Watches

Christian Dior turned to its sister company Swiss watchmaker Zenith, both divisions of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, to create a special movement for its second men’s timepiece. Only 15 pieces...
Blancpain unveiled its annual limited-edition timepiece inspired by love: the ladies’ Saint Valentin 2009. The series of 99 flyback chronographs is the latest release from the legendary manufacture...
To commemorate Valentine’s Day, watchmaker Jaquet Droz has created a limited-edition timepiece designed to convey the spirit of love. Only eight models will be made of the new Grande Seconde Medium,...
Bell & Ross watch company specializes in timepieces with complicated movements and large, easy-to-read faces and has designed watches for French civil defense bomb squad, the Belgian Grand Prix,...
The 140-year-old Italian watchmaker Panerai will open its first New York boutique in early December at 545 Madison Avenue. It’s the latest in a series of store openings worldwide that includes...
To celebrate the opening of its first California boutique in Beverly Hills, IWC Schaffhausen unveiled a new timepiece, available exclusively at the new store. Only 15 numbered models of the Big Pilot...
In 1784, French watchmaker Jaquet Droz designed a pocket watch called the Grande Seconde. Almost three centuries later, Jaquet Droz will debut its first sport watches inspired by the iconic 18th-...
Founded in 1755, Vacheron Constantin is the oldest continuous watch brand in the world, yet it continues to develop some of the most innovative timekeeping concepts. Its newest introduction is the...
Passionate watch collectors can wait several months or even more than a year for the delivery of a highly desirable, complicated new timepiece from one of the world’s most prestigious brands. But...
Antiquorum will offer more than 400 rare and historically important timepieces at an auction held October 16 in New York?including a 1930 yellow gold Longines wristwatch owned by Albert Einstein (...
Panerai’s caliber P.2005 is a new take on an old concept. But that doesn’t mean that the latest timepiece to house the caliber, the Luminor 1950 Titanium Tourbillon GMT, is any sort of copycat. The P...
Piaget has created a timepiece set to adapt to every irregularity of our Gregorian calendar, including leap years and daylight savings times, up to the year 2100. The Emperador Coussin Perpetual...
Twelve years ago, when Marc Jacobs applied for the position of artistic director at Louis Vuitton, he created a design for a line of simple black, white, and gold watches as part of his submission...
The latest offering from Daniel Roth is a wristwatch with a twist: Besides keeping time, it can keep you entertained. Inspired by Italian baroque artist Caravaggio’s 16th-century painting The Card...
Swiss watchmaker Corum, the official timepiece supplier for the World Series of Poker (WSOP), is offering players the opportunity to custom order hand-painted dials featuring their winning hand. The...
Despite his self-assured demeanor, Max Büsser, one of Switzerland’s young watch entrepreneurs, has reason to worry. This became evident last summer, when Büsser was constructing his first Maximilian...
De Bethune’s latest watch models could be viewed as a bow to the modern, technical designs that now are in vogue among Swiss watchmakers. With asymmetrical angles and multipart dials, the new...
Ulysse Nardin received an early, though not immediately apparent, head start in the watch industry’s recent technology race. That advantage came in 1998, when longtime collaborator Ludwig Oechslin...
An interview with Nicola Bulgari cannot be contained to a q uestion-and-answer format. With his enthusiasm and candor he instantly engages me in an impromptu, fast-paced conversation. He becomes...
A custom skeleton Tecnica timepiece from Swiss watchmaker Michel Parmigiani. Three limited-edition Kalpa skeleton watches, two of which mark Parmigiani’s 30th anniversary as an independent watchmaker...
A watch manufacturer traditionally has demonstrated its mastery of the mechanical art by producing a grand complication, often a sober-looking piece that incorporates a chronograph, perpetual...
A crowd gathered last summer in Moscow’s Sobornaya Square, within the Kremlin walls, to watch 120 Presidential Guards in full regalia perform a 40-minute display of drills and dressage, accompanied...
The F.P. Journe Sonnerie Souveraine is hardly the most complicated or flamboyant timepiece, but its purity of purpose and results-driven innovation place it among the best watches of the year. The...
The term “American-made” holds little allure for those who have learned to regard Switzerland as the sole source of fine mechanical watches. Yet the quality and design of American timepieces once...
For all its expressive sound, a minute repeater still could be considered a blind purchase. These coveted, highly complicated musical timepieces are so exclusive that rarely would you have the...
Nicolas Hayek did something that every serious watch collector only fantasizes about: He ordered the reproduction of Abraham-Louis Breguet’s most coveted creation, the so-called Marie-Antoinette...
Is 100 years of experience really required to produce an exceptional watch? Jérôme De Witt does not think so. In only four years, he and his fledgling company, De Witt, have made significant progress...
Shanghai is a city in transition, poised for a major breakthrough as the metropolitan beacon of mainland China, simmering with its potentially massive luxury market. Shanghai’s space-age skyscrapers...
Patek Philippe Reference 5101P 10-Day Tourbillon The spin doctor is in. There is certainly no shortage of superlatives in the highest echelons of Swiss watchmaking. So what makes one piece stand...
Cellini New York’s horological smorgasbord. Instant gratification is not generally associated with buying an exceptional watch. If you are in the market for a high-end complicated timepiece or one of...

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