Robb Report’s contributing editor James D. Malcolmson offers his advice on building a watch collection, and reveals his favorite timepieces.
Vacheron Constantin recently displayed a selection of vintage watches made exclusively for the American market at its Geneva boutique (and former headquarters), known as the Maison.
Watch-industry veteran Jean-Marie Schaller began selling timepieces under the Louis Moinet marque in 2003.
Corum recently tackled a tricky engineering challenge and, in the process, produced the Corum Ti-Bridge (www.corum.ch), a contemp
THE GIFTUlysse Nardin Planet Earth, a large-scale desk clock that visually represents the relative positions of the Earth, moon, sun, and potential eclipses.
Diamond mogul Laurence Graff has unveiled his first full-fledged collection of timepieces inspired by none other than the diamond.
Blancpain’s president and CEO Marc Hayek feels the need for speed.
With its high strength-to-weight ratio and corrosion-resistant properties, titanium has long been a popular metal for watches, though it’s generally used for cases and bracelets.
The DeWitt Minute Repeater Tourbillon GMT Antipode (www.dewitt.ch) combines traditional high complication with utilitarian funct
Of the scores of concept watches introduced with great fanfare over the past few years, many have never actually functioned as advertised.
Only a decade ago, it appeared that watchmakers skilled in the traditional arts of engraving and enameling would go the way of the dodo bird.
Rather than dedicate itself to producing complicated technical movements that hide inside the case, watch newcomer Nubeo seeks to create highly complex and imaginative cases that make an impactful
If you have ever wanted to view one of the greatest watchmaking enigmas of all time, you will have your opportunity this month at the Breguet boutiques in Beverly Hills and New York City.
A few years ago, Patek Philippe resurrected its mod Nautilus for men to mark the 30th anniversary of the brand’s signature sport model.
The BRM R50-VT (www.brm-manufacture.com)—from the French watchmaker whose founder, Bernard Richards, has a penchant fo
The novel double-balance spring arrangement in Henry, a recently created watch from Swiss manufacturer H. Moser & Cie, is made completely in-house.
The Grande Sonnerie—Jaeger-LeCoultre’s most sophisticated musical watch yet—will come with two additional timepieces and a sonic security system.
In the 1930s, Alfred Dunhill’s sleek lighters and cigarette cases and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso watches embodied the rectilinear moderne aesthetic that defined the Art Deco design movement.
Patek Philippe is hardly the most approachable company in Switzerland.
Considering he speaks no French, you would hardly consider Franc Vila to be a likely candidate to build a new Geneva watch brand successfully.
"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 sketches in her weathered notebook.
Horology stretches back five generations in Jean-François Ruchonnet’s family, but the young watchmaker approaches the trade from a thoroughly modern, technological angle.
Jérôme de Witt’s admiration for Abraham-Louis Breguet is rather personal.
"I love the magic of dials, as they are the face of the watch," explains Thierry Oulevay, who in just three years has established Jean Dunand as a boutique watchmaker with the professed specialty
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 admire.
One can hardly blame François-Paul Journe for exhibiting a subtle look of self-satisfaction.
"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 Gruosi.
The jeweler Harry Winston once said that if he could, he would set diamonds directly onto a woman’s skin.
"We are not as boring as you think," says Chopard co-president Caroline Gruosi Scheufele, who designs and oversees production of the company’s jewelry and jewelry watches.
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 secrets.