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"We are not as boring as you think," says Chopard co-president Caroline Gruosi Scheufele, who designs and oversees production of the company’s...
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...
"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...
One can hardly blame François-Paul Journe for exhibiting a subtle look of self-satisfaction. In an industry that fairly worships the watchmaking...
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...
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...
Horology stretches back five generations in Jean-François Ruchonnet’s family, but the young watchmaker approaches the trade from a thoroughly modern...
"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...
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...
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...
Thirty-four Exclusive Timepieces for Sale
For connoisseur watch collectors, the ultimate coup is a unique timepiece—a number one of one. On September 24, watch aficionados will have an...
Watches: Bountiful Harvest
When making watches, Van Cleef & Arpels plays to its strengths. Instead of trying to showcase its technical expertise—as other jewelry houses...
Jewelry that Tells Time
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...
Watchmakers Collaborate on a Timely Invention
Known for their uncompromising temperaments, genius watchmakers don’t often take on group projects. But collaboration is the life force behind...
Watches: Into the Spotlight
Over the last two decades, complication specialist Christophe Claret has been one of the watchmaking industry’s unsung geniuses. His creations have...
FrontRunners: Depth Perception
The new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique ( www.greubelforsey.com ) is the most stunning piece to date from Robert Greubel and Stephen...
Time to Dive
Several watchmakers presented an array of impressive divers’ watches this year, but IWC stood apart with a dramatic expansion of its Aquatimer range...
Gérald Genta’s Latest Gefica: A Tribute to Africa
Gérald Genta has created its first all-white timepiece, inspired by Africa’s snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro. The Gefica Kilimanjaro is the latest...
Robb Design Portfolio: About Face
One can easily imagine the moment of creative epiphany that occurred when a Cartier designer looked up at a rotating billboard and realized that the...
FrontRunners: Second Date
IWC established its bona fides as a maker of modern mechanical watches in the 1980s with its original Da Vinci, which offered the then-novel mix of a...
Encased in Time
The Louvre museum in Paris is honoring the life and legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, a watchmaker whose contributions to horology include the...
Like several Swiss watchmakers who have heavily invested in becoming more independent from movement suppliers, Breitling spent the last five years...
A brand best known for technical innovations, Ulysse Nardin flaunts a fresh sense of style with its Executive Dual Time, the latest addition to the...
Panerai’s Time at Sea
Each April, yachting enthusiasts gather for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, a pageant that rewards not only speed but style. With the annual...
New Tourbillon Watch Boutique on Wall Street
One of the most coveted watch models among collectors is the highly complicated tourbillon, which was invented in 1801 by Abraham-Louis Breguet as a...
Watches: Idea Man
When executives at the Geneva-based private equity firm Alliance Management hired Yvan Arpa in 2006 to run a watch company that they were relaunching...
Time: Enamel Magnetism
With the bang of a gavel at a 2002 Antiquorum sale in Geneva, a Patek Philippe platinum World Time watch sold for $4,026,524—the highest price paid...
FrontRunners: Case Closed
Richard Mille seldom makes compromises with his designs, so it is not surprising that the basic form of his new RM025 ( www.richardmilleusa.com )—the...
In late 2002, the Swiss watch industry buzzed with rumors that ETA, a division of the Swatch Group and the supplier of movements to a host of...
Time: Enamel Magnetism: The Art of Cloisonné
The earliest known examples of cloisonné are six gold rings dating to the 13th century B.C. that were discovered in a Mycenaean tomb in Cyprus in...
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