Watches

For the adventurous, it is imperative to have the correct tools at one’s disposal. Whether flying the skies, diving under the waves, or rocketing around the track, the right purpose-built watch can...
Celebrating the symmetry and precision of the universe, the new Arnold & Son Nebula timepiece has been engineered for equipoise. Named for the birthplace of stars, the manufacture’s mechanical...
Since its introduction in 1931, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso has stood as an icon of modern watchmaking. Over time, however, the range of watches in the line grew a tad unruly. “Two years ago, we saw...
Happy February 29. Glued to the Gregorian calendar as we are, today is that extra date that falls every four years to make up for the fact that the earth’s orbit of the sun does not perfectly match...
In the late 1990s , Karl-Friedrich Scheufele , co-president of the Chopard Group, came across a timepiece at auction from the 18th-century master chronometer maker Ferdinand Berthoud . “I managed to...
The Panerai Lo Scienziato Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Titanio ($143,000, panerai.com ) features both a tourbillon and a movement-revealing dial—an unconventional design for Panerai—but still adheres...
While the MB&F Legacy Machine Perpetual ( mbandf.com ) is perhaps the most traditional-looking timepiece to come out of the avant-garde Swiss watchmaking consortium Maximilian Büsser &...
In the 1960s and 1970s, the golden age of the chronograph , the complication was found on only the most exceptional timepieces. Today, chronographs are ubiquitous—and rightly so. Aside from the date...
The developers at the major watch companies walk a fine line as they weigh their own visions and horological ambitions against commercial expediency. Even in the collector’s market, disciplined...
Distinctive duality is on display with Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso One collection —a feminine homage to one of the manufacture’s horologic innovations from 85 years ago. The Swiss watchmaker’s...
The Breguet Museum and its President and CEO, Marc A. Hayek, have acquired an exceptional dashboard chronograph created for Bugatti at an auction that took place on Saturday 6th of February, 2016, in...
In early December, the Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet welcomed clients, press, and celebrity friends of the brand to a “winter wonderland” at its new boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills —...
A haven for horologic investments, Buben & Zörweg’s X-007 Extreme is a watch-winding vault built for Bond. The Germany-based safe manufacturer pairs its hallmark artistic aesthetic and innovative...
This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 8, kicking off a 15-day festival in which Chinese communities around the world will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey . Every year...
This year, Chinese New Year falls on February 8, kicking off a 15-day festival in which Chinese communities around the world will celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Fire Monkey . Every year...
Among luxury connoisseurs, the name Cartier is likely to conjure images of sumptuous jewels and classic 20th-century wristwatch designs, à la the iconic Santos and Tank models. But until recently,...
Fiona Kruger enlivens the Swiss watchmaking scene with her frightfully unconventional concepts. While attending a ­master’s-degree program in Switzerland, Fiona Kruger, a young Scottish design...
Known for its plush setting, exclusive invite list, and top-of-the-line timepieces, the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) is the high-end watch industry’s annual coming-out party...
From an elaborate diamond-and-sapphire watch to world-class caviar, we’ve scoured the earth for the very best ways to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day. The following gifts are romantic,...
On-screen legend, the late Steve McQueen, set the standard for antihero movie stars of the late 20th century. A motorsports enthusiast of epic proportions both on- and off-screen—amassing a personal...
CHRISTOPHER WARD GO SQUARE FOR THEIR SLIMMEST-EVER MECHANICAL MODEL – THE C5 MALVERN SLIMLINE SQUARE In the words of the classic Huey Lewis song - Christopher Ward’s latest launch shows that it’s ‘...
The C5 Malvern Slimline Square adds a stunning streamlined style to the popular Malvern range...
When the 26th annual Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens in Geneva on January 18, visitors will discover a streamlined layout “designed to promote a spirit of conviviality,”...
The new Breitling Exospace B55 connected chronograph takes the brand’s acclaimed aviation acumen to new heights. The Swiss manufacture’s first smart watch synchs traditional flight-focused...
Watchmaking is a de facto preserve for global handicrafts.
Microtechnology adds unprecedented complexity to artisan-crafted dials.
Glashütte Original democratizes its travel complication. “What we had in mind initially was to generate a new innovation that would express how people perceive traveling through [multiple time zones...
Out-of-the-box design allows Bulgari to squeeze a tourbillon into its thinnest dimensions ever. "When we sent the design for the Finissimo to our case maker, they called to tell us that we had...
Audemars Piguet’s latest perpetual calendar emphasizes hand-adjusted tradition. “The idea is to rework the traditional perpetual calendar in a more contemporary way,” declares Audemars Piguet’s...
H. Moser’s once-vaunted perpetual calendar is reengineered for the real world. When the results of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève were announced in 2006, most of the winners were well-...

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