Watches

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...
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...
It might be easy to overlook DeLaneau, given the company’s size and limited distribution network. Yet the superlative quality of its watches keeps this small Geneva-based operation on the radar...
Set with diamonds and gemstones, the Dior Christal Tourbillon transforms what was a fashion design into one of the most balanced jeweled complications made in years.
In 2005, Parisian jewelry house Van Cleef & Arpels presented its Midsummer Night’s Dream high-jewelry collection depicting impish fairies rendered in sparkling gems. A year later, the brand...
According to Hélène Poulit-Duquesne, Cartier International’s watch marketing director, the original idea for the Cirque Animalier de Cartier emerged from an exercise in creative free sketching by the...
For the first time, Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel have moved from their customary finishing technique to an openwork format, and the results are spectacular. This watch displays an innovative...
The L.U.C. Chrono One comes in a 42-mm case and is limited to 100 pieces in white gold. A brand-new automatic chronograph movement, L.U.C. 10 C is an integrated double-pusher column-wheel chronograph...
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...
This is a limited-edition chronograph with split-second feature based on a Valjoux 7753 movement. Inside Information: The Admiral’s Cup name is sanctioned by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) in...
Admiral’s Cup Tides 48 features phases of the moon, tide levels and timing, and tide height, current strength, and water height by factors of 25. Inside Information: The Admiral’s Cup name is...
The Van Cleef Arpels Jour/Nuit does not display hours and minutes in a conventional way. Rather, its dial—a rotating disk surfaced in aventurine—depicts a sun in yellow sapphires resting opposite a...
Building on its signature Queen of Naples case, Breguet has released a small, shaped sonnerie movement that chimes the hours in passing. It is a beautifully feminine matching of design and haute...
The Altiplano, a signature style for Piaget, has evolved to include a sweep seconds hand at 10 o’clock and a 40mm dial. The watchmaker is also offering a limited-edition rose-gold model with a...
Presenting the company's first in-house chronograph movement, the UNICO is a milestone for Hublot, made visible under a lattice dial.
The Patek Philippe Calatrava 5196 was originally launched in 1932. Although the style has remained the same, the modern updates include a larger case size and a yellow-gold dial. Inside Information:...
Patek Philippe's long-awaited in-house lateral clutch chronograph movement is finally made available inside a man's watch. With sweeping bridges, levers, and reset hammers, this piece epitomizes the...

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