Piaget may be the one Geneva watch company whose ties to the city’s watchmaking traditions run too deep for its own good.
For the better part of a century, anyone wanting to visit Vacheron Constantin at its Geneva home would be directed to the boutique located in the company’s historic headquarters.
For connoisseur watch collectors, the ultimate coup is a unique timepiece—a number one of one.
When making watches, Van Cleef & Arpels plays to its strengths.
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 screen that shines through diamonds or gemstones.
Known for their uncompromising temperaments, genius watchmakers don’t often take on group projects.
The new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique (www.greubelforsey.com) is the most stunning piece to date from Rober
Over the last two decades, complication specialist Christophe Claret has been one of the watchmaking industry’s unsung geniuses.
Several watchmakers presented an array of impressive divers’ watches this year, but IWC stood apart with a dramatic expansion of its Aquatimer range, which was introduced in 1967.
Gérald Genta has created its first all-white timepiece, inspired by Africa’s snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.
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 chronograph and a perpetual calendar.
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 same concept might make an interesting dial for
The Louvre museum in Paris is honoring the life and legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, a watchmaker whose contributions to horology include the invention of the tourbillon, which remains a complex,
Like several Swiss watchmakers who have heavily invested in becoming more independent from movement suppliers, Breitling spent the last five years developing its first in-house manufactured moveme
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 Dual Time range.
Each April, yachting enthusiasts gather for the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, a pageant that rewards not only speed but style.
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 means to improve the accuracy of timekeeping.
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, they understood from the outset that the indu
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 for a vintage (pre-1990) wristwatch at auction.
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 companies, would soon restrict deliveries.
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 1952.
Richard Mille seldom makes compromises with his designs, so it is not surprising that the basic form of his new RM025 (www
Standing on the terrace of the Petit Trianon, on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, Nicholas G. Hayek— president and CEO of Breguet—muses on the interplay of business and culture.
If watchmaking maestro Vincent Calabrese were canonized, he would become the patron saint of gearheads.
Bob Siragusa hesitated for several days before contacting well-known jewelry designer Michael Beaudry, who at the time was preparing to launch a new watchmaking venture.
Watchmaker Bernard Richards cannot be accused of procrastinating.
Nick Stellino, a Los Angeles–based television chef, author, and marketing consultant, speaks with obvious relish about the "structure and flow" of timepieces, and compares them to evo
Vogard, a small-scale Swiss watch manufacturer, specializes in custom travel watches built for the demands of, say, Bostonians who recoil from dialing up a time-zone setting marked "New York." The
Well before the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus opened, engaged socialites were vying to be the first couple to marry on the hotel’s waterside terrace.
Superstrong and ultralight, carbon fiber has long been the preferred material for high-performance applications that demand sturdiness.