Watches

OriginTimes has the perfect winder for the new Parmigiani Bugatti Super Sport watch ("The Super Car to Watch,")—and 15 other timepieces. The $98,500 Big Block Winder ( www.origintimes.com ) is...
The delicately feminine Dame de Pressy ( www.dewitt.ch ) ladies watch is not as great a departure as it might appear to be for DeWitt, a company known for its bold, technically complex timepieces...
Maximilian Büsser & Friends’ Horological Machine No4 Thunderbolt (HM4) is unusual but not unexpected: Outlandish designs are precisely what propelled Büsser’s 5-year-old brand ( www.mbandf.com )...
The mechanical-watch renaissance of the past decade or so has proven a boon for just about every sort of timepiece, as brands have developed and produced countless new models of complicated, simple,...
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...
The $290,000 Corum Admiral’s Cup Minute Repeater Tourbillon 45 ( www.corum.ch ), a special-edition minute repeater tourbillon that marks the 50th anniversary of the manufacturer’s Admiral’s Cup watch...
For companies with brand names as substantial as Hublot’s, acquiring 30 new employees may not seem particularly newsworthy. But for a niche industry in which art, craft, and precision engineering...
A vision for gearheads, the Harry Winston Opus X ( www.harrywinston.com ) is the 10th and latest timepiece in the Opus series, an annual collaboration between the American jeweler and an independent...
‘‘This is really the first time we have used the movement as an important part of the design of the watch," says Chopard copresident Karl-Friedrich Scheufele of Engine One, one of four new timepieces...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 tagline “less is more” speaks volumes about Chopard’s thinnest timepiece, a 6.8mm-thick chronometer available in both rose and white gold with a slate-gray dial. The thin case is achieved through...
Originally launched in 2005, this model features a few upgrades, most notably the new dial variation and mechanical self-winding movement now showing the date. The timepiece, which comes with a hand-...
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:...
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...
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 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...
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...
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...
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...

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