While many watch companies cloak themselves with images of automobile racing or aviation, Richard Mille injects this performance ethos into his watches.
Three of Savile Row’s finest custom tailors—Henry Poole & Co., H.
Watch aficionados with a taste for the exquisite and the very rare will have their appetites gorged by Audemars Piguet’s Musical Hours exhibition, coming to the brand’s New York boutique from Dece
Fraudulent claims notwithstanding, no one has yet succeeded in creatin
Vacheron Constantin is renowned for its skeleton watches, which feature faces that reveal the timepieces’ delicate, handmade components, and for its highly complicated watches.
The beauty—or tragedy, depending on how you view it—of Audemars Piguet’s $2.25 million Springtime Charm watch and earrings suite, currently sitting for a limited engagement in the window of its fl
There comes a point in every watch devotee’s life when it is time to try something different.
The most remarkable watches are often one-of-a-kind pieces, custom-made for clients of means.
When you don a tourbillon, you strap to your wrist what is perhaps the most inefficient, out-of-date—not to mention expensive—complicated watch available.
Once you have encountered the hopelessly fastidious Swiss, it is easy to understand why they excel at manipulating tiny metal parts.
Oddly enough, precise production schedules almost never apply to complicated watchmaking. Unanticipated technical challenges can make the work frustratingly slow.
René Beyer, the 40-year-old CEO and president of Chronometrie Beyer, cannot pinpoint the year, but it was sometime during the fall of 2000 or 2001 when his late father, Theodor, asked to meet him
It is tempting to write off Franck Muller’s latest jewelry collection as wretched excess for a certified watch maniac.
A wristwatch cannot be considered truly complicated unless it is also complicated to read.
There is a certain threshold at which an addict can no longer deny or camouflage his compulsion.
The workmen have left, the scaffolding is down, and Audemars Piguet (888.214.6858) has moved into its sleek five-story Manhattan townhouse on 57th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.
ts are built as integrated units for extra displays ratherDress watch fans have something to celebrate now that serious suits are back in fashion.
Everyone wants a wristwatch that is part mechanical genius and part great design. This year, Michel Parmigiani has endowed a single watch with liberal helpings of both.
Jaeger-LeCoultre has created the most impressive jewelry watch of
Watches with flamboyant dials suggesting a distinct flavor of yesteryear have become so popular that they are as much the province of marketing directors as designers.
For years, Swiss watchmakers have adhered to the belief that women do not like to fuss with their watches.
Audemars Piguet unveiled its Royal Oak Concept watch to some of its most important retailers by intentionally dropping the $155,000 tourbillon on the floor.
With the release of the Big Pilot’s Watch, the International Watch Co. of Schaffhausen, Switzerland, has literally and figuratively put it all together.
Even a watch novice can recognize that there is something special about Vacheron Constantin’s 247 with a 31-day retrograde calendar.
In the heart of Switzerland’s Jura Mountains lies the Vallée de Joux, a small basin that is encircled by dense forests and blanketed with a heavy coat of snow and ice for nearly six months of the
Few things rankle more than when someone disses your sweetheart—even if she happens to be a watch.
Would you buy a watch from a designer whose work was thrown out of Switzerland’s most prestigious exhibition? For many watch enthusiasts, whether they realize it or not, the answer is yes.
A few years ago, as Hermès watchmakers in Switzerland were hard at work developing the innovative Nomade travel timepiece, a call came from Jean-Louis Dumas-Hermès, the company’s chairman and CEO
Only a hardened watch industry insider or collector recognizes the names Svend Andersen, Thomas Baumgartner, or Bernhard Lederer.