The retro aviation spirit infuses the entire range, including two recent arrivals to the line...
John Simonian , owner of the Los Angeles–based watch retailer Westime, has written his first book, titled Timepiece Machines . In 300 pages and 200 photographs, it examines every aspect of the watch...
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...
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...
Despite its ongoing predilection for big, beefy Royal Oaks, Audemars Piguet’s legacy in ultrathin watches dates back to 1967, when the brand introduced its automatic Calibre 2120, one of the world’s...
From January 26 to February 11, Swiss watchmaker Blancpain will host an exhibition that celebrates its iconic Fifty Fathoms watch, a timepiece commissioned by the French Navy Seals in 1953, and the...
Matthew Norman’s L’Audacieuse table clock ($14,990) embodies the company’s evolution from a reproducer of traditional carriage and officers’ clocks to a manufacturer of resolutely modern timepieces...
Echoing the increasing influence of automotive design in fine timepieces, Buben & Zorweg’s Phantom Time Mover watch winder ($6,340) channels the spirit of a sporty roadster. The aluminum case is...
This holiday season, Panerai was inspired by the spirit of watches past to come up with the special-edition PAM 029 Luminor GMT ($7,400). Like the original model from 1998, this reintroduction is...
Geneva’s Roger Dubuis is now employing the latest micro-mechanical technology, but not in the way you might think. The interior of the company’s newest Excalibur 45mm Chronograph ($51,900) is a...
Wine writers have hailed 2005 as one of the best vintages of French Bordeaux in decades, if not longer. After maturing such exceptional wine, the 200-year-old oak casks used to age Château Latour...
With its parent company Richemont’s acquisition of Geneva manufacture Roger Dubuis in 2008, Cartier leveraged the facility’s location by adding workshops that enabled the Paris brand to attain the...
Audemars Piguet looks skyward and contemplates time from a celestial point of view with the extremely limited Special Edition Millenary Astrologia Perpetual Calendar for women ($100,200). As the...
From Roger Dubuis’ S.A.W. line, this new version of the EasyDiver houses a mechanical self-winding movement inside a 300-meter water-resistant case. The movement bears the Geneva Seal hallmark.
Patek Philippe's 6104 presents the sidereal time display originally created for the company's ultra-complicated Sky Moon Tourbillon. The star chart depicts the night sky above Geneva as it wheels...
Perhaps the most accurate timepiece the company has yet built, the Jules Audemars Chronometer builds on the previous learning the company has acquired with its new escapement design. The openwork...
Derived from the Sympathie line, this new version of the EasyDiver is a watch that combines sporting elegance and a high level of technical sophistication. The 18-karat rose-gold case with rubber...
Conceived by Dr. Ludwig Oechslin, Moonstruck is a graphical astronomic watch that depicts the relative positions of the Earth, moon and sun. The wearer can interpret not only the phase of the moon,...
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...
Designed as an homage to the watchmakers’ double tourbillon, the Invention Piece 1 uses an off-centered double tourbillon 30°, with the outer tourbillon 4-minute rotation indicator and inner...

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