Watches

A timepiece whose precision is matched only by its beauty, a Patek Philippe World Time wristwatch from 1949 will highlight Sotheby’s Important Watches auction in New York City on June 8. The very...
Breitling opened its New York flagship boutique on May 19 with a star-studded celebration attended by a long list of ambassadors, including Wayne Gretzky, Boomer Esiason, Morgan Hoffmann, Scott and...
Acclaimed 19th-century automata from a private collection will be available once again as lots billed Swiss Mechanical Marvels Part II have been added to Sotheby’s Important Watches auction, to be...
From Antoine LeCoultre’s early horologic innovations in 1833 to his grandson’s collaboration with Edmond Jaeger and on down to today, Switzerland’s Jaeger-LeCoultre continues to advance the art of...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! As selected by our editors, here are the best new women’s watches in each of six different categories: high jewelry, complication,...
Robb Report ’s June “Best of the Best” issue is on newsstands now! As selected by our editors, here are the best new men’s watches in each of six different categories: complication, innovation,...
Visual Art: Blancpain Villeret Shakudō The métiers d’art segment has in recent years become the most competitive in the watch industry. The most notable effort this year emerged from the Blancpain...
Dress Watch: Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Vision Despite Greubel For-sey’s intrepid chronometric pursuits, the brand’s massive cases and sometimes asymmetric designs tend to appeal to a...
Technical Innovation: Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 No matter how long you stare at this bespoke timepiece—or its 57 complications—you can never truly appreciate the 8-year adventure that three...
Conceptual Innovation: Breguet Tradition Chronographe Indépendant 7077 Breguet CEO Marc A. Hayek has made the Tradition line of historically inspired watches an important part of the brand’s...
Complication: MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual Made in collaboration between MB&F and the Northern Irish watchmaker Stephen McDonnell, the Legacy Machine Perpetual stands apart from the pack...
Design: Louis Moinet Memoris Contemporary collectors are enamored of openwork watches and traditional lateral-clutch chronographs, and the boutique firm Louis Moinet has had the good sense to include...
On-screen legend, the late Steve McQueen, set the standard for antihero movie stars of the late 20th century. A motorsports enthusiast of epic proportions both on- and off-screen—amassing a personal...
One of watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet’s most famous pocket watches just sold for a record-breaking price at a Christie’s sale in Geneva, Switzerland. Part of Breguet’s rare self-winding perpétuelle...
Christie’s Rare Watches and Exceptional Complications Sale is a feast for discerning collectors…
To most people, complication implies a difficulty. In the world of mechanical watchmaking, however, the word connotes something far richer: A timepiece complication is any function that does more...
CEO, TAG Heuer, and President, LVMH Group’s Watches Division To Jean-Claude Biver’s well-documented list of talents, which includes his deft skills as a marketer and evangelical front man, one must...
Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and if you want to make the perfect impression on mom, you need the right gift. Whether jewelry dripping with multihued gemstones or watches with colorful...
Greubel Forsey and Philippe Dufour are reviving manual watchmaking techniques. Dubbed Le Garde Temps—Naissance d’Une Montre (The Guardian of Time—Birth of a Watch), Greubel Forsey’s latest...
Like its predecessors in the Endeavour collection from H. Moser & Cie., the H. Moser Endeavour Perpetual Calendar Concept ( h-moser.com ) is a provocative study in minimalist design. No indices...
BRM Chronographes will make 25 of this watch celebrating Le Mans and 24 Hours at Daytona winners...
“You can never be too rich or too thin.” Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor, wasn’t referring to fine watchmaking when she uttered her famous quote, but she may as well have been. Ever since the...
The story of how a crafty thief stole Breguet’s Marie Antoinette pocket watch—and got away scot-free…
The spring season brings with it the prospect of new beginnings and a fresh wardrobe, so we asked Saks Fifth Avenue’s Eric Jennings , the retailer’s vice president and fashion director (and highly...
Baselworld, the weeklong luxury-watch fair that concluded March 24 in Basel, Switzerland, saw a dip in attendance this year. But what the show lacked in crowds it made up for with a modest but...
Audemars Piguet’s past resonates in its current generation of minute repeaters. In 2006, eight master watchmakers and engineers at Audemars Piguet sat around a table in their Vallée de Joux...
Given the level of recognition that Carole Forestier-Kasapi—Cartier’s head of movement creation—has achieved with her flying tourbillons and watches that mimic the brand’s famous see-through mystery...
Connoisseurs of both timepieces and timeless cars should find parking space on their coffee tables for Drive Time: Watches Inspired by Automobiles, Motorcycles, and Racing from Rizzoli. The...
Taking a cue from modern alpinism, the new Montblanc TimeWalker ExoTourbillon Minute Chronograph Limited Edition 100 summits challenges with high-tech materials and precise action. Designed for peak...
Sure to be a sold-out hit, Zenith’s Academy Christophe Colomb Tribute to The Rolling Stones watch commemorates a band who certainly has time on its side. Released to coincide with the iconic rock...

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