The new Greubel Forsey Double Tourbillon Technique (www.greubelforsey
Several watchmakers presented an array of impressive divers’ watches this year, but IWC stood apart with a dramatic expansion of its Aquat
Gérald Genta has created its first all-white timepiece, inspired by Africa’s snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro.
One can easily imagine the moment of creative epiphany that occurred when a Cartier designer looked up at a rotating billboard and realize
IWC established its bona fides as a maker of modern mechanical watches in the 1980s with its original Da Vinci, which offered the then-nov
The Louvre museum in Paris is honoring the life and legacy of Abraham-Louis Breguet, a watchmaker whose contributions to horology include the
Like several Swiss watchmakers who have heavily invested in becoming more independent from movement suppliers, Breitling spent the last five
A brand best known for technical innovations, Ulysse Nardin flaunts a fresh sense of style with its Executive Dual Time, the latest addition
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 Br
When executives at the Geneva-based private equity firm Alliance Management hired Yvan Arpa in 2006 to run a watch company that they were
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 p
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
Richard Mille seldom makes compromises with his designs, so it is not surprising that the basic form of his new RM025 (
The earliest known examples of cloisonné are six gold rings dating to the 13th century B.C.
If watchmaking maestro Vincent Calabrese were canonized, he would become the patron saint of gearheads.
Standing on the terrace of the Petit Trianon, on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, Nicholas G.
Bob Siragusa hesitated for several days before contacting well-known jewelry designer Michael Beaudry, who at the time was pr
Watchmaker Bernard Richards cannot be accused of procrastinating.
Vogard, a small-scale Swiss watch manufacturer, specializes in custom travel watches built for the demands of, say, Bostonians who recoil fro
Well before the Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus opened, engaged socialites were vying to be the first couple to marry on the
Around 1880, Constant Girard—founder of Girard-Perregaux—unveiled a pocket watch that could measure fractions of a second.
Throughout his life, Swiss engineer Jean-Léon Reutter was fascinated by the idea of a clock that could keep time for centuries without a w
Superstrong and ultralight, carbon fiber has long been the preferred material for high-performance applications that demand sturdiness.
The Daniel Roth il Giocatore Veneziano (www.danielroth.com) invites
Two years ago Corum updated its 48-year-old Admiral’s Cup collection, which is dedicated to sailing.
Fashion powerhouse Chanel, in an attempt to elevate its standing among watch collectors, approached Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Pigu
It appears that the Hong Kong collector who paid some $564,000 at last year’s Only Watch auction in Monaco for an empty box—a stand-in for a
As a publicity stunt, early-20th-century watchmaker Paul Wyler once demonstrated the durability of his timepieces by tossing one of them off