Watches

Audemars Piguet’s Millenary has taken many guises over the years, but the new Millenary Carbon One ($268,100) may be the edgiest yet. Furthering the brand’s emphasis on three-dimensional design, the...
Last month, Richard Mille’s RM 025 Tourbillon Chronograph Diver’s Watch (about $450,000) finally arrived at U.S. dealers, more than a year after it was unveiled to the world. As one would expect,...
Known for elaborate timepieces that exude classical elegance and technical mastery, Daniel Roth added its first sport watch: Endurer ($14,300). While making a dramatic design departure from Roth’s...
Thirty years after its debut, Piaget’s Polo collection has undergone another face-lift. With a refreshed and updated outlook, the Polo FortyFive (named for its upsized 45mm dimension) delivers...
Robb Report’s contributing editor James D. Malcolmson offers his advice on building a watch collection, and reveals his favorite timepieces. He’s been covering the Swiss watch industry for more than...
Vacheron Constantin recently displayed a selection of vintage watches made exclusively for the American market at its Geneva boutique (and former headquarters), known as the Maison. One of these...
Diamond mogul Laurence Graff has unveiled his first full-fledged collection of timepieces inspired by none other than the diamond. In addition to dazzling diamond-encrusted women’s timepieces, there...
Blancpain’s president and CEO Marc Hayek feels the need for speed. So much so, that he formed an alliance between his brand and Lamborghini to launch this year’s Super Trofeo racing series, which...
With its high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion-resistant properties, titanium has long been a popular metal for watches, though it’s generally used for cases and bracelets. Corum breaks new...
Rather than dedicate itself to producing complicated technical movements that hide inside the case, watch newcomer Nubeo seeks to create highly complex and imaginative cases that make an impactful...
If you have ever wanted to view one of the greatest watchmaking enigmas of all time, you will have your opportunity this month at the Breguet boutiques in Beverly Hills and New York City. In 1783,...
A few years ago, Patek Philippe resurrected its mod Nautilus for men to mark the 30th anniversary of the brand’s signature sport model. This year, Patek reinterprets the design for women who want an...
In the 1930s, Alfred Dunhill’s sleek lighters and cigarette cases and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso watches embodied the rectilinear moderne aesthetic that defined the Art Deco design movement. This...
The jeweler Harry Winston once said that if he could, he would set diamonds directly onto a woman’s skin. It isn’t surprising then that when Harry Winston introduced its first timepieces in 1989, the...
"We are not as boring as you think," says Chopard co-president Caroline Gruosi Scheufele, who designs and oversees production of the company’s jewelry and jewelry watches. Geneva may be the capital...
Piaget may be the one Geneva watch company whose ties to the city’s watchmaking traditions run too deep for its own good. The Piaget name has become so associated with high jewelry and watches...
Patek Philippe is hardly the most approachable company in Switzerland. Its reputation as the consummate traditional watchmaker goes hand-in-hand with its status as the most primly Calvinist of any...
For the better part of a century, anyone wanting to visit Vacheron Constantin at its Geneva home would be directed to the boutique located in the company’s historic headquarters. The brand has...
Considering he speaks no French, you would hardly consider Franc Vila to be a likely candidate to build a new Geneva watch brand successfully. But after just a few minutes of conversation with the...
Venture into the lakefront boutique of Antoine Preziuso in downtown Geneva, and you will have stumbled upon one of the Swiss watch industry’s open secrets. Preziuso doesn’t have the celebrity of...
"For centuries, the rare artistry of the watch world has been dedicated to men’s watches," says Cristina Thévenaz, CEO of DeLaneau, as she points out sketches in her weathered notebook. "I wanted to...
Horology stretches back five generations in Jean-François Ruchonnet’s family, but the young watchmaker approaches the trade from a thoroughly modern, technological angle. Computer-generated imagery,...
Jérôme de Witt’s admiration for Abraham-Louis Breguet is rather personal. De Witt’s great-great-great-granduncle Napoléon was one of Breguet’s best customers, and as the last descendant in his family...
"I love the magic of dials, as they are the face of the watch," explains Thierry Oulevay, who in just three years has established Jean Dunand as a boutique watchmaker with the professed specialty of...
By dropping two timepieces from the top of the Eiffel Tower in 1956, Wyler Genève demonstrated a commitment to durability that even a skydiver could admire. The watches still worked following their...
One can hardly blame François-Paul Journe for exhibiting a subtle look of self-satisfaction. In an industry that fairly worships the watchmaking geniuses of the past—like Abraham-Louis Breguet—Journe...
"My philosophy, as a jeweler and as a watchmaker, is always to try to do things that have not been done before," says de Grisogono founder Fawaz Gruosi. Not only is this true in the technical sense—...
For connoisseur watch collectors, the ultimate coup is a unique timepiece—a number one of one. On September 24, watch aficionados will have an opportunity to bid on 34 of these rare one-of-a-kind...
Jewelry designer Christian Tse created a novel jeweled bracelet that with the press of a hidden stem reveals the time illuminated on a LED-type screen that shines through diamonds or gemstones. The...
Known for their uncompromising temperaments, genius watchmakers don’t often take on group projects. But collaboration is the life force behind Maîtres du Temps , which debuted last year with its $400...

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