Watches

Featuring vintage watches and precious jewelry for women and men, Timeless celebrates the iconic resort’s glamorous past, present and future.
Finely decorated vintage movements attracted a small group of enthusiasts to the tiny watch manufacturer Dubey & Schaldenbrand during the 1990s and early 2000s. Dipping into the hoard she...
Louis Moinet ’s Derrick Tourbillon, a limited edition of 12 watches ($280,000), seems expressly designed for a specific customer who owes his fortune to the blessings of petroleum. The automaton on...
Vacheron Constantin has reimagined its classic men’s Overseas sport watch in a sparkling women’s version set with more than 600 diamonds at a total weight of 2.5 carats. The water-resistant Overseas...
The following is one in a series of impressions taken at BaselWorld 2013, one of the Swiss watch industry’s most important venues for introducing new models. Anyone who has ever stood watching an old...
With a delicate, cushion-shaped case reminiscent of the 1920s, Glashütte Original ’s new women’s-watch collection has a distinctly feminine edge. The Pavonina Collection is named from the Latin word...
Chanel ’s first timepiece, the Première, was unveiled in 1987. It reflected some of Coco Chanel’s most enduring symbols: the octagonal case is in the shape of the stopper on the Chanel No. 5 perfume...
Timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the firm’s original diver’s watch, Blancpain ’s Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe can dive to new depths: It is water resistant to 1,000 feet. New developments...
Every spring, most of the major Swiss watch brands unveil their new product innovations for the year at BASELWORLD. After several days of reviewing new models from the top brands, Robb Report ’s...
On first viewing of the elegant and sober lines of Laurent Ferrier’s Galet Micro-Rotor, one might...
Famous for its large-scale builds for serious watch collectors, the watch-winder manufacturer Orbita has unveiled a modern unit for those with slightly smaller troves of high-end automatic watches...
Like many Swiss brands in recent years, the American jewelry and watch brand David Yurman has radically altered the look of its Classic watch model by completely clothing it in black. But while most...
The legendary French crystal maker Lalique has teamed up with the Fleurier, Switzerland–based watchmaker Parmigiani to produce a limited series of desk clocks ($98,000). Parmigiani, which began...
Part of the unique symbiotic relationship between Italian watchmaker Panerai and its base of obsessive collectors is a play upon the sometimes obscure details of its manufacturing history. Some of...
While there is nothing unusual about a watch company CEO creating special-edition timepieces based on a personal passion, the idea came as a complete surprise to the executives of the Taito and Namco...
The Geneva-based boutique watchmaker Laurent Ferrier has established a long-term partnership with Meissen Italia, a subsidiary of the venerable German porcelain maker, to create limited-edition...
Devotees of New York’s Tribeca Film Festival might consider bidding on the one-of-a-kind Portuguese Automatic that IWC has offered in support of the event. The piece features the company’s Pellaton...
While from the front it looks like an archetypical Franck Muller Curvex model, a look at the back of the new Cintrée Curvex 7 Day Power Reserve ($23,200) reveals a surprise. In place of the modern...
Philippe Marti seems a little uncomfortable as he shows off the ceramic production operations at G. & F. Chatelain SA. Marti is the director of this Chanel-owned case and bracelet maker in La...
Given its racy good looks and ease of construction, it is small wonder that carbon fiber has been used in more varied ways in watches over the last two decades than any other material. But unlike the...

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