Watches

Known for its eclectic themes and technically creative designs—which have included moon dust and metal from the wreck of the Titanic — Romain Jerome is looking to the future for its next timepiece...
A common lament among certain collectors and industry insiders is that expanding group ownership of the leading watch brands (and the resulting incursion of corporate culture) has lowered a damper on...
Two integral components of high-end watchmaking—unorthodox com­plications and new materials technology—owe their genesis at least in part to the experiments of Ulysse Nardin, which was little more...
Not long after the 40th anniversary of Audemars Piguet’s flagship Royal Oak model—an occasion the watchmaker celebrated in 2012 with various galas, the introduction of special models, and a global...
Witness mastery in motion: Robb Report brings you the $472,500 Jaquet Droz Bird Repeater watch in...
While the boats in the 34th America’s Cup may struggle to make the starting line, watches dedicated to sailing, and racing in particular, have arrived in greater numbers than ever before. The so-...
Bell & Ross, the brand known for drawing inspiration from the dashboard of the cockpit, has created a new limited edition Flight Instrument Collector’s box that encases six Flight Instrument...
Featuring vintage watches and precious jewelry for women and men, Timeless celebrates the iconic resort’s glamorous past, present and future.
An ultrathin ribbon of silicon helps the Girard-Perregaux Constant Escapement ( www.girard-perregaux.com ) address a problem that has long vexed watchmakers: how to maintain a watch’s accuracy as the...
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...
One could argue that continuity is the primary element distinguishing Patek Philippe from its Swiss watchmaking rivals. The company’s adherence to mechanical watchmaking during the quartz revolution...
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 company that built a watch with the world’s largest tourbillon carriage (the Giga Tourbillon) recently released a model with what might be the fastest-rotating carriage. The $242,300 Franck...
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...
The Richard Mille RM036 Tourbillon G-Sensor Limited Edition Jean Todt watch fuses the world of racecars and the watches together.
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...

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