Watches

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...
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...
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,...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Corum's latest diver's watch takes full advantage of the massive Admiral's Cup case. This watch is formidable with a helium-release valve and 1,000 meters of water resistance.
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-...
Bell & Ross's diver's watch is one of the company's most ergonomic designs with wrist-hugging curves that still maintain the aggressive character of a military timepiece.
The ChronoMaster Open Grande Date is an extension of the ChronoMaster Open, but with a new complication and black or silver sun guilloche dial with hand-mounted appliqué indexes and numerals. Inside...
Richard Mille's modification of his diving tourbillon (this is an automatic) remains a highly technical timepiece with 22 torque screws securing a three-piece case. Water resistance is a solid 300...
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...

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