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...
Over the years, De Bethune CEO David Zanetta and technical director Denis Flageollet have driven the company’s designs toward a more futuristic style and, in doing so, have redefined what a...
Although it carries a tourbillon escapement and perpetual calendar, the real attraction of the 2755 is the new minute-repeater mechanism with silent regulator. Finally, Vacheron Constantin's movement...
The Vacheron Constantin Quai de l’le represents one of the 254-year-old company’s most dramatic bursts of creativity to date. The timepiece breaks ground in several areas, but most notably in its...
Celebrating 20 years in business, the famous behind-the-scenes complication specialist has released a watch under his own name. In addition to the rubberized tractor hour and minute displays, the...
The Luminor Chrono Daylight is distinctively Panerai with its signature crown protector. Water-resistant up to 100 meters, it features automatic mechanical, Panerai OP XII caliber, base Valjoux 7753...
The 5207 Grand Complication features the base movement from the firm’s 3939 minute repeater/tourbillon, but the perpetual-calendar module is a completely new development that makes two improvements...
With the company's famous Perpetual GMT +/- movement, the El Toro is an ultra-practical travel watch housed in a very contemporary design. The movement remains the only perpetual calendar that can be...
A limited edition of five pieces, the mechanical Vaucher Fleurier hand-engraved movement is encased in sapphire crystals and 54.9 of carats diamonds, which took 60 days of labor for gem-setting. The...
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Gyrotourbillon is hardly a squared retread of 2004’s landmark multi-axis tourbillon. Rather, the timepiece is a bold model that cleverly employs a new kind of balance...
This model is a modification of the company's famous perpetual-calendar mechanism that revolutionized the complication in the mid-1980s. IWC has added a digital display with an energy-storing...
Panerai’s 47-mm, steel-cased, in-house tourbillon is as technical as it was unexpected, turning on an axis different from any other tourbillon and faster than most at 30 seconds per revolution. The...
The idea behind the Diane "was to create a very strong watch for a woman," says vice president of design Sandrine de Laage. "We wanted to combine the importance of high complication with a unique and...
With a chain and fusee mechanism as well as free-sprung balance with the company's in-house hairspring, the Richard Lange Pour le Merite may be the most accurate wristwatch to emerge from 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...

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